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Question DetailsAsked on 3/24/2017

Where can I finding someone that installs vinyl coated aluminum? I have three pieces that need replacing.

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This is another example showing why homewoners should get and store spare material when residing or reroofing - about 50-100SF additional, so 1/2-1 box with siding depending on manufacturer, is a good idea.

Do a lot of calling around to Siding contractors (your Search the List category) - or maybe a couple of easier solutions.

1) if you know the brand, contact the manufacturer to find local distributors (rarely printed on back, usually you have to have an invoice or packaging from the original installation).

2) take a piece that has been damaged off the house (Youtube for how to detach pieces) and take to your local siding wholesale distributor - the local company which is your local wholesaler for many brands of siding. Usually yellow pages/google listed under roofing and siding wholesale building supplies or similar category.

3) contact siding companies which have an office and shop (the larger companies) and take sample for them to look at - they might recognize the brand

Do not expect this to be easy, because not only is vinyl clad aluminum siding (and aluminum siding in general) becoming passe, but manufacturers models and colors change yearly and a lot of companies have gone out of the business - I would say if you find aluminum siding which matches yours and will work with your fastening system (different for different manufacturers) count your blessing and count on just having it painted to match - without the vinyl coating, because finding a true match is probably going to be the proverbial needle in a haystack search if more than about 5 years old.

Another option VERY commonly done - cannibalize needed material from the least visible face of the house and swap with the damaged/peeling ones if they are usable (and paint to acceptable condition if peeling), or if totally destroyed cannibalize from least seen area (commonly back wall, under decks or porches is a favorite place to steal from, replacing with as similar appearing a product as you can find and paint to match.

Another way to steal (other than from a neighbor's house, which I have seen done - why they thought they could get away with it is beyond me) is to cannibalize from the least seen wall for the (usually long) piece sizes you need (to maintain appearance and not have excessive number of joints in a given area), then fill the cannibalized area in with pieces (commonly shorter) from a place you are willing to change to a totally different siding - commonly a bay window bumpout or such or maybe the space between two matching upstairs bedroom windows where you are willing to accept a contrasting appearance - putting in cedar lap siding or fake brick or something like that in its place, saving ALL the removed siding for future repair use even if not needed now. Some people steal all the siding from the gable triangles and replace it with a different product - contrasting or as close as they cann find as they desire. (Store upside down draped with a plain painter's canvas (NOT plastic - can stain or stick over the years) so the good surface does not get stained with long-term dust contact or pick up a pattern from the covering canvas - garage ceiling or (dry) crawlspace or basement floor joists is a popular storage place - but needs to be well supported and perfectly flat so it does not develop a warp). This gives you a ready stock of a few pieces for future repairs, which you can do yourself probably once you learn how to unlock and lock the pieces in place, at least at the lower level of the house.

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