With Winter Behind Kansas City Residents, is it Time for Wood Rot Repair and Painting?
The winter season in Kansas City can bring about all types of damaging weather for homeowners including snow, ice, sleet, rain, and other elements that can result in wood rot or the need for painting. Water (whether in frozen or liquid form) can result in substantial damage to a home, as moisture and components used in build a home such as wood, siding, and windows simply don’t mix.
The Midwest typically experiences a substantial amount of winter weather over the winter season, including snow, sleet, freezing rain, etc. When all of this eventually melts, what do you have? Water – which can seep into the seams of your home once melting occurs. Wood is particularly susceptible to water, and the result is often wood rot in ceilings, walls, and more. If you don’t have gutters on your home, water can seep into fascia, the soffit or underside of the eaves, and more.
Wood rot isn’t the only damage that may occur during the winter months. Painted siding or wood is also susceptible to the damage water can cause. Ultimately, regardless of its form water can literally destroy your home if problems aren’t addressed quickly. Rotting wood results in weak walls, sagging windows, a damaged or even destroyed roof, floor, and much more. The primary material used to build a home is wood, and considering contact with water leads to wood rot, it’s vital to ensure you take care of minor issues immediately, before they become larger, more costly problems.