How to Reattach Corner Siding
Clamp down on a loose strip with these step-by-step instructions.
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If a corner of your siding is flapping in the breeze, clear the adjacent pieces out of the way and nail it back in place. Here's how:
Materials and Tools:
cat’s-paw pry bar
zip tool (siding-removal tool)
1. With the cat’s paw, remove the nails holding the corner piece in place. Slide a wedge of wood between the pry bar and the siding to avoid damaging the siding.
2. Loosen and move any phone or cable lines that may be in the way.
3. To loosen the boards adjacent to the corner cap (starting at the top), slide the tool up under the lip and pull the siding out with your fingers as you work the tool into the gap. Pull the tool down and toward the end, loosening the siding from the backing.
4. Detach each board all the way down.
5. Nail the corner piece in place with roofing nails or, if you need more bite, long common nails.
6. Put a little dish soap on the zip tool to help it slide. Hook the tool on the lip and pull the lip down. With your other hand, press in and pop the siding back together.
7. Reattach phone and cable lines.