Rotting wood on shed

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Old 08-29-13, 06:40 AM
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Rotting wood on shed

Back of shed does not get much sun and bottom has some areas of rotting wood. Short of replacing the wood, what would be the best wood filler to use to repair these areas.
 
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Got some pictures? Hard to tell how to fix something we can not see.
 
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I don't know of a filler that is easier to use than simply replacing the wood. I assume the shed is either touching the ground or not very high off the ground. The wood is probably rotting from rain that splashes up. One thing you can do is to cut off the rotten wood and replace with pressure treated, cement board or metal flashing.
 
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This is the shed area needing repair...

This is the shed area needing repair...Any suggestions???
 
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Your rotted members need replacing. Cost (in materials and labor) will be considerably less than trying the "wood filler" repair method you inquired about. And the finished product going the replacement route, if properly sealed and protected, will last much longer.
 
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I agree, replacing the rotted wood is the only way to go. The brick piled up next to the siding probably doesn't help any - the further off the ground the wood is [so rain doesn't splash or snow lay against as much] and the more air circulation it can get, the longer the siding [and paint/stain] will last. There are other materials beside wood that will last longer but may not match what you have.
 
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