At Nice Shingles Roofing & Exteriors, we have been providing the people of Stroudsburg with high-quality roofing and siding repairs and replacements for some time now. During our time as the go-to siding company for the area, we have seen a number of siding damages that have been caused by many different reasons. That being said, some are avoidable.
When a piece of siding becomes damaged, it is not uncommon for people to give us a call. That being said, some people have the inclination to take on the repairs by themselves — with the only issue being that sometimes they make the siding damages worse.
In today’s blog, we will be discussing how all of you “do-it-yourselfers” out there can repair a piece of damaged siding yourself. Continue reading to learn more.
How To Repair Vinyl Siding Step by Step
Vinyl siding can become damaged in many different ways ranging from a falling tree branch to a not-so-alert teenage driver pulling into the driveway. By following the outlined steps below, you can ensure that you have the knowledge to fix minor damages.
Things You Will Need
- Zip tool
- Claw hammer or pry bar
- Tin snips or utility knife
- Siding nails
Step One: Remove The Damaged Piece Of Siding
To begin the siding removal process, use the zip tool to pry back the overhanging edge of the siding above the damaged piece. Use the zip tool to then unhook the two pieces of siding while moving from left to right. Next, use the claw hammer to pry out the damaged piece of vinyl from the wall. The bottom edge should unclip freely when the nails are removed.
Step Two: Measure, Trim, & Hang The New Piece Of Siding
Once the damaged piece of vinyl has been removed, it is important to measure it or trace it so that you can cut a new piece of siding that is the exact same length. Once measured, you can cut the siding easily with a utility knife. Next, take the new piece that you just cut and place it in position — with the bottom edge resting on the top edge of the piece below it, clipping it in as you go. Then secure the vinyl by hammering it in with siding nails.
Step Three: Use the Zip Tool To Secure Make the Bottom Edge Flush
The final vinyl siding replacement step involves taking the bottom edge of your newly installed piece and pulling it out so that it overlaps the piece below it. As you move from left to right, pulling the lower edge out, be sure to make sure that the siding sits flush.
Or… Contact Us At Nice Shingles Roofing & Exteriors
As nice as it is to take care of home-improvement and repair projects on your own, it can be tedious. So rather than taking the time to apply what you have learned in today’s blog post, consider giving our team of licensed and experienced siding professionals a call to take care of your siding repairs or replacements.