Wood is one of the most durable materials, but is also affected by the passage of time and do not receive proper maintenance, could cause damage of importance. Wooden Windows are exposed to the rigours of the climate and therefore suffer a much more accelerated wear due to the sun, water, wind and chemical agents. But if we repair it in time, there is no reason for our window last many years longer and you can avoid a call to a Seattle window installation company for help.
The most common damage on wood are: rot, deterioration of the PuTTY and damage to fittings (hinges, fasteners, screws, etc.). These problems are preventable with proper maintenance.
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When the Windows are already damaged, we must act as soon as possible to prevent damage forward and completely destroy the wood. We dismantle the window leaves and we proceed to sand sheets and painting the frame, leaving bare wood, then you will see clearly the deterioration of window and according to the degree of the same, we will repair damaged parts. For sanding, we will use a Sander with a drive half granulated.
In the case of scratches or dents, it is very easy to repair them with a little wood putty, we however with wood pulp so that the filling is not noticeable. Wood-pulp is prepared with glue vinyl and sawdust. Let dry thoroughly and then sanded until it is flush with the rest of the surface of the window. We varnish or paint to taste.
If the wood is rotten, it is remove the segment that is in poor condition and fill the part. But if the wood is very affected, we will then replace the section of window rotten by a piece of healthy wood.
The window frame is a party more vulnerable to rot, as it remains constantly exposed to the Sun and rain. Particularly vulnerable is vertical frame, because it is rainwater that runs along the same penetrating into the wood and masonry. This problem typically remain hidden until it is too late, and the rot bursts painting. In this case, it is likely that we should change the entire bottom frame.
To change the lower sector of the wood frame, we separate it from the rest of the frame with a saw and clean edges. Cut a section identical to that rotted away and place it on your website, by sanding the entire surface and apply PuTTY repair or waterproof glue.
Let dry and then cover all cracks with putty or caulking (must be a material elastic, suitable for painting). When it is dry, we painted the frame and the leaves, let dry again and assemble the window.