Wind is often the culprit responsible for working loose a piece of aluminum or vinyl siding. In most cases, homeowners can quickly learn how to fix loose siding, especially with help from this article. You’ll probably only need to reconnect the J-shaped buttock with the top locking ridge. If you’re working with aluminum siding, take care not to bend it and watch out for sharp edges.
How to Fix Loose Siding Steps
- Fit the siding removal tool underneath the lower edge of the loose siding piece.
- Gently pull with the tool as you move along the loose piece. This process lets you find the full extent of the disconnection between pieces.
- Once you locate all areas of looseness, begin snapping the loose edge back into place against the locking ridge.
- You could place a small bead of silicone caulk along the groove to help the connection stick together. If you do this, be careful to wipe off excess caulk so that it is not visible.
If the nail hem needs new nails:
- Use the siding removal tool to gently expose the nail hem that needs new nails.
- Purchase galvanized steel or aluminum roofing nails with a head at least 3/8 inch in size.
- Drive new nails into the center of the slots on the siding nail hem.
- Snap the bottom edge of the piece of siding into top locking ridge over the nail them.