There's a hole in my siding, Dear Liza, Dear Liza
June 17, 2014 10:24 AM Subscribe
I drove by my rental property today and it appears that my idiot tenant has backed into the front of the house within the last few weeks. The damage looks like this
, with the damaged area measuring about a foot tall at its longest point. Is this an appropriate DIY project for someone with only basic levels of handiness, and if not, what professional do I call?
posted by charmedimsure to Home & Garden (8 answers total)
The siding appears to be manufactured a large sheet much wider than the damage- it looks like it comes in 4' sections, maybe? Except it doesn't, practically speaking, because this kind of siding does not appear to be carried in my area any longer any more, according to a friend who saw the picture.
Can I...fill it?....with....something? and paint over? It doesn't have to be perfect but it has to look acceptable, even if it looks acceptable and fixed. If this can't be DIYed easily (I am not especially handy and pretty much top out at very basic painting/caulking/installing non-complicated faucets level of handy), what kind of specific handyperson do I call to fix it? It is very, very difficult in my city to find someone willing to do small, one-off jobs in the summer.