home clinic; tips on repairing vinyl and aluminum siding
Generally speaking, it is enough to spray from the garden hose.
The area where the dirt is piled up thick may have to be scrubbed with a brush and detergent, just like a non-
Abrasive household detergent mixed with water.
Attach the extension rod with brush attachment to the garden hose for scrubbing the unreachable area.
These units have a reservoir to add detergent to the water and spray the mixture through the brush attachment.
After scrubbing the siding, rinse the detergent with clear water.
In some places, there may be dark gray or black patches on the walls like soot.
Resist cleaning them with normal detergent.
These spots may be caused by mildew.
Cleaning mildew with bleach solution, three parts of water and one part of chlorine bleach can eradicate mildew.
Wear goggles and rubber gloves when applying this mixture as it stimulates the skin.
After cleaning the affected area, allow the bleach solution to dry without flushing.
Aluminum wall panels are durable, but are easily scratched.
Remove scratches by grinding the siding with finegrit sandpaper;
Then fill the area with a primer prepared for aluminum.
Finally, apply an external paint that matches the color of the surrounding wall.
The dents must be pulled out.
Drill 1/8 if the depression is roughly round
Inches hole in the center.
For irregular dents, drill a series of holes about 1 inch apart around the deepest part of the Depression. Drive 3/4-
The inch long sheet metal screw with two flat metal washers underneath each head enters each hole.
Clamp the washer with pliers and pull the screw to lift the sunken metal.
Remove the screws;
Then sprinkle sand in this area.
The sanding will remove the rough spots and reveal the bare metal.
Fill the holes and the remaining dents with two-
Car body filler.
Use the plastic applicator provided in the filling kit to apply the compound and smooth it to maintain level with the surrounding area.
After the patch is hardened, polish it, then fill it and draw it to a color that matches the surrounding area.
It is best to fix the crack by removing the damaged part and replacing it with a new part.
First cut the damaged part with a sharp tool knife. Leave an inch-
Along the wide siding attached to the top of the wall, the adhesive base is provided for the new patch.
Cut about 3 inch vertically on both sides of the damaged area and lift the part up.
Cut a replacement piece 4 inch wide than the width of the damaged piece from the new siding.
Cut DingTalk along the top edge.
Apply an adhesive filler around the cut.
Install the new patch in place, press down to flatten and apply the adhesive.
The top edge of the patch should be docked with the bottom of the siding that overlaps above.
The bottom edge should be hooked under the bottom edge of the damaged siding.
In most cases, the adhesive holds the patch firmly in place, but for more permanent bonding, you can fix it on the old siding with blind rivets inserted into the pre-drilling
The damaged corner post can also be replaced, but this process requires careful cutting off the main part of the old post while leaving the flanges and nails on the House.
The flange will provide the mounting surface to fix the replacement column.
First cut the side of the damaged post with a sharp tool knife.
The purpose here is to remove the corner part, but leave the DingTalk bar and the flange at right angles to it.
Cut only DingTalk from a new corner post, not a flange.
Apply a glue seam bead on the outside of the flange on the replacement column;
It is then installed in the appropriate position so that the flange on the matching is connected to the flange on the House after the replacement.
In addition to the adhesive, you must also install long rivets through two pairs of flanges to ensure that the new pillars are firmly in place.
The spacing of the rivets should be 18-
Intervals of inches along the flange.