holes in vinyl siding

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Fri Oct 21, 2011 12:06 pm

I have a few half dollar and quarter size holes in my vinyl siding from hail that hit last year. What would be the best way to seal them? I have one on the wall that my headboard in my bedroom that I never noticed and I think it has leaked water and now messed the sheetrock up that I am going to have to replace. After further inspection I have found a few more. So looking for the best product to patch these holes.

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Fri Oct 21, 2011 3:22 pm

Repairs might be covered by your insurance policy. Call your agent.
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Fri Oct 21, 2011 4:32 pm

It's really not a problem big enough to get involved with insurance. Be more of a hassle than it's worth. I found some vinyl hole tape for siding and skirting that will work.

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Fri Oct 21, 2011 9:29 pm

Short of replacement, that tape is probably your best bet. The repair tape sold through this web site (Books & Parts link at top of page) wouls stick and seal real well. It is white and would need to be painted. This tape is not specifically a vinyl siding tape, it is a roof repair tape. It should last for many years.
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Sat Oct 22, 2011 10:31 pm

The best way would be to get replacement pieces of siding. How old is the home? Are you the original owner? You might be able to find out from the manufacture what type and brand of siding it is.


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Mon Oct 24, 2011 8:23 am

Yes, I'm the original owner. Bought it in 2003. I may look into that as a final/long term solution. But I am going to go with the tape for now as a short term solution.

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Tue Oct 25, 2011 6:28 am

i used white duct tape on my white skirting. worked great