Did you know that vinyl siding repairs cost between $2 to $4 per square foot? If you are looking to repair vinyl siding in your home we have a few restoration tips before you move forward with your work before you wait too long and risk costly structural damage.
If you notice any large holes or large cracks on your siding then you might have to do a bit more than caulk the area. This type of damage usually calls for a replacement piece or a siding patch. If the damage is pretty large then you will need to replace the siding that is damaged with a new piece or new pieces (depending on how big the damage is).
If the damage is a larger hole you can probably get away with doing a patch work with a utility knife and a patch. Make sure to align the patch and push it into place while pressing firmly to spread the adhesive evenly.
Sometimes a larger area calls for a professional’s assistance. Here you can get a better idea on the cost of vinyl siding in case you prefer to go this route.
If you have a hole that is up to 1 1/2 inches on your vinyl siding you will have to first level the surface with either a razor cutter or a utility knife. If there are any protruding parts, cut them out of the area. Make sure that you do not accidentally increase the size of the hole.
In order to gain access to the back of the siding use a siding removal tool to unlock the bottom of the siding that is damaged. This tool you can find at your local hardware or home center and it is called a zip tool. Once you have the siding unlocked, trim the edge of the hole to make it flush with the back of the siding.
Then, cover the hole from the back and once it is covered lock the siding back in place. To blend in the hole use a thin layer of paintable caulk or color matched caulk.
If the hole on your siding is up to the size of a nickel you have to level the surface first and then apply a generous amount of exterior caulking in the hole and around it. Once the caulk dries up all the way use a razor scraper to remove extra caulk. You can paint the caulk as needed once it has cured.
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We hope that now that you have our top tips for vinyl siding repair you can make an informed decision moving forward with your vinyl siding hole repair.