Prepare yourself: I fear this is one of those truly clueless
questions, but I just know you guys will know what to do, and I really
I was walking around my house doing a "get ready for winter" visual
inspection and noticed there is a piece of siding (vinyl, if that
matters) missing where the top row meets the corner of the house. It's
on the porch where it is not exposed to the weather, but obviously it
shouldn't just be left that way.
It's a gap of about 3 x 3 inches. It looks like the last piece used
(the top piece) fell a few inches short of meeting the corner.
I know nothing about siding. Can I buy a little piece like this? Or
do I buy a regular piece and cut to fit? (Already looked in the garage
-- no leftover pieces.) It's the front of an outside corner, where the
porch wraps around (if that matters).
Where the piece is missing, I can see board (looks like particle board
of some kind). If I can't get a piece of siding up there right away,
what should I do to seal this off? Tarpaper (ick)? Paint? Again,
it's in a protected area where it doesn't get hit by rain or anything,
but it is the front side of the porch (would be nice if the fix looks
Thanks in advance,