A hole in a siding is more than an eyesore. It also creates functional problems because holes invite moisture and insects. Depending on the extent of the gap, you may be able to repair a vinyl hole siding on your own. We’ll explain how to do this.
Vinyl Siding Repair: A Step-By-Step Guide
The process is fairly simple. All you need is caulk in the same or similar color as the siding. If you can’t find caulk of the same color, then use paintable caulk. You can paint over this using latex paint of the same color as the siding.
To begin, follow this process:
1. Use a mild dish detergent and a soft cloth to clean the area around the hole.
2. Use a caulking gun to fill the hole with caulk. Fill the hole as much as you can; you should even slightly overfill it.
3. Use a rigid plastic card or scraping tool to remove the excess caulk.
4. Allow time for the caulk to dry according to manufacturer recommendations.
Additional tip: we recommend investing in an inexpensive zip tool, which you can purchase at your local hardware store. This nifty accessory enables you to easily fill in caulk below and behind the hole.
In some instances, the hole may have already led to the aforementioned moisture and insect issues. We advise bringing in a professional installer to inspect the damage. Even a dime-sized hole can lead to extensive damage over time if no action is ever taken.
We Repair Siding Holes
We inspect, repair, and replace all siding types, as well as windows. Our gallery shows Spokane Valley homes before and after siding repairs/replacement. Call Exteriors Unlimited if you notice even a seemingly minor hole. We repair vinyl siding holes before the opening leads to unintended consequences.
Siding Hole Repairs for Spokane Residences
Serving Spokane, Spokane Valley, Liberty Lake, Medical Lake, Cheney, Sprague, Reardan, Spangle, Rockford, Fairfield, Edwall, Ford, Clayton, Deer Park, Colbert, Chattaroy, Mead, Airway Heights, Davenport, Ritzville, Nine Mill Falls, Rosalia, Oakdale, Tekoa, Colfax, St. John, and Endicott Springdale, Elk, Post Falls and Coeur d’Alene since 1984