Asked on Aug 15, 2015

How to repair dings and dents in aluminum siding

by Mary
My neighbor recently had his roof done and the guys doing the job weren't careful and damaged my siding. I complained and asked that they replace my siding but his excuse is they can't match the color. Does anyone know a way to fix these little dings and dents in aluminum siding? I'm hoping there's a way. PLEASE?!!!
  14 answers
  • Elizabeth Pilkey Elizabeth Pilkey on Aug 16, 2015
    I doubt if you can fix it but you're entitled to compensation even if you leave it as is.
  • Melinda Melinda on Aug 16, 2015
    the company that did your neighbors roof needs to fix your house - they are responsible fot the damage their employees did
  • Judy Mitchell Judy Mitchell on Aug 16, 2015
    Speak with the company's representative about their insurance for damage. Also, again approach your neighbor about his homeowner's insurance. Indeed, you are entitled to damages.
  • Scottie Vosburgh Scottie Vosburgh on Aug 16, 2015
    If they can't match the siding, they'll need to replace the entire side. It's unacceptable to damage someone else's house while doing work and not repair it. If you're in an HOA, you'll most likely be "dinged" for it in the next inspection round. He needs to have it repaired. I'm so sorry this happened.
  • Helen Helen on Aug 16, 2015
    Depending on the colour of the siding, it may be difficult to match. If the damaged piece can be removed, they might be able to turn it over and gently bang out the dent.
  • Judy Judy on Aug 16, 2015
    Would a car dent puller maybe work?
  • Rae Rae on Aug 16, 2015
    Melinda, Scottie and Judy are right. The company need to make the repairs, whatever that might entail, to restore your home to the condition it was in before they got careless.
  • Alice Shockley Alice Shockley on Aug 16, 2015
    Contact your own insurance agent and tell them what happened. Your insurance agent needs to talk to their insurance company. This is part of what you pay insurance premiums for.
  • Dakota Dakota on Aug 16, 2015
    contact your neighbors insurance first. if they do nothing, then contact yours. yours will charge your deductable
  • Maggie Ann Maggie Ann on Aug 16, 2015
    The neighbor will be responsible for the deductible. And as Rae pointed out, they must restore your house to its original state, at no cost whatsoever to you.
  • Renata Renata on Aug 16, 2015
    I guarantee U , they would be fixing my siding!!
  • Annie Doherty Annie Doherty on Jul 15, 2016
    Great advice, ok it was accidental but nevertheless the Contractor should have public liability included in his insurance for such incidents. If he cannot match the siding, he will have to replace and make good the whole side to the standard it was before he damaged it, only fair. Good luck Mary.
  • Deb K Deb K on Oct 03, 2022

    Hi Mary, hope this helps you out.

    1. Drill a Hole In It. Drill a small hole in the center of the dent. ...
    2. Insert a Sheet Metal Screw. Select a sheet metal screw slightly wider than the hole you've drilled.
    3. Tug The Washer.
    4. Putty the Hole.
    5. Sand the Spot.
    6. Prime and Paint the Repair.

  • Mogie Mogie on Oct 03, 2022

    They damaged your siding they have to fix it. However they do that isn't your problem it is theirs. That is why they have insurance.