Repairing Damaged Vinyl Siding Yourself


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Cut a brand-new piece of siding exactly the very same length as the one you eliminated. Remember if your siding has actually been set up for a while, the brand-new piece will not match exactly in color. Siding fades over time from the weather and UV rays.

Once the new siding remains in location, using the removal tool, slide it up behind the greater piece of siding and grip the lock at one end of the piece and by taking down and out and pressing the existing siding into location over the brand-new piece, the upper and lower (new) locks will engage each other. A good strike with the palm of your hand in a downward instructions will help make certain the siding pieces are securely locked together.

Big box shops and a lot of siding suppliers will have a simple unlocking tool for a couple of bucks. It is curved to move up and behind the siding and by moving it along the siding, unlocks the joint making removal a breeze. It is well worth the small investment. Constantly unlock the piece above the piece you are replacing. Then thoroughly and without positioning the tools on the good siding, get rid of the nails holding the damaged siding piece in place. Slide the harmed piece out and place it on your work table or horses.

Vinyl siding installation can be done by the majority of homeowners with a minimum of tools. Repair work are best carried out in warm weather as vinyl siding is a lot easier to handle when warm. There will be some flexing of the siding needed for both the removal and re-installation so although possible when cold, wait for warm weather condition if possible. Some of the tools you will need are a ladder, hammer, 4 foot carpenters level, small crowbar or felines paw, pencil, snips or saw for cutting brand-new pieces to length, a good measuring tape and a siding unlocking tool if you can find one.

With the new piece of siding cut, change it ensuring the lower siding lock seats securely over the whole length of the piece. Completions will require a little bit of flexing of the siding to interlock with the adjacent pieces however with practice this gets to be old hat. The guideline of cutting siding is leave 3/4 of an inch spacing in corner trims in cold weather and 1/2 inch or less in warm or hot weather. Siding when cold will diminish a good deal and you do not desire it to slip out from behind the corner trim piece.

Using your carpenters four foot level, location it on one of the ribs of the changed siding piece to guarantee it has been set up in a level position. Go back and have a look. Great as brand-new.