House exterior - huge problem
I am desperate for help.
We have a double-wide, 1983 mobile home and are about to paint it. My fiance began the prep work and found a great deal of dry rot after taking off the skirting. I have no idea what the material on the house is, thought it was T-111 (not sure I'm saying that correctly) but it's MDF! They are vertical pieces.
He started to dig out the dry rotted areas and filled the small ones with caulking or wood filler, I'm not sure which. This is a mess and I could just cry.
I simply don't know how to repair it and now the skirting is off one side of the house completely exposed and vulnerable. I have had two different mobile home repair "experts" out previously and they said they couldn't fix it. However, they wanted to sell all new siding for the house. I simply can't afford that.
Has anyone out there had a similar experience or know what to do?