Carpenter ants, termites, or rot?

This is a piece of facia board from the front of a house about 10 ft off the ground. Is this damage from ants, termites, or just wood rot? I don’t see frass, mud tubes, or anything live. There is carpenter ant signs in the basement 2 floors down.


Sure looks like rot to me.

Thanks, that’s what I’m thinking too.

Who knows and who cares? Word your narrative accordingly and move on, just like any other defect.

Dry rot, or simply water damage.

Wood Decaying Fungi
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I would just note the wood deterioration and recommend a qualified individual repair/replace.

Look like wood rot. As others stated, note the damage in your report, recommend repairs by a qualified Contractor, and call it a day. :slight_smile: