I got a rotten piece of wood soffit and tried to find a contractor to fix
it. One contractor came and suggests that instead of fixing the rotten
piece, he would cover all the trims with aluminum. He claims it will be
maintenance free for years.
Is that a good or even viable idea, especially covering the rotten wood
I'd apprecate any help and opinions.
tell the guy that wanted to cover up the rotten wood that you wont be
needing him... imagine what kind of work he does without telling the
customer???? the rotten wood has got to be removed you might have a wood
rot that will continue to the frame of the house and who knows where and
then the house falls down and the alum, will be covering a pile of wood
tell Mr. cover up
to give up his day job!
rotted wood attracts insects and creates more problems later on.
besides ......you will not know the extent of the damage until it is
replace the rotted wood with rough spruce (ledger board) then wrap with
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