How to repair vinyl siding

Our three-step guide to replacing a damaged section

By Michel RoyMichel Roy

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Adding a new section of siding

There’s a lot of vinyl siding keeping weather out of cottages, and there are many reasons you may need to replace a piece of it. A falling branch could crack your siding, a nearby barbecue could melt it, or your neighbour’s potato gun could pop out a chunk.

Tip: When there’s siding damage in a prominent spot and you don’t have a few lengths saved from the original installation, you may be able to remove a piece from a less visible spot on the building to replace the damaged section. If you have to buy new siding, pay more attention to matching the profile than the colour. A paint shop can match the colour of your existing siding and provide acrylic primer and paint designed for vinyl siding.

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