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Exterior Trim Damage

Mar 24, 2021 11:53:02 AM / by Inspectify

Signs of wood damage to exterior trim

What it is:

Over time, the trim that surrounds exterior windows and doors can warp, rot, or crack, none of which should be ignored.


What it means:

Exterior wooden trim does more than just make a house look good, it serves as a barrier between your home’s walls and outside moisture or water. When that trim cracks, more serious issues could follow.


How to fix it:

Minor wood damage to your home’s exterior trim isn’t necessarily complicated, but it can be tricky. You’ll need a putty knife, a dremel, epoxy, and borate gel. You’ll also want to secure some paint in the same color as the undamaged sections of wood. Check out this article for detailed instructions on how to repair rotted wood trim. If you don’t feel comfortable, or don’t have the right tools for the job, hiring a professional for this project won’t break the bank.



11.4% of home inspections report signs of wood damage to exterior trim


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