I have some siding on the house that has lost the 'lock' and isn't tight.
What is the best way to fix this? Screws? or is there another method that
is less noticeable that would prevent moisture from getting in.
I don't know what kind of siding I have. I recently purchased the home.
The siding is coming away from the house in one section. It isn't locked in
tightly to the other pieces that are above and below it. I think moisture
is getting in because of the space between the siding and the wall!!
I am wondering if it is just as simple and taking some screws and screwing
the siding back onto the walls of the house, or is there a different way.
I tried fastening the siding back it, but something has happened and it
won't lock in.
I am in Eastern Canada.
If you dont know what it is, you really should hire someone to do the
work. I mean most people can at least identify if it's wood, plywood,
vinyl (plastic), some sort of metal, or another substance.
I have a feeling it's vinyl, and you DO NOT want to run screws thru
And ... how do you know the problem is moisture getting in, vice
allowing moisture a way out? Clue: #2 of the above is important-
providing exit path for water _vapor_. If _liquid_ water is getting in
from outside, somebody really messed up.
In fact the siding is there to protect the sheathing and whatever
barrier is installed over it. Is it doing that? Is it a risk to fall
on someone? Is any of the sheating/siding/trim/etc threatened by water
infiltration from outside? Are you in Phoenix? Seattle? Tell a story,
concisely, please. Or you'll receive little useful info.
That person that gave you the advice...? Ignore them from now on.
If the siding was installed correctly, you can use a zip tool. This
link will help understand how it works: http://tinyurl.com/7nsa9
If the siding wasn't installed correctly, there's not a lot you can do
about it without removing the siding - as much as necessary - and
Jon, let me give you a little advice, free of charge. If you don't
give FULL descriptions of what the problem is, to the best of your
ability, it can be very frustrating for people that are trying to help
you to GUESS what you are talking about. Instead of saying something
like I have some siding with gaps, what can I do to fix it? Say
something like I have some vinyl (if you don't know what vinyl is say
plastic) siding and there are gaps along the bottom of each piece - how
can I reattach the pieces so moisture won't get in and in a way that
won't damage my siding? No one will have a problem with too much
information unless you are rambling and repeating yourself.
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