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Question DetailsAsked on 2/19/2016

Repair piece of siding on second floor. Most companies won't do small jobs and handy persons won't do it. Who can?

A smallish piece of siding blew off of my house and I need to get it reattached. Siding companies don't want to do such a small job but handypersons won't do it because it's up on the second floor. Who can I contact to fix this problem? I searched under siding repair but got mostly siding companies that put on new siding.

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My apology for our industry. But, your issue is not unique. The repair of small piece of siding is something that no one wants to do because the travel time and set up takes longer than the actual service. You are going about it the right way. My suggestion is talk back to one of the handypersons service and explain you are willing to "overpay" to get it taken care of. Make sure they know they can get paid to show up. Then you should be able to get your repair done. It may not be what you are hoping for but, I think you will get it done.


Hope this helps.


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Servicing much of Illinois and Wisconsin


800-215-8712

Answered 4 years ago by ExteriorUpgrader

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As ExteriorUpgrader said - you have to make it worth their time to come out for a very small job - probably 5-10 minutes assuming it is not sigificantly damaged - so probably in the $150-250 range for a siding contractor, maybe $100-150 range for a handyman.


1) call more handymen - when you said second floor, I presume you mean not over about 20 or so feet high - many will work that high up, you just need to work through the list a bit maybe.


2) or call more siding contractors - if they decline, ask specifically whether if you pay more can they find a worker who is willing to do it on overtime - many workers are out for as much as they can earn and are willing to do an after-hours or weekend call. Just make certain, to have the protection of the company's insurance, to make clear you want them as an employee of the company, not on the side on their own time.


3) if no luck there, try Carpenter - Framing - most of them are not too ladder shy, and putting on siding (especially with the opening and piece in front of him to look at) is not rocket science - just make sure that you discuss making sure any fasteners go in the middle of the slots if a slotted connection mode.


Take a look at the siding piece first - make sure the clip or nailing strip are not torn off or ripped through, as commonly happens with vinyl or aluminum siding - if it is, you will have to find a replacement piece first unless your contractor is a Siding contractor.

Answered 4 years ago by LCD




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