Although wood can swell and crack due to weather extremes, including very high and low temperatures, wind, and moisture, wet or dry rot is one of the most serious, common, yet often overlooked structural problems encountered during painting projects. Typically caused by certain types of fungus that digest damp wood, wet or dry rot can affect the entire wood structure in your home. To avoid major structural damage, repairing and replacing rotten wood is critical. Luckily, you don’t have to do it yourself or hire a separate contractor to take care of this aspect. That’s because most Florida house painters will repair or replace rotten wood as part of the painting process.