- Sep 26, 2017
- Under the Hood
My backyard Shed - Installed 1997 / Cost $1,087. I have always kept it painted and it still looks good, but I just noticed a Corner Trim piece was rotted (at the bottom). As you can see in the photo, a small area had a break in the paint, allowing water to begin the decay process. This was the 2nd time I have replaced a trim piece. My solution was to attach Drip Edges to Corner Trim and Front of Door. Made out of 1/8 x 2" aluminum with an overhang of 3/8" I think my 'future' self will thank me. I'll still be diligent about inspecting the paint and touch up if needed / hopefully I won't be replacing any more wood boards. I know a lot of people don't have the time (my neighbors and relatives; "oy vey") But if you do any carpentry work around the house, think long term. I prefer using poplar (not popular) wood (Home Depot) / not pine. Or if you can, Vinyl Trim. Another important install feature should be air-flow under the Shed.