How hard is it to replace rotted wood?

by Joe
I have to replace the rotted wood on the exterior of my garage door. And also around my window on the exterior of the house. See pics attached.
q how hard is it to replace rotted wood
q how hard is it to replace rotted wood
  8 answers
  • Dfm Dfm on Dec 23, 2017
    you need to remove the trim pieces from the garage, and replace...ive got the same job to do come warmer weather. You could just replace the rotted parts...but I think it will look nicer to do it all. Prime and paint each board....or if your lumberyard carries the right pieces they may be pre primed.

    • Joe Joe on Dec 23, 2017
      thank you. Just left Home Depot and got all of the same pieceS. Hardest part was trying to match the paint.

  • Barbara Buchan Barbara Buchan on Dec 23, 2017
    And be sure you put some sort of moisture barrier (like a piece of composition roofing) under the new piece of wood to prevent a reoccurance

  • Barbara Barbara on Dec 23, 2017
    Great advise from both.

  • Joy30150932 Joy30150932 on Dec 23, 2017
    The boards can be removed one at a time and used for measuring the replacement pieces. Before replacement I would put a coat of exterior primer on the back of each board so that they last much longer. You can fully paint the boards before installation and then touch up the screw/nail holes. It will take longer this way but then you will get a more professional finish.

  • Nancy Turner Nancy Turner on Dec 23, 2017
    Thank you for the suggestions you all made. Hubby and I have to do the same exact places on our garage next summer!

  • Joe Joe on Dec 23, 2017
    Thank y’all. Great advice.

  • Sharon Sharon on Dec 23, 2017
    I would also seal that bottom edge with some marine epoxy paint to seal the end grain, and not let it touch the concrete, cause it wicks moisture right up into the wood and rots it.

  • Dfm Dfm on Dec 24, 2017
    im so glad the garage is white.....