This rainwater has caused considerable rot of the clapboards. So I have 2 questions:
1) Is there any good way of preventing this from happening again? I've gotten advise not to use a diverter or gutters ... snow, etc.
2) any advise on how best to do the siding next to the chimney? Should some kind of flashing be used ? PT trim bd next to it ?
Thenks for any and all advise.