Ridding the Rotted Wood Around Your Windows - On the House

Ridding the Rotted Wood Around Your Windows

By on March 25, 2014

In the remodeling industry, window replacement is big, big business. Damaged or rotted wood sills and frames prompt consumers to consider spending $5,000, $10,000, $15,000 and more in replacement costs.

This is because most folks don’t realize that rotted wood frames can be repaired. A two-phase, two-part epoxy repair kit is needed. Scoop out the soft, rotted wood, mix the two part liquid that makes up phase one and apply it to the affected area as a weather seal and bonding coat. Next, use the two-part putty that makes up phase two to fill the hole.

The finished product can be planed or sanded just like wood. Use an oil primer and an oil- or latex-finish coat to make the frame look new again.

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