Re: Vinyl Siding Care and Maintenance
ok well for cleaning it spray nine works best mixed with water and a scrub brush
for replacing damaged peices you need to get a peice the same color and a "zip tool" it unlocks the siding so you can remove it
for sealing small holes simply use clear siding caulking. for attaching utilities you just need to screw through it using either stainless steel or epoxy coated screws.
if you want to install a outlet like a light fixture or a gfci outlet you just use the zip tool, pop off one or two peices then install a E_BLOCK which the electric box mounts inside then fit the siding to it and pop the trim ring on
for framing windows and doors, it just requires "J-channel" its a trim for vinyl which the siding tucks into .
as for sealing it, water gets behind vinyl very easily so the prep is key, you have to make sure the housewrap and flashing is extremely water tight via back caulking all j channel, taping nailing flanges on windows and trim peices, along with proper cap flashings and use of peal and stick flashing
fire up the saw and make some dust