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Old 06-28-2012, 07:15 PM   #1
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What happens when windows get refit and such, does any water damage that was happening while windows leaked cease? Or is it like rust, just keeps on going if unchecked or dealt with?
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Old 06-29-2012, 12:45 AM   #2
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What happens when windows get refit and such, does any water damage that was happening while windows leaked cease? Or is it like rust, just keeps on going if unchecked or dealt with?
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Depends on the hull material.Once the windows are installed they will need to be maintained to keep water out.Thank means cleaning out the old caulk and recaulking with a quality marine grade product.Aluminum will pit and corrode,steel will continue to rust,and wood will continue to rot.Fiberglass and cored fiberglass will delaminate.
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So, once it begins it just keeps going even after the intrusion of water has been eliminated? What feeds or sustains the process thereafter?
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Old 06-29-2012, 06:11 AM   #4
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"So, once it begins it just keeps going even after the intrusion of water has been eliminated? What feeds or sustains the process thereafter?"

Moisture , wood rots at only specific moisture levels.

The disaster of a leak is that the wood will pass thru the zones getting wet then drying out.

Seal the leak , and the rot is still there and will continue to grow as the the moisture changes.

Cure , chop out ALL the rot to regain some structural integrity , and use Cuprinol or similar to slow the next rot infestation.
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The Eagle had rot under the four salon slider windows. I open them up let them dry, poured Get Rot in the area and resealed so moisture water could get in. 7 years later, we final got the time and funds to cut out/replace the rot, and replace the glass with tinted bronze. The rot damage had not progress any further. In the PNW Get Rot, Penetrating Epoxy are popular fix as they are absorbed in the rot/wood to give it strength. So you may not have to repair right away or even repair as long as it’s dried out,/maintained, not structural and/or does not bother you.
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Thank you all for the needed info. :-)
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