Fixing a minor amount of damage to vinyl siding is a quick job for a handy homeowner. The size of the hole influences the steps for how to fix a hole in vinyl siding. The most difficult part of the project will likely be finding a tinted caulk or new siding piece that matches your house color. You might need to visit a siding wholesaler or contractor-supply store to find tinted siding caulk. In this article, the siding experts at PJ Fitzpatrick share detailed step by step instructions for your project.
Fix Small Vinyl Siding Hole
- Fill the hole to overflowing with tinted or paintable caulk.
- Let the caulk cure according to package directions, usually a few days.
- Trim the caulk flush with the siding.
- Paint the caulk if you could not find tinted siding caulk in the right color.
Fix Medium Vinyl Siding Hole
- Unlock the bottom of the broken piece of siding with a siding zip tool (found at home improvement stores).
- Attach foil tape smoothly across the back of the siding over the hole.
- Lock the siding piece back into place.
- Spread a thin layer of matching siding caulk over the exposed foil tape.
- Alternatively paint the caulk if you could not get matching caulk.
Fix Large Vinyl Siding Hole
- Obtain a matching piece of siding. Ideally, you’ll have a few leftover pieces around from the original siding installation. Otherwise, try to find a matching piece from a siding supplier.
- Cut the replacement piece larger than the damaged area.
- Cut off the top nailing strip on replacement piece.
- Hold the replacement piece over the damage. If you need to cut off the bottom lip of the replacement piece to make it fit, go ahead and trim it off.
- Permanently attach the new piece over damage with construction adhesive.