My first post! I found y'all with a Bing web search...
I have a rotting wood problem. I attached pictures. I'm assuming that the unpainted portion of wood at the bottom of the frame absorbs water during rain, then just rotted out over time. This has created a gap where various critters get in.
How do I repair this? Quite honestly, I'd like to avoid replacing the entire length of wood because it seems like it'd be pretty hard. Also, this is a rental house, and I have no incentive to spend lots of money (and the reason I'm averse to calling the landlord is because we get such a good deal on rent, AND rent hasn't gone up in over three years, and I really want to keep it that way!). Nevertheless, if I have to spend money/do work, I will definitely do it.
I'm pretty handy with cars and motorcycles but I've never done anything like this before. I truly appreciate any assistance you can provide.