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Kansas City enjoys each of the four seasons. The summer season brings warm days and mild nights along with the midwest humidity. That combined with spring showers and winter run-off can cause wood rot.

Many Kansas City homeowners are familiar with wood damage caused by rot. They see it in structural lumber, log homes, eaves, garage doors, exterior door trim, window casings and other wood used in construction. Current estimates show that replacement materials, needed to repair damage caused by rot alone, account for nearly 10 percent of U.S. annual wood production.

Too quickly, blame is often placed incorrectly on termites or other wood-destroying insects. However, there are no mud tunnels or mines in the wood such as seen with termite and other wood-destroying insects, nor is there any sawdust, which would be evident in the case of carpenter ant damage. What really causes wood rot is moisture.

The key to preventing rot is to control the wood's exposure to moisture and to employ an effective prevention and treatment program. While this is a preventive measure, most often Kansas City homeowners do not encounter wood rot until it is already a problem. So what do you do if it's already there?

HandyMan Allen specializes in repairing Kansas City woood rot. We first determine the source of moisture and remove it. If all sources of moisture is stopped and further prevented, most often the decayed wood will dry out and the decay will be halted. However, more than likely, the wood will need to be replaced. HandyMan Allen's process of repairing Kansas City wood rot involves cutting out the wood at least one foot beyond the rotten area. We then carefully inspect and clean the area before new wood is replaced. It is important that the new wood is not placed into contact with previously decayed wood. In addition we take steps to provide more ventilation and better design rather than simply replace the decayed lumber. We also educatate the homeowner on the causes and prevention of wood rot. This process ensures that further wood rot in that area will not occur.

More often than not, wood rot is the main culprit of deck damage. We specialize in Kansas City Deck Repair and can quickly determine and fix the damaged area.

If you are encountering Kansas City wood rot, please contact us or call at 913.706.6025 for a no obligation estimate.

  1. Handyman Allen
  2. 15543 Shannan Lane
  3. Olathe, KS 66062
  4. 913.706.6025