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dderolph 11-01-2007 08:27 PM

vinyl siding piece comes loose
On one side of my house, the bottom edge of one piece of vinyl siding has pulled out from adjacent pieces (above and below) for a distance of about 6 feet. This has happened 2 or 3 times after high winds. Although the wind normally does not hit that side of the house directly, strong air currents along that wall probably occur from general air turbulence.

When this has happened, I snapped it back into place and it may stay in place for awhile and this pull out again after a very windy day.

This strip of siding is basically midway between top and bottom of this section of wall. I'm wondering how to resolve this without a major removal and reinstalling of the siding on that wall. I've never worked with vinyl siding. Any suggestions on how to make that piece stay in place without removing surrounding pieces?

Sammy 11-03-2007 10:14 AM

I would pick up a siding tool at a big box for 5-6 bucks and make sure your reinstalling the loose peice so that it locks versus just pushing it back in place by hand first. It allows you to pull the lip down so it will lock with the next course. Run your hand behind it and follow the directions. Should sound like your closing a zipper as you go across the panel.

PKHI 11-03-2007 04:56 PM


Originally Posted by dderolph (Post 71142)
This strip of siding is basically midway between top and bottom of this section of wall.

Is this wall two stories? If so this could be an issue of the wall compressing causing the siding to be compressed and come loose. If this is the case you may need to add a vinyl repair strip in this location. or put a dab of silicone in the bottom hook before locking the panel back together.

XSleeper 11-03-2007 04:56 PM

That piece of siding was likely not pulled up completely tight when it was installed. The best way to fix a recurring problem like that is to put a marble sized dot of silicone in the interlock every 2ft or so before snapping it back in place, using the siding unlock tool mentioned above. It will never pop out again.

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