The flat panels of vinyl siding were created to overlap, and they resemble wood shiplap siding, when correctly installed. Yet, the underside border of a vinyl panel can flap in the wind unless it’s fixed to the panel since it’s not as strong as wood. Each panel features a lip on the underside border, called the buttlock, that snaps under it right into a course on the panel. Snapping panels is not hard, but it’s not a work you can do with your fingers. Use a relatively inexpensive tool designed specifically for the task.
Add the hook of a vinyl siding removing device to the buttlock of a panel you need to snap back in place. The device costs less than $10 and generally can be found at most hardware shops.
Slide the device to within 6″ of the conclusion of the panel and pull the handle toward you, pushing the buttlock open. Launch stress on the on the handle while you shove the panels when the lip clears the monitor on the panel beneath it it. The conclusion of the lip should snap into position.
Keep the device hooked to the panel while it slide toward the opposite end. At around 6-inch intervals, drive the buttlock open, drive on the launch and panel stress.
Take away if you are within 6″ of the opposite end. You need to have the ability to snap the end set up simply by pushing on the panel.