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mark2741 03-22-2011 04:39 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 : (

http://elearninglive.com/temp/0311/awning.jpg

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?

kwikfishron 03-22-2011 04:48 PM

You could just caulk the holes and yes it would be real noticeable.

Or you could spent $9 on a siding panel and another $9 on one of these http://homerepair.about.com/od/exter...ng_ziptool.htm and fix it right.

DangerMouse 03-22-2011 05:00 PM

Of course, the color will not match.

DM

Ron6519 03-22-2011 05:17 PM

They do sell these white screw covers you might use. Depending on the size of the hole.
Ron

kwikfishron 03-22-2011 05:23 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by DangerMouse (Post 614752)
Of course, the color will not match.

DM

Although it doesnít look like it he said the siding was white.

In cases of a mismatch you can steal a piece form a less noticeable spot on the house and put the new there.

Ya just gotta love that vinyl siding. :whistling2:

daveb1 03-22-2011 05:28 PM

For a better colour match you could try replacing the panel with the screw holes, with a piece of siding that you removed with the zip tool from a less noticed part of the house (maybe around the side). You would still need to buy a panel to replace around the side, or put the caulk repaired piece in the lesser noticed spot.

Ron6519 03-22-2011 05:28 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by kwikfishron (Post 614766)
Although it doesnít look like it he said the siding was white.

In cases of a mismatch you can steal a piece form a less noticeable spot on the house and put the new there.

Ya just gotta love that vinyl siding. :whistling2:

The problem with siding is that it's side sensitve. Put a North side piece on the South and it's the same as getting a new piece.
Ron

DexterII 03-22-2011 05:34 PM

Put a north piece on the south and you've got it inside out.

kwikfishron 03-22-2011 05:40 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Ron6519 (Post 614769)
The problem with siding is that it's side sensitve. Put a North side piece on the South and it's the same as getting a new piece.
Ron

Which is why I hate the stuff. Side the house today and a few years later they want a little remodel done and nothing matches. If that particular product is even still available. But thatís a another subject.

Tom Struble 03-24-2011 01:21 AM

why hate? it can be painted just like wood too match any color you want:)i agree with you,just install a new panel:thumbsup:


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