sidin falling off, need some help.


Hi,
I've been having some problems lately with a small piece of siding that was cut like a pyramid that goes on the peak of the wall.
It keeps falling. Iput it and lock it properly and it seems secure but after awhile it falls.
I am starting to get tired to have to climb to the roof to put it back again. Is there a way that I can fix that thing for good? I thought of using some screws at the bottom to hold it against the other siding panel, but it wouldnt look good.
I also used some silicone to see if it would glue with no luck. What else can be done sort of nailing/screwing the damn piece?
Thanks.
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snipped-for-privacy@gmail.com wrote:

I had that problem on a shed I built. One small panel nail at the very top point. Depending upon the height from the ground, almost invisible.
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wrote:

Paint over the nailhead.
Any reason not to replace the top chuck with a wooden plank, with or without a decorative carving?
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Use one nail at the very top. Use an aluminum nail with a very small head or a galvanized wood shingle nail with a small head. Just don't use a regular nail unless you'd like a rusty streak running down the wall. Take the piece of siding to an artist friend and get them to mix up a bit of oil paint to color match. Put the dab in a zip-lock bag and store it in a freezer until you are ready to paint the nail.
If you just can't get yourself to nail it, then try a little double stick carpet tape applied to the inside lock of your piece or the lock to which it engages on the panel below it.
Randy R. Cox
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