LESLIE: Talking vinyl siding with Eli. What’s going on? What happened?
ELI: Well, my children were playing in the backyard and they threw a hard object against the siding and poked a hole in it. (Leslie chuckles) And I’d like to repair that or somehow make it look a little better.
TOM: Well, here are a couple of things you can do. If you can find a piece of siding in a less obvious place on your house, you can swap out the good siding for the bad siding and move the piece that has the hole to an area that’s less obvious. If you can’t identify – if you cannot identify any replacement for this, that’s one way to address it.
ELI: Can you take out a small piece of siding in the middle of a whole wall?
TOM: Yes, you can. There’s a little tool called a zipper tool.
LESLIE: Oh, it’s going to save your life.
TOM: It disconnects that piece of siding and it can be removed without disturbing the rest of it. Now, if you can’t do it yourself, you may just want to have a siding contractor do this. It shouldn’t be more than sort of a service call charge.
ELI: Well, great. Sounds good.
TOM: Alright, thanks so much for calling us at 888-MONEY-PIT.