Signs Your Wood Door is Rotting

Signs Your Wood Door is Rotting

Here are signs that a wood door is experiencing rot.

If you use wood doors throughout your home, there is the unfortunate possibility that your doors could experience rotting. When this happens, you’ll want to replace your doors with new ones before the rot has a chance to cause any more damage. So, how can you tell when rotting is taking place? Here are signs that a wood door is experiencing rot.

The Wood is Crumbling

While rot is never good to see, it’s good that you can see it. Whenever your wood door is starting to rot, you’ll notice that the wood begins to crumble. You can also do a touch test with your door. If a wood door has a flakey texture upon touching it, that means it’s likely rotting.

There are Functional Problems With Your Wood Door

Whenever a wood door is installed properly, it should be able to operate smoothly and without issue. The door should open and close seamlessly. Perhaps, however, you’ve noticed that your door is harder to use than normal. If this is the case, rot could be the source of the problem.

Whenever a wood door starts to rot, it can start to warp and swell up. This causes the door to become sticky. As a result, it could become harder to open and close the door. This is not only an inconvenience to anyone trying to use your door, but it can also jeopardize the safety of your home.

When your door doesn’t open and close easily, it might not successfully lock when you use it. This means that there’s a greater chance of your home being vulnerable to break-ins.

You See Peeling Paint or Dark Stains

Paint that’s either peeled, chipped, or cracked can sometimes indicate moisture damage. Alternatively, if your door has changed to a darker color, it could be due to either water damage or fungus growth.

Seeing if your door has a soft touch to it will give you a better idea of whether or not rotting has occurred. A door that’s soft to the touch has likely experienced some level of rotting.

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