||03-22-2011 03:39 PM
Screw holes in vinyl siding piece due to awning removal - fill or replace?
I've never worked with vinyl siding before so not sure what to do here...I bought a house last year that has a cheap 'sunsetter' retractable awning attached to it with a bunch of screws that go through a piece of vinyl siding to attach it to the house.
Much to our (pleasant) surprise, the deck that this awning was designed to protect never gets a lot of direct sunlight so this awning serves no purpose even if it was a quality one (which it's not). So I'd like to just remove it and get rid of it, which would be easy to do but the problem is I'd be left with a horizontal line of screw holes along an entire piece of siding : (
You can only see the first couple of screws but they are a few inches apart across the entire span of the awning, which is approximately 10 feet wide.
Is replacing the piece of white siding the only remedy, or could I get away with filling in the holes with some caulk? Would they be real noticeable if I did that? If so and replacing the siding is preferrable, is it something that a dope like me could learn how to do or is it best left to a pro?