Some of the most common problems in the construction industry include the installation of wood materials before they are “back-primed”; improper painting of the building; and improper or missing caulking. Wood that is not properly primed, painted and/or caulked, absorbs moisture and will warp and rot over time. The wood ultimately becomes non-maintainable. Exterior wood trim that has not been back-primed, even if painted and well maintained on the front side, will experience problems when moisture gets trapped behind it. The photos below show a variety of examples of inadequate painting and back-priming.
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