During the initial inspection prior to painting a while formulating the proposal not all wood rot is visible to the naked eye. After the house has been cleaned and scraping and sanding has begun we sometimes find soft or rotted wood.
Unfortunately if this was not noted on the original proposal it is probably considered extra work and should be discussed and agreed upon prior to the wood being replaced.
A few questions often asked by the homeowner?
inspection the scraping and sanding has not begun and rotted wood is often being held together by the paint and looks fine until the prep has begun.
Tips on prevention:
For a free paint inspection of your home please call me, Ron Ramsden at 1-800-PAINTING or 978-683-9119.