We purchased our first home last summer. It is a split-level. There is a deck that comes off the back. It is not properly flashed. Below the deck on the back of the house, there are two windows.
This summer when I was mowing the lawn, I noticed that the brick molding on one of the windows was rotting. I decided to replace it with PVC molding. When I removed the molding from the window, I discovered that the sheathing is horribly rotted. It has to be replaced.
I don't even know where to start. The house has aluminum siding, I don't know how to get it off. If I can get it off, I know the rotted sheathing needs to come out and the flashing needs to be addressed. My initial thought was to convert the deck to a free-standing deck, to eliminate future issues. What do I need to look for once I take the siding off, as far as barriers, wrap, etc is concerned? I'm pretty handy, I just have never ventured into something like this before. Am I over my head doing this myself? I don't even want to know what it would cost to get this done by a pro