This is a general question that relates to a number of small DIY projects I want to do around our house, including
- putting an awning over one of our door ways to keep rain away from the doorstep/foundation
- hanging a string of outdoor lights with a small solar panel
If I use regular wood screws to screw things into the exterior wall of my house, is there anything I need to do to water proof the hole like add sealant or anything? In both cases, the screw should be under the awning/gutter, but I am still not sure about rain in the wind or just general moisture.
I hope that makes sense - any help would be appreciated.