Learn how to repair wood siding yourself with a complete material list and step-by-step instruction. See how to remove the damaged siding with little damage to existing siding. Then measure for proper fit of the new siding. Remember to add new tar paper for extra weather-proofing. Finally, attach the new siding with sliding nails that do not rust and fill seams with outdoor caulk. Then prime and paint to match your existing structure.
Has your vinyl siding corner come undone? HGTV expert Henry Harrison shows how you can reattach it using a vinyl siding removal tool, also known as a zip tool. First remove the corner piece, then slide the zip tool under the siding and loosen it up. Be careful, because older siding can become brittle; you may want to wait for a warm day when the siding will be softer and more pliable. After you get the siding loosened, reattach the corner piece. using nails; be sure to leave about 1/8" of the nail exposed to allow the siding to flex during warmer or colder weather. Last, reattach the vinyl siding.