Loose siding is a problem that plagues many homeowners. There are several solutions to fix loose siding, which will be discussed in this article.
The first fix for loose siding is to use caulk. Most professionals will warn you against using this option as it’s not terribly sturdy and there’s a pretty good likelihood you’ll find yourself having to repair it again. However, if you need a very short-term fix, this can work in a pinch.
To fix loose siding with caulk:
- Add some caulk every 6 or 8 inches along the loose siding. Use small beads of caulk as you go, if you get too aggressive, you’ll end up with caulk squeezing out onto the face of your siding when pinch them back together. If you do get a bit of a mess, have some mineral spirits handy to avoid a major mess.
Screws are another method of fixing loose siding, but again, not one that most professionals would recommend. Screws can be added through the drain holes and can fix the problem by providing additional support by attaching the loose piece to the one beneath it. A screw every couple of feet should do the trick. If you can’t find color match screws this can be a bit of an eyesore, so check your local hardware store before you just start popping in screws.
As far as the types of screws to use, you’ll want something shore like 3/4 or 1/2 of an inch. For additional long-term hold, you could utilize some caulk in the track here as well.
The best fix for loose siding is siding fasteners. They cover all the bases you could want as far as a quality solution for fixing loose siding.
- Easy to attach
- Invisible – no unsightly holes or messy caulk
Check out our video below to see just how Master Key’s loose siding fasteners work.
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