Lower part of shed is beginning to rot options?

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Old 06-10-18, 05:09 PM
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Lower part of shed is beginning to rot options?

I have a shed that is going on 24 yrs built by a local company after we picked the design. I try to maintain it by painting and replacing rotted wood (door trim).

I recently got a new roof added 3 yrs ago thanks to my brother-in-law. He said the original never had tar paper. Luckily, there was no damage to the wood on the roof.

In any case, the attached pics show the issue. On the bottom, the wood is beginning to rot. I have been trying to patch and paint but this is happening in each section. I think it is from water coming down off the roof and splashing up under and on the lower part.

I am planning on putting gutters on so the water is channeled away from coming down the sides.

Instead of replacing all the wood panel sections, since most of the middle and upper parts of the shed are ok, I was wondering if there is something cheaper than replacing several sections of what I think is some type of T1-11?

I would like something that is about a 12 inches high that could be cut and place over the lower part where the wood is beginning to rot.

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Old 06-11-18, 02:23 AM
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Siding close to the ground like that is always subject to failure. Gutters may help but there is also rain splashing up from the ground and snow [if you have it]

I'd cut off the bottom portion of siding, install flashing and a 1x4, 1x6 [whatever size is needed] either using pressure treated or plastic/vinyl.
 
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I am not sure how to "cut off the bottom portion of siding" the entire length of the shed?

Flashing - what type would be good and how is it installed ?

I looked at Home depot and Lowes web site,,i don't see gray 1x6 vinyl.

If pressure treated wood is used, I would need gray stain?

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Old 06-12-18, 03:04 AM
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I think it's called PVC trim you'd have to paint it to match.
You use Z flashing, it goes under the siding, juts out 3/4" and then down a little on the wood strip below.
Take a skil saw with the blade set to the depth of the siding to make your cuts. Tacking a straight board above the cut as a guide will help you keep the cut straight.
 
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