|Hale damage to vinyl siding|
The hail DID put a few small holes in our 40-year-old vinyl siding. The stuff gets brittle with time. We decided to do a simple repair job that cost us all of $5.00 for materials.
Here's my supply list. Sample siding, Scotch tape to hold it temporarily in place, DAP auto/marine silicone sealant in a tube, and scissors to cut the tip of the sealant.
|Supplies necessary to the fixit job!|
We found free samples of siding of the same color at Lowe's. I asked for a half dozen pieces and told them we weren't planning to buy siding...just needed some patch material. They sent us away with their blessing. (We buy plenty of other supplies there!)
The repair was easy as could be. First I washed the dust off the siding, drying it carefully. Then I dabbed some of the silicone sealant on the back of the sample, put it into position, and taped it to hold it securely till the silicone set up. The tape was probably not necessary but it took only a minute. The next day I removed the tape and the repair was solidly secured.
|Georgia Pacific sample of vinyl siding|
|Perfect color match|
A year later, the repair is still holding and is almost not noticeable unless one is looking for it. Of course, if your damage is extensive, especially if it is covered by insurance, this is not your remedy. But in our case it was perfect.
You can tell 'em you got the idea from WhiteStone! *smile*
P.S. Disclaimer! We are not affiliated in any way with any of the products named herein...just happy customers. (We had no leftover pieces of the original siding...if you do, simply cut to an appropriate size and apply a patch, sealing the edges well with the silicone.)