I had a contractor come by to give me an estimate. My intentions were to totally renovate a house. The contractor told me that the damage is so bad that I'd be better off tearing down the house and starting from scratch because the seals has so much damage. This was a planned investment, I was wondering if the only option is to tear down. I'am not sure if the damage was caused by termites. I do know that there have not been any gutters on this house for a long time.