Repair Garage Rot

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Old 05-23-17, 11:40 AM
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Repair Garage Rot

Dumb question...the top corners of the siding around the exterior of our garage door has rotted over the years (see photo). Is there any way of repairing the damage short of replacing the entire planks?

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Old 05-23-17, 12:19 PM
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Rot does not get repaired, it gets removed and replaced. Sorry.
 
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Old 05-23-17, 12:19 PM
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Yes, but before that you need to find and fix the source of the water intrusion.
 
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Old 05-23-17, 12:25 PM
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Yes, great point from Jimmie - fix the cause before anything else.
 
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Old 05-23-17, 04:41 PM
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Check the corner flashing over the horizontal rotted board. What is that vertical gap above and to the left of the rotted corner?
 
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Old 05-24-17, 05:38 AM
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Someone messed up and used what amounts to J molding over that header trim forming what amounts to a funnel directing the water running down the wall to the outside corner.
There should have been Z molding instead.
https://www.google.com/search?q=door...5eS97_e3W9m0M:
As long as that's been going on there's very likely to be far more hidden damage behind those boards.
If it was mine after all the rotten wood was replaced I'd be wrapping the whole thing in coil stock or using vinyl lumber and a new vinyl sealing strip to cover up all the wood.
Do not even think about using pressure treated lumber for this one!
 
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Old 05-24-17, 08:38 PM
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Thanks for the advice guy. Our house has always had a slew of water problems.
 
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