We built our house 8 years ago. It's a basic Cape with 3 dormers. All of the exterior window trim on the 3 dormers is rotting. The rain appears to bounce off the roof and has penetrated the siding, causing decay, in record time.
Any suggestions about the following:
1) what material should I use to replace the trim. MDF? Plastic? It will need to hold paint and appear to be wood or the look of our cedar house will be for naught.
2) what kind of preventive measures do you suggest behind and around the trim to keep water from penetrating underneath?
Any advice will be appreciated!