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Vinyl siding (along with steel) is fastened to your walls with nails that aren't fully set. This allows lateral movement when the siding expands and contracts due to temperature change. Ideally, the nails are set just snug enough to eliminate in-out movement, which is probably what you're hearing. If they were left out too far, some movement can occur. In ...


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You can purchase trim coil although it's a bit much to pay for a small piece. Ask neighbors or relatives if they have some lying around; if they've ever used it for an addition, or replacing windows or window trim, chances are they have some left over. You can also go to a big box store and look around in the siding area, you can get aluminum meant for ...


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Since you don't particularly care about looks, all you will need to do is create a patch out of aluminum sheet metal and attach it to the siding. Start with a sheet of aluminum. A good source from this is from a roll of drip edge. Cut a square or rectangular piece out using tin snips, and make it slightly larger than the hole. You would want to make it ...


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Aluminum foil tape will work in a pinch. It sticks better than cloth-based duct or gorilla tape.


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Tape won't be enough. Critters will get through it pretty easily. I would cut a small patch from aluminum flashing, or preferably a spare piece of siding, and stick it on with epoxy (caulk will work too, but it won't be quite as durable as epoxy.)


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if you look at the number of lawsuits against home depot an lowes in various states and provinces, you will quickly realize that hiring a big box store gives you nothing more than a lighter wallet and the illusion of security. if you believe that big box stores are somehow reputable or looking out for you, i have some land to sell you in florida. fool me ...


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HD and Lowes to my knowledge do not have any contractors on staff. Meaning that they outsource all of their services to local contractors. Pros you get a warranty from a company you know will probably honor it in a year you can sometimes - not all the time - use their financing and may be able to have zero interest for a year if your credit is good ...


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Shopping and comparisons are always helpful to get what you want and need. You should compare prices and quality, and don't be scared to ask your contractor for help picking out materials. A contractor will probably not be shopping at lowes and might find a better deal or better quality item, and probably make some good recommendations. Check Angie's list to ...


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According to Home Depot's website, they provide a year of warranty on anything that is done. Of course this has the added benefit that they're a huge company with the ability to cover any problem you may find yourself in. On that note, any reputable contractor will have insurance sufficient to cover any mishap that they cause and should also warrant their ...


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If it was done with the siding, you're in for a fiasco. You might just trim it off to the siding's J-channel. But, it should be nailed-on along both edges. Unless you've got a Sheet Metal Brake or know how to duplicate its clean bends without a Brake, then I'd just leave it & tack it down behind the hinges. It's likely that it's covering rotted wood ...



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