Normally this bit of wood (that appears to be supporting gutter/flashing) looks all holey, I thought it might have been eaten by some bug. But after rain today it appears to have oozed out some crud – quite gross. Any ideas what’s wrong?
I’d like to replace the wood, but don’t really understand how I am to deal with the rivets (or why there are even rivets? Surely not to fix metal to wood?) for the flashing removal and reinstall.