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holes in siding

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hey guys, just bought an old house and i'm wondering how worried i should be about exposed wood on the exterior. i think it could be a problem, but i don't know how to remedy something like this the correct way.

so far contractors i've talked to have mentioned just matching a piece of the siding and putting it right over; another even said that they would put a piece of metal over it and just paint it a matching color. what do you all think?


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you can poke around there with a shovel,don't be too surprised if you don't find much

that close to grade i would expect the mudsill is rotten,wouldn't be surprised to see corner damage too

i would pull the vinyl siding off maybe 3'up inspect and repair,try to pull the grade down if doesn't look good sorry
when you were digging did you find any foundation material?.ideally you want at least 6-8'' of exposed foundation before the siding starts,but anything you can get would help,keeping the area free of plants and a layer of free draining gravel wouldn't hurt

the siding repair is fairly simple,but don't do it until you have a better grasp on what your dealing with
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