We realized there was some rot on the outside of the house after we bought it 2 years ago, and that I knew clearly, I might need to manage it eventually. As I have been trying a lot of rounds the outside of the house, preparing for brand spanking new comes (planning on painting the outside soon) I am noticing simply what quantity and the way unhealthy this rot really is. Before I am going splitting this wood of the aspect of the house and making an attempt to switch it, I need to grasp what the particular cause could are therefore I will stop this from happening to the present extent within the future. The house was solely engineered shortly ago, therefore I want it is not nearly the right age for this extent of injury to happen naturally, however, I do not know. I’d additionally prefer to indicate that each one that foam/silicon/paint making an attempt to repair or hide the problem has been there from the outset; I actually have not touched this in any respect, nonetheless. The cause is solely nature. you have wood that is outside. It gets wet, the wet stays within the wood and the wood rots. This happens once the wood is left outside in a neighborhood wherever water will mire, and the wood was not properly put in (no caulk) and is not properly maintained (not frequently painted/caulked). Much of the rot looks to start out close to places wherever wood was penetrated which might be an associate degree initial entry purpose for water. The fact that it is on a corner close to a downspout is maybe a tributary issue. you must watch this space of the house throughout serious rain to envision if the gutters/spout are leaky. To repair – replace the wood, replace it with new wood, seal the seams between wood items with paintable exterior seal off. Properly prime and paint the wood with exterior paint. Apply new paint frequently as per manufacturer (the paint that is) pointers. Additionally, check seal off frequently for potential ought to replace.