Chimney Wood Rot Before & After

Wood Rot is a widespread and common problem on many homes in the Raleigh Triangle area. Revealing itself in many ways, wood rot is one of the home repairs that should never be procrastinated on – electing not to address wood rot early on can ultimately lead to costly repairs in the long run. Carolina Exteriors provides a variety of exterior wood rot repair services in the Raleigh, North Carolina area and we only use non-rot materials to remediate the damaged areas. James Hardie® fiber cement siding and trim and/or PVC products are used for repairs to eliminate future issues and reduce long term maintenance costs for our customers. We only use wood when the needed repairs are structural or in the case of cosmetic repairs, only if a suitable non-rot material is unavailable. From chimneys and corner boards to window casing and door jambs, Carolina Exteriors is the best choice for wood rot repair services in the Raleigh area.

Common Forms of Cosmetic Wood Rot:

  • Siding: water absorption, delamination, etc.
  • Windows: sills, brickmold (casing), stops, mullions
  • Doors: brickmold (casing), jambs, decorative surrounds (pilasters)
  • Trim: corner boards, fascia, soffit, etc.
  • Miscellaneous: decks, railings, garage door frames

Cosmetic wood rot, depending on the type of repair required, location on the home and accessibility, is an affordable repair service offered by Carolina Exteriors. Once all repairs are made, our team will then complete the project by caulking, priming (if required) and painting the newly installed materials.

On the other hand, cosmetic wood rot, if not properly addressed and repaired with non-rot materials, can lead to structural damage, a more costly repair that could jeopardize the stability of the structure.

Common Forms of Structural Wood Rot

  • Bandboards
  • Sill Plates
  • Deck Structures
  • Chimney framing

If you notice animal damage, carpenter ants or evidence of termites, you most likely have wood rot. Contact Carolina Exteriors at 919-886-7587 or request a free estimate for an assessment and no obligation estimate.