Sagging porch ceiling vinyl siding ?

by Winnie

I replaced a hanging light fixture on the porch, with an updated version. Now my vinyl siding on the ceiling of the porch is sagging. The fixture is up tight and the siding is sagging left to right of the fixture. If I lower the fixture the whole ceiling is now sagging. It’s vinyl, it’s all snapped together but it sags. It’s about a 12’ wide by 20’ long section. How can I sure this up?

Thanks in advance!

  3 answers
  • GrandmasHouseDIY GrandmasHouseDIY on Sep 18, 2018

    Hi there depending on what's behind the vinyl you may be able to use liquid nails to glue it up and small brads (or finish nails) to hold it up while the glue dries.

  • Ken Erickson Ken Erickson on Sep 18, 2018

    The vinyl needs adequate support when installed horizontally. The light fixture should be mounted securely to the electrical J-box and not suspended by the vinyl.

  • Winnie Winnie on Sep 19, 2018

    Hey Ken, it’s in an electrical box. I’ll send a pic when I get back home. Thanks