When you learn you have dry rot, one of your first thoughts will probably be the dread of having to replace the wood. This is often what many professionals recommend in order to stop the rot from spreading after the treatment process.
Replacement is also necessary to deal with weakened and unsightly sections. Window and door frames are often replaced to ensure the integrity of the building. Other areas are usually repaired. These are the two options homeowners are usually presented with.
The Third Option
Getting rid of dry rot can be an intensive and expensive process. However, there is a third option that is not only cost effective but also labor and time efficient when dealing with decayed or damaged wood that’s been affected by rot.
There are many professionals that are now using a structural epoxy as an alternative to replacing decayed or damaged wood. The process involves various steps. There are several reasons why they prefer this to the traditional repair or replace options:
- Gives an attractive finish
The structural epoxy gives a finish that is just as attractive as the original surface. However, in order to achieve this attractive finish, you’ll have to ensure that it is applied by a trained and experienced professional. This ensures that it is applied properly.
- Gives a strong finish
The epoxy provides a strong finish when applied properly. You’ll get the same strength from the epoxy as you would have got from the wood you’d use for replacement.
- Cost effective
If you’re looking for an option that is cost effective, this is the way to go. The application of the structural epoxy isn’t labor intensive. Although it is a multi-step process, it can be done with little effort. The application of the epoxy concentrates on the areas that are affected. This means that it is a minimally intrusive process. Large scale carpentry is not required. You will therefore not have to purchase materials for replacement and still get the job done.
With these benefits in mind, it is important to note that they can only be realized with the help of a professional and experienced contractor. It is important to ensure that they understand how to use the structural epoxy to ensure the best results.
Be sure to consider all the options available to you for dealing with dry rot before making a decision. Choose the option that is most suitable for your needs.