Should You Fix a Hole in Vinyl Siding?
If there’s a hole in your vinyl siding, it needs to be addressed, whether by repairing the hole or replacing your siding entirely. Your siding serves as a barrier between you and the outside world, helping to protect your home from the elements. A hole compromises that barrier, letting in the moisture, debris, and pests that your siding is intended to keep out. If moisture gets into the walls of your home through a hole in your siding, it can cause structural damage and lead to the growth of dangerous mold and mildew.
A hole can also allow in pests like insects and rodents. Depending on the size and location of the hole, it can detract from your home’s curb appeal. What’s more, a hole in your siding can reduce your home’s overall energy efficiency, forcing your HVAC system to work harder than would otherwise be necessary.
How to Repair a Hole in Vinyl Siding
If the hole in your vinyl siding is relatively small, you may be able to fix it using color-matching caulk. If the hole is too large to be filled in with caulk, you might need to patch it with a small piece of siding or replace the panel or section entirely. Of course, before attempting to repair your siding, you should refer to any instructions provided by the manufacturer.
The Company to Choose for Siding Replacements
Today’s siding offers many features that weren’t available in the past. With this in mind, it often makes more sense to replace outdated siding rather than attempt to repair it. If that’s the case for you, you can turn to Continental Siding for a top-notch siding replacement. We’ve been serving homeowners across Kansas and Missouri since 1982, during which time we’ve completed more than 50,000 installations. We carry all types of siding—including our industry-leading seamless polymer siding—and our knowledgeable team can help you select the one that’s best suited to your needs.
CALL NOW to learn more or to schedule a complimentary in-home consultation. We also invite you to visit one of our gorgeous showrooms, where you’ll have the chance to view samples of our siding in person. And make sure to ask about the extraordinary financing options we have available—we offer financing to all of our customers, including those who have been turned down elsewhere.