Doors and Windows

With the onset of wet weather often doors and windows become hard to open as materials swell and move. Often it is just a little tidy up, re-alignment of a door latch bolt, hinge adjustment or some planing off some wood and it works like new. Painting is essential to preserve wooden materials as the moisture and subsequent moulds can cause rapid deterioration.

Here the glazing had failed and was at a point where moisture was going to enter the window frame around the glass. A simple cleanup, application of Linseed putty and after curing for a week or two, then painting, the window is protected again for some years, avoiding the costly replacement which will ultimately be needed.

Black ants had got behind the scotia under the gutter and the moisture and activity caused the scotia to rot and fail. Keep and eye out for ants, often they are a precurser to this type of result and a pest controller visit may be a good idea.

This back door is exposed to the weather and has caused the door to split and the timber to rot where it meets the tiles. A further consequence has been the damage around the corner to the gyprock and tiles. In this instance not too late, just needs some urgent remedial action to eliminate the moisture issues.

This door was mainly exposed to the sun and was badly due for some TLC.
First coat of a Marine Grade clear varnish, the before and after is dramatic.

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