How To Dispose Of Rotted Exterior Trim?

Answer:

Remove the rotted trim boards with a pry bar and hammer. Slide the pry bar between the trim and the house siding and lift up until the nails pull loose enough to be removed with a hammer. Take off full trim pieces even if only the bottom is rotted, rather than try to splice a new piece in with the old.


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Frequently Asked Questions

How do you get rid of rotted trim?

Remove the rotted trim boards with a pry bar and hammer. Slide the pry bar between the trim and the house siding and lift up until the nails pull loose enough to be removed with a hammer. Take off full trim pieces even if only the bottom is rotted, rather than try to splice a new piece in with the old.

Does rotten wood have to be removed?

You don't always have to tear out rotten wood. Sometimes you just have to deal with it. Especially if it's part of an antique, or there's only minimal damage on an area that would be impossible to remove. Rot occurs when wood begins to deteriorate at a cellular level.

What do you do with rotting siding?

The process of replacing rotten wood siding isn't difficult. The steps involve cutting away the rotten siding, clearing out the old nails, cutting the new siding to the appropriate length, and fastening the siding as well as caulking it to make the siding watertight.

What causes rotted wood trim and siding in Michigan?

In Michigan, rotted wood, trim, and siding can be a common problem on the exterior of your home or business. Michigan weather from our blazing hot, high humidity summers to our frigid, artic cold winters can cause severe damage to your wood prematurely, compromising your wood both cosmetically and structurally.

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