Attic wood rot?

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My wife just sent me these photos from the wall of our attic. We did have a 4 foot piece of siding blow off in a storm near that location a year or two ago. It was replaced within a week or two. No further examination was done. Might be coincidence. Not sure how to proceed with repairing this.

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The only photos I have with me are from when a piece of the soffit blew up last October. This was repaired. Apparently my memory is going too. the larger piece of siding was on the other side of the house. Different storm.

This soffit area is lower than where the wood is rotting, so likely just a coincidence. (other than the fact that the builder had a drinking problem)

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The only photos I have with me are from when a piece of the soffit blew up last October. This was repaired. Apparently my memory is going too. the larger piece of siding was on the other side of the house. Different storm.

This soffit area is lower than where the wood is rotting, so likely just a coincidence. (other than the fact that the builder had a drinking problem)

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there is no soffit vent?

you are getting condensation on the inside - it shows along the rafters also.
Is that gable wall the north side of the house? (it can happen anywhere, just that is the coldest wall.)
 

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there is no soffit vent?

you are getting condensation on the inside - it shows along the rafters also.
Is that gable wall the north side of the house? (it can happen anywhere, just that is the coldest wall.)

South East corner. I took this from google. It is up higher towards the chimney.
 

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there is no soffit vent?

you are getting condensation on the inside - it shows along the rafters also.
Is that gable wall the north side of the house? (it can happen anywhere, just that is the coldest wall.)
That's what my wife first thought. But it seems to look like it's rotting thru the wood. I won't know till I get home.
 

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I instantly looked at pics. What you did is not show outside where the location was. My first thought was is there a chimney. You have bad flashing either around chimney where it meets the roof. Or the cap of the chimney is leaking or bad.
 

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I instantly looked at pics. What you did is not show outside where the location was. My first thought was is there a chimney. You have bad flashing either around chimney where it meets the roof. Or the cap of the chimney is leaking or bad.
Thanks. Will get this checked.
 

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I instantly looked at pics. What you did is not show outside where the location was. My first thought was is there a chimney. You have bad flashing either around chimney where it meets the roof. Or the cap of the chimney is leaking or bad.
Definitely somewhere around where the chimney meets the roof.

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Have you checked your chimney cap/flashing? Could be running down from/around the chimney behind/along the siding.

This requires a ladder and comfortability walking on a roof. Bring FS downhill rig up top and send it for return to mother earth. Please video.
I don't own a tall ladder to avoid dealing with shit like this. Same reason I don't own a lawnmower.
 
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