How to repair hole in vinyl siding?

by Frannie

How to repair vinyl siding that has a hole the size of a 50 sent piece?

  13 answers
  • Clean the spot well and then use vinyl siding caulk to fill it.

  • Gk Gk on Jun 24, 2020

    Here's some info for you! You do use vinyl siding caulk to fill the hole. You can also patch it.

  • Holly Lengner - Lost Mom Holly Lengner - Lost Mom on Jun 24, 2020

    Hi Frannie, this might help:

  • Redcatcec Redcatcec on Jun 24, 2020

    What we did after the lawn mower launched a stone into the siding, creating a small hole similar to the size of yours. Located the caulking color that was used on the filling areas of the house, like around windows. Cleaned the area very well and let it dry. Then put the tip of the caulking tube into the hole and overfilled it. Made sure there was no open areas of the patch, smoothed it and let it dry. Done.

  • Lifestyles Homes Lifestyles Homes on Jun 24, 2020

    If you’re concerned about trying to get the caulk to not go down into the void of the siding, I would either spray expanding foam insulation in there or glue tack a piece of bubble pack in there to fill the void and make the caulking job more efficient.

  • Em Em on Jun 24, 2020

    If your siding has texture (and most does) use a small piece of it to press into the caulking you are using to get the same finish before the caulking sets. You can match up the color with paint.

  • Zard Pocleeb Zard Pocleeb on Jun 24, 2020

    The best looking result would be if you were to replace the piece with the hole. There are normally pieces left over after a siding job for just such purposes.

  • We've used spare pieces - like a few feet long - to replace the larger area. Patching a hole is tough, you'll aways see the repair unless it's hidden behind a bush or low to the ground.

  • Dee Dee on Jun 24, 2020

    A Puncture

    If you simply have a small puncture in your vinyl siding, repair is easy.

    1. Use siding cleaner to clean the area around the puncture.
    2. Wipe the area dry with a rag.
    3. Cut the tip of your color-match vinyl siding caulk and fit the tube into your caulk gun.
    4. Squeeze the caulk into the puncture to fill the space behind the hole.
    5. Overfill the hole slightly, then use your caulk trimmer to scrape off the excess caulk.

    A Hole/Tear

    A hole or tear in your siding requires a little more effort to repair.

    1. Use siding cleaner to clean the area around the hole.
    2. Wipe the area dry with a rag.
    3. Use your utility knife or shears to cut a scrap piece of siding several inches longer than the opening.
    4. Cut the top and bottom edges so you’re left with a flat piece of siding that curves on the top and bottom.
    5. Place the piece over the hole to make sure it fits and curves correctly. If it doesn’t, continue to trim the edges until it does.
    6. Cut the tip of your color-match vinyl siding caulk and fit the tube into your caulk gun.
    7. Apply a generous amount of caulk to the back side of your scrap piece of siding and run a bead of caulk around the hole opening.
    8. Place the siding piece over the hole and press firmly to seal.
    9. Let dry, then use a utility knife to cut away any excess caulk.

  • Cynthia H Cynthia H on Jun 25, 2020

    There are vinyl siding repair kits. Good luck and stay safe!

  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on Jun 25, 2020

    Hello Frannie,

    If it is high up and won't be seen at close hand you could use White Gaffer tape!

  • Kathy Gunter Law Kathy Gunter Law on Jun 25, 2020

    You will need to replace the piece. If you don't have any that are an exact match, take a piece from an area that isn't very noticeable (like a bottom inside corner or near the porch floor where you might have furnitureu) and put the new piece in it's place.

  • Vimarhonor Vimarhonor on Jun 25, 2020

    Hello. I would suggest using epoxy putty or maybe Bondo. I’ll substances can be painted to match your existing siding.