Corner sections can be tricky to fix - but it can be done. Repair your damaged siding corners using the following hints.
Things You'll Need
- Caulking Guns
- Rivet Tools And Rivets
Use a utility knife to score both sides of the damaged section from top to bottom. Leave the nailing strips in place.
Wiggle the damaged piece with pliers until it comes free.
Cut just the nailing strips off of the replacement section.
Run a bead of silicone caulk along the flanges (these are the pieces you cut the nailing strips off of).
Hold the new piece up to the existing nailing strips and press it into place. The caulk should hold it temporarily.
Fasten the replacement permanently by using blind rivets. A long-nose riveter is best for this.
Tips & Warnings
- Use galvanized hardware to prevent rust.
- A new blade in your utility knife will work best. Score the plastic with a straightedge, then cut again or snap the plastic by bending it at the score.
- If you're going to paint the siding, use paintable caulk rather than silicone caulk.
- Be careful when cutting the plastic with a utility knife.
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