Wood Rot Repair

Anyone running a business in Livermore, CA, wants it to look great and appealing for customers, employees, and visitors. Any flaws in their commercial building can drive away potential customers, especially if these flaws are overlooked. 

Rot is one of the common flaws in buildings that have wood elements. Wood rot is not just an eyesore, but it can also become a safety hazard and lead to legal liability if it spreads and causes damage to the areas of the building, including its structurally crucial parts.

If your commercial building is predominantly wooden or has a lot of wooden elements, inspect it regularly for any signs of rotting. The earlier the detection of the wood rot, the better. In that case, you can easily manage the rot with simple repairs. 

But if the rot has become severe and spread to the other areas of your building, its structural integrity and strength will be compromised. In that case, wood rot replacement is the best option. Furthermore, the replacement job should be best left to professional contractors instead of attempting to do it yourself.

Custom Painting, Inc. has dealt with wood rot of varying degrees of severity. Our skilled and experienced crew will help maintain your commercial building’s wooden elements and protect them from moisture and insects. By repairing or replacing wood rot, we can restore your commercial property’s attractive appearance and maintain its structural integrity and safety.

Signs of wood rot

Wood rot can manifest in various ways depending on the severity and type of rot affecting the wood. Here are some common signs of wood rot:

  • Discoloration – Wood affected by rot often changes color. It may appear darker or lighter than surrounding healthy wood. The color can range from yellowish-brown to black, depending on the type of fungus causing the decay.
  • Softness – Rotted wood typically feels soft and spongy to the touch. When you press on the wood with your finger or a tool, it may give way easily or feel mushy.
  • Musty odor – Rotting wood often emits a musty or earthy smell. If you detect a strong, unpleasant odor coming from wood structures, it could be a sign of decay.
  • Cracks and splits – As wood deteriorates, it may develop cracks and splits along the grain. These openings provide entry points for moisture and fungi, accelerating the rotting process.
  • Fungal growth – Sometimes, you may notice fungal growth on the surface of the wood. Fungi appear as fuzzy, powdery, or slimy growths, often in shades of white, gray, green, or black.
  • Changes in texture – Rotted wood may exhibit changes in texture, such as a crumbly or fibrous consistency. As decay progresses, the wood’s texture may become increasingly degraded.
  • Weakness or structural damage – Severe wood rot compromises the structural integrity of the wood. Affected areas may feel weak, brittle, or easily break apart under pressure.
  • Peeling or flaking paint – Paint or finish on the wood surface may peel, bubble, or flake as moisture and rot spread beneath the surface.

It’s important to address signs of wood rot promptly to prevent further damage and potential structural issues. Regular inspections of wooden structures, especially in areas prone to moisture, such as bathrooms, kitchens, and basements, can help identify and mitigate wood rot early. If you suspect wood rot, consider consulting a professional for proper evaluation and remediation.

Our wood rot repair and replacement process steps

Custom Painting, Inc. uses its years of experience to deal with wood rot issues of varying degrees of severity. From minor repairs to major replacements, Custom Painting, Inc. has what it takes to get the job done right for the first time. We won’t be satisfied until your commercial building is free from the unsightly wood rot and looks appealing again.

  • Our team critically assesses and analyzes the condition of your wood rot to determine the necessary repairs or replacement.
  • We can tailor our repair or replacement solutions to the rotted area, depending on the severity of the rot:
    • Drying out wood
    • Removing rot
    • Injecting an epoxy consolidant into the wood, which will reinforce the affected wood fibers and bond with the surrounding unaffected areas
    • Applying a wood patching product
    • Painting (or staining) to complete the repair process
  • Wood rot removal and replacement:
    • Removing all rotted wood and surrounding areas to ensure no fungus remains
    • Cleaning the surfaces
    • Applying fungicide
    • Installing new pressure-treated wood
    • Painting
  • Prevention strategies:
    • Installing new pressure-treated wood
    • Cleaning gutters
    • Sealing off doors and windows
    • Repairing roof damage, etc.
  • Finishing the newly repaired or replaced wood section by painting, staining, varnishing, etc.

A painter removing old paint with a scraper

Choose Custom Painting, Inc.

Your business can benefit from professional painting services from Custom Painting, Inc. Here are the reasons why we should be your next partner for your upcoming commercial painting project:

  • Custom residential and commercial painting services
  • Decades of experience in the painting service industry
  • Quality workmanship
  • Time efficiency
  • Cost-effectiveness
  • Safety compliance
  • Flexible schedules
  • Flexible payment options
  • Color consultation
  • Free job estimate
  • Ability to finish the job on time and within budget
  • License and insurance
  • Contracts, warranties, and guarantees in writing
  • Services other than painting (acoustic ceiling removal, wallpaper removal, power washing, custom crown molding installation, double-pane window installation, decorative painting services, and a lot more)

Contact us!

Custom Painting, Inc. is considered by clients one of the best painters in the Bay Area. We always ensure that your business looks fantastic for many years to come. Do the wood elements of your commercial building need repair or replacement? Call us at 925-294-8062 or fill out this online form to request a free quote.