Expert Wood-rot Repair

Seeing wood rot on your siding or trim? You can count on Athena Painting Services for a turn-key repairs and painting solution.

Siding repairs

For most homes in this area, the siding is typically comprised of hardboard (also known as Masonite) or fiber cement (also known as Hardieplank) lap siding.  Repairs to both of these types of siding are usually performed with Hardieplank due to its insect and moisture resistance.  Hardieplank also typically retains a wood grain appearance that can blend seamlessly with the existing siding.  For some older and custom homes, cedar or other materials are used.  In these cases, we will attempt to replace with the same material and will discuss options with you if it is not available or it may be cost prohibitive to do so.

At Athena Painting Services, we have earned an outstanding reputation in the industry for our exceptional work in siding repairs and replacements. Whether it’s a minor repair or a full siding replacement, we take pride in providing top-notch quality and meticulous attention to detail in every project. We understand the importance of durable and aesthetically appealing siding, and are dedicated to delivering unmatched customer satisfaction. With numerous successful projects under our belt, you can trust us to enhance your property’s curb appeal and safeguard it against the elements, ensuring your investment stands the test of time.

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Trim repairs

At Athena Painting Services, we understand the importance of well-maintained house trim in enhancing your property’s overall appearance and protecting it from the elements. Our skilled and experienced team specializes in house trim repairs, ensuring the proper restoration and preservation of your home’s exterior.

Over time, trim deteriorates due to weather exposure, moisture, and pests. Our experts are proficient in assessing the extent of the damage and recommending the most suitable solutions. Whether it involves repairing cracked or rotting trim, sealing gaps, or repainting to restore the finish, we prioritize quality and precision in every task.

We recognize that each home is unique, and we strive to maintain its architectural integrity and charm by carefully selecting materials and finishes that match the existing trim. Our attention to detail and commitment to exceptional workmanship guarantees a visually appealing and durable result.

Trust Athena Painting Services to handle your house trim repairs with expertise and care, ensuring your home retains its curb appeal and stands the test of time.

Quality Materials

Most chefs will tell you that the key to producing a quality meal is to start with quality ingredients.  Performing repairs on your home is no different.  Using the highest quality materials ensures that both the repairs, and painting, will last.

Replacement of trim such as fascia, corner boards, brick molding (around doors and windows), door jambs, window sills, etc. usually is completed using PVC boards.  This material, once painted or stained, provides a good match to existing siding and trim.  It is resistant to mold and mildew, will not rot, crack, splinter, or split, and is impervious to moisture, insects and termites.  In other words, you are likely to never have to replace it again.

While a wide range of PVC board sizes are available from local suppliers, in some cases (especially custom trim around doors and rooflines) it may not be available.  In these cases, the board will be replaced with wood.  If a replacement board will utilize wood instead of PVC, it will be described as such in the repair description.

In most cases, the entire board is removed, not just the rotted section. Replacing the entire board with a new PVC equivalent eliminates the opportunity for hidden wood rot to be left behind in the remaining section.  When only a portion of the board is replaced this is called a “splice” and will be described as such in the repair description.

Siding and trim terminology

Are you daunted by the complex jargon that contractors often employ while discussing necessary repairs? At Athena Painting Services, we strive to educate you on the various components of your home’s exterior, the common issues encountered in each area, and the underlying causes of these problems, as well as their appropriate remedies. We believe that by fostering an understanding of these areas, you can confidently make informed decisions when selecting the most suitable company to address your repair and painting requirements.

In that vein, we’ve provided a Repairs Photo Glossary that shows most of the typical trim on homes in the Raleigh area. These photos also show typical wood-rot that is seen in these areas.

Repairs Photo Glossary