How to Prevent Your Wood Storm Doors from Rotting

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What You'll Need
Wood chisel
Electric drill
Wood hardener in liquid form
Epoxy and wood filler
Putty knife

Wood storm doors are classic exterior elements for homes in colder, wetter climates. While they have an elegant, classy feel, they require more maintenance compared to aluminum or fiberglass. It's often necessary to repaint the wood when the weather gets tough, or at least coat it with something to make it last longer. Another problem that can be encountered with wood storm doors is rotting. But this can be prevented with the simple tips below.

Step 1 - Remove Bad Wood

Take the chisel and scrape off wood that is wet and loose.

Step 2 - Drill Holes and Inject Them

You need holes of about 1/8-inch in diameter. These have to be close together. The holes should be injected with a wood hardener in liquid form.

Step 3 - Fill in with Epoxy and Wood Filler

Mix the two materials together and use a putty knife to place them over the holes and other affected parts.

Step 4 - Level Out the Excess Wood Filler

You can use some sandpaper or a wood dowel to smooth out filler if you used too much.