But it can be prone to other forms of damage from water freezing and cracking the siding, storms or even something shooting out of a lawn mower. Thankfully, repairing small holes is easy to do and will save you calling a contractor and shelling out some serious bucks.
Right, you will need a couple of things: A paint brush, foil tape, some popsicle sticks, silicon chalk (exterior type) and a small can of outdoor vinyl house paint.
Before you start the job properly make sure your paint matches the vinyl you'll be repairing. Cut off a little bit, preferably somewhere that won't be seen (behind a bush and so forth) and take it with you to the shop where you'll be purchasing the outdoor vinyl house paint.
Once you are sure you have the right colour you will be ready to start the job.
Firstly cut a piece of foil tape that is roughly a centimeter bigger than the hole or crack in the vinyl siding. Now stick it over the hole firmly, making sure there are no gaps. Also ensure that it is completely flat.
Next squirt the exterior silicon caulk all over and around the tape then smooth it flat with a popsicle stick. You will need to allow it to dry for several hours.
Finally, paint over the tape and caulk. Remember to brush paint lightly around the area surrounding the patch so as to blend the colour into the siding.