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Question DetailsAsked on 6/16/2016

WHERE CAN I FIND SOMEPNE TO REPAIR A COUPLE PIECES OF WOOD ON THE UPSTAIRS FRONT AND POSSIBLE THE WOOD PIECE UNDER

2 PIECES OF WOOD UNDER ONE OF THE UPSTAIRS WINDOWS NEED TO BE REPLACED AND POSSIBLY THE PART THAT JUTS OUT UNDER THE WINDOW ITSELF ALSO

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Depends on how these pieces of wood fit into the window - if part of the window frame can require removal of the window to fix, and commonly a totally new window unit is where you end up - both because the high labor cost in fixing window framing and priming and painting it commonly exceeds the cost of just yanking it out and putting in a new one, and also because it is hard to find a window shop these days which will actually repair wood windows - though some finish carpentry shops will, and a few door and window shops will.


If just trim strip or brick mold on the inside or outside, rather than part of the window frame, and the outside sill is separate from the frame (sometimes is) then Handymen would be your Search the List category. Unless rot has a pretty good start on it, it is also possible that a good stripping and sanding, gouging out small areas of rot and replacing with wood dough and a damaged wood filler/sealer, then priming and painting will do the job without taking the window unit out. Would have to find a a well rated and reviewed door and window company or handyman to look at it and give you a quote.


One thing to consider - if the trim under it is on the inside rather than the outside, most likely due to a leak so unless the leak causing the deterioration has been fixed repairing the damage is money down the drain - will rot again if caused by a leak, which is likely if the indoor frame/trim is rotting/peeling. So unless the leak can be found and reasonably repaired, that points more in the direction of replacing the window - commonly ballpark $500-800 range for one normal size bedroom window, versus maybe $250-400 range for a repair and paint to match.


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