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techguy2015
Damaged Siding Need Help
techguy2015

Hello,

I have come here because I have some damaged siding and I am unable to find replacement pieces for my vinyl siding. I have called many supply companies and I keep hearing the same thing they have NEVER heard or seen my type of siding before. So I am wondering if their is a specific name for this style or if anyone knows of a way I could patch the holes. Otherwise I either have to reside the entire house or buy mismatched white vinyl siding.

My vinyl siding is White double 5 but here is the odd part the wood grain texture is VERTICAL. All siding I have found so far has the grain running horizontally. Does anyone know who this siding was put out by? who else might make it ? or if their is any way I could patch the holes using something like say bondo and fiberglass (I am guessing bondo and fiberglass wont work as they are rigid and siding expands and contracts).

I tried attaching a picture multiple times but it keeps telling me it is an invalid image file

Any help is greatly appreciated - thank you

dj1
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dj1

You know what siding companies do? they change their products every few years. How old is your siding?

Locating just a small amount of siding that you need in exact same type of siding that you have is a long shot.

But, with some luck, you will find something that matches.

If it were me, I would save time and money and re-side. Experience tells me that I wouldn't have luck finding a few matching panels. That's what the manufacturers want us to do...

ed21
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ed21

The only vertical grain I've seen has been on vertical siding.

techguy2015
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techguy2015

What is wrong with this forum ? I have a picture of the siding, it is smaller than the max size allowed and it just keeps telling me the image is invalid

ed21
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ed21

Post a link to a site like photobucket

A. Spruce
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A. Spruce
techguy2015 wrote:

What is wrong with this forum ? I have a picture of the siding, it is smaller than the max size allowed and it just keeps telling me the image is invalid

Due to problems with spam, the admin has disabled picture hosting on site, which means you have to upload your images to a photo host such a photobucket (Facebook doesn't work), then you link your images here. It is a hassle that nobody likes, blame it on the spammers that created the problem.

Mastercarpentry
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Mastercarpentry

Please post the pics- I'm very conversant with vinyl siding and I have never seen anything like you describe in my 30 years of being in construction.

The sad part of that is that you will probably not be able to match it; a very common problem with any old vinyl siding. Sometimes you can re-do a wall and get close enough with new materials, sometimes you can "steal" pieces from a less conspicuous location and replace them with new, sometimes you're really lucky and there were leftovers stored under the house. But regardless, unless you redo the whole thing something somewhere will not match. And several of the old manufacturers and styles are not around anymore leaving you in an even worse spot. Even current production of the same style from the same manufacturer will not be exactly the same because molds and dies wear out and get replaced causing minor differences. Plus all vinyl fades over time.

It's not necessarily a bad product; it just has it's quirks same as everything else and you have to allow for them.

Phil

techguy2015
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techguy2015

Okay here are the pictures of the siding.

http://i269.photobucket.com/albums/jj52/thebouncer2007/siding%20closeup.png

http://i269.photobucket.com/albums/jj52/thebouncer2007/Siding.jpg

IMHO they should take away the option to upload pictures if it is no longer a supported feature on the site, it would have saved me a lot of time thinking I was doing something wrong.

techguy2015
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techguy2015
Mastercarpentry wrote:

Please post the pics- I'm very conversant with vinyl siding and I have never seen anything like you describe in my 30 years of being in construction.

The sad part of that is that you will probably not be able to match it; a very common problem with any old vinyl siding. Sometimes you can re-do a wall and get close enough with new materials, sometimes you can "steal" pieces from a less conspicuous location and replace them with new, sometimes you're really lucky and there were leftovers stored under the house. But regardless, unless you redo the whole thing something somewhere will not match. And several of the old manufacturers and styles are not around anymore leaving you in an even worse spot. Even current production of the same style from the same manufacturer will not be exactly the same because molds and dies wear out and get replaced causing minor differences. Plus all vinyl fades over time.

It's not necessarily a bad product; it just has it's quirks same as everything else and you have to allow for them.

Phil

techguy2015
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techguy2015

tried to reply with the image, and the post has to be approved by a moderator... this is really getting ridiculous. The heightened security has made the usability a nightmare. :mad:

Mastercarpentry
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Mastercarpentry

The images posted OK. Yeah, we don't like the photo situation either but it's just something we have to live with here. I do wish someone would do some site editing and make this clear for new users so they could just avoid the hassles and post a link to offsite photos from the start.

The siding you show is something I've never seen and neither has anyone I've spoken to about it (those folks have been around siding as long or longer than me too). Good luck on finding a match, and if you do please let us know where you found it so that if someone else comes along with a similar situation we can point them to the solution.

Phil

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