Trim and window rot


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Old 03-09-17, 02:31 PM
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Trim and window rot

A house I'm looking at has pretty significant wood rot on its trim and window sills. The siding, hardboard, is not sealed in many areas. House built in 1994. How likely is it that there is decay to the wood structures behind the trim and possible water infiltration and decay to the wall sheathing and wall studs below the windows sills? Attached a few pics. Thanks guys,

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Old 03-09-17, 03:28 PM
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Possible but not likely significant. Building paper (assuming it has it) protects the sheathing from minor leaks.
 
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Old 03-09-17, 06:39 PM
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The trim is the exterior and most likely to show signs of rot due to water damage. If the construction did not provide the protection to this I would have some real concern for what lies underneath.
 
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Old 03-10-17, 04:08 AM
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Hard to say until you start removing the affected boards. I'd prepare for the worst and pray for the best
 
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Old 03-10-17, 05:11 PM
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Typical rot spots. As the other posters have said you'll have to pull some of the rotten boards to see what goes on underneath. I've had them all in my house during its 25 year life. I've had some damage to some studs and sheathing but no major structural damage. If you are contemplating buying it have a thorough inspection done and be cautious if the seller agrees to do fixes as they may only do simple cosmetic repairs. I'm surprised that the seller hasn't done cosmetic repairs already.
 
 

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