Does anyone know of any other good (non-sales-pitch) sites on replacing
rotten wood around windows?
This house is 40 years old - mostly in good shape, but previous owners
didn't keep the windows seals. Water has gotten in, followed by termites,
I found this "how to" video on repairing rotten wood. The whole series is
pretty helpful to me - at least it is "believable" and not a slick
Anyway, I would appreciate hearing from someone who may have a good (free)
Thanks in advance.
I've been doing my own home repairs for almost 30 years, and I'm pretty open
minded when it comes to new ideas that might save me time or improve the
quality of the final results. But, I can't see how a video about fuel
management systems could help with repairing rotted wood.
Don't know if you're looking for carpentry tips or how to fix the wood
itself. This is a commercial site- but google "rot doctor" for lots
of stories of how well it works.
I heard about it on the 'old boat' groups/forums/magazines. I've
used it on the bottom piece of a garage door and it's looking good
after 6-7 years.
Man you just start removing the rotten wood one piece at at time with
a flat bar or cats claw. If you go after the nails with the claw yu
might be able to avoid destroying the wood. Make a note of which
piece was removed and in what order. Then that rotten shit can be
replaced with new wood. I have also seen rotten wood "repaired' with
Bondo which is used on auto body work, not the best.
You can either....
Remove the window and replace the wood.... Not for the faint of
It'll give you the nicest results. You just need to be comfortable
work. Profesisonal companies ARE out there that do this sort of
really worth it unless the house has historic value and certain
guidelines need to
Remove the window itself and replace it with a renovation vinyl window
replacement windows). (cheap, easy but overall not a personal
Replace the window completely and install a "new install" window.
Some additional costs involved with working with the siding and fixing
internal trim / drywall work. Nicest results but takes on more time
On Mon, 11 Feb 2008 08:57:34 -0800, "MS Vista User"
There are numerous methods including using Bondo. But the best
procedure is to replace the wood. You may find more rotten wood as
you remove the existing wood. Most importantly, find out why there is
wood rot--check flashing, caulking, drainage, etc.--else you'll be
back in the same predicament in 5+ years.
Window condition is a good indicator how well the owners keep the
The YouTube content and the posted topic being totally at odds proves
that M$ Vista usage addles the brain of the user. Scary. Best get
plenty of rest and wait for Service Pack 12 when it will be safe.
Meanwhile, a tinfoil hat will keep Ballmer & Co. at bay. Keep the
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