Wood rot is caused by a fungus that needs 3 things to survive: wood, moisture and heat. To prevent wood rot, you need to address each of these necessities. Fortunately, there are simple ways to prevent wood rot from developing:
- Remove any infected/damaged wood as you notice it.
- Install new flashing and moisture barriers around windows, vents and doors.
- Use natural anti-wood rot products to keep wood rot fungus from infiltrating your home.
- Apply a quality wood sealant to all wood that is exposed to moisture, and preferably use one that contains a fungicide.