How to Replace a Section of Aluminum Siding

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A dent, tear or hole in aluminum siding can ruin its even look. Follow these steps to return your damaged siding to good condition.

Things You'll Need

  • Roofing Cement
  • Measuring Tapes
  • Caulk
  • Caulking Guns
  • Tin Snips
  • Cut out the damaged area with tin snips.

  • Leave the top part of the old siding intact.

  • Cut out a replacement piece 6 inches wider than the piece you cut out. This allows for a 3-inch overlap at each end.

  • Cut off the nailing strip along the upper edge of the patch.

  • Apply caulk to the side and bottom edges of the cutout.

  • Apply roofing cement to the top edge and slide the patch into place.

  • Be sure to lock the bottom edge into the section below it.

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