DIY Home Improvement, Remodeling & Repair Forum > DIY Home Improvement > Roofing and Siding > Patching HardiPanel Siding




Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 09-23-2011, 09:39 AM  
ajstauffer
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 6
Default Patching HardiPanel Siding

I will have a few dime to quarter sized holes from where a basketball goal was mounted above the garage door. I plan to take the goal down as soon as I get some advice on how to patch the holes up.

The siding are 4x8 sheets of painted HardiPanel and I would rather not try to replace the whole piece for just a few holes.

How do I go about correctly patching and sealing these holes?
Do I screw a patch piece behind the hole similiar to a drywall hole repair? What would I use to fill the void after the patch is screwed behind the holes?


Any tips or advice would be much appreciated!!! Thanks!



__________________
ajstauffer is offline  
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-24-2011, 08:00 PM  
ajstauffer
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 6
Default

72 views and no comments. Ouch!



__________________
ajstauffer is offline  
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-25-2011, 07:01 AM  
oldognewtrick
Moderator
HRT_MODERATOR.png
 
oldognewtrick's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Nashville, TN
Posts: 5,722
Liked 498 Times on 415 Posts
Likes Given: 150

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by ajstauffer View Post
72 views and no comments. Ouch!
The only suggestion I can come up with other than replacing the whole board is automotive Bondo. I've seen it used to repair damaged wood window sills, don't know how well it holds up tho.
__________________
oldognewtrick is offline  
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-25-2011, 08:08 AM  
inspectorD
Housebroken
HRT_MODERATOR.png
 
inspectorD's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Litchfield, CT
Posts: 4,097
Liked 125 Times on 105 Posts
Likes Given: 321

Default Yup

The local box stores or your hardware store should have, car bondo, or wood bondo. Basically the same thing. You want anything that is non shrink. The issue is that you will need to watch it every year, and most likely fix it every once and a while. There is no magic solution, accept changing the whole board.

Sorry about the 72 views, I can't not stop looking at an unanswered post...kind of like a nascar wreck where you can't look away.

__________________

Just My
Made in the

inspectorD is offline  
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-25-2011, 01:31 PM  
ajstauffer
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 6
Default

oldog/newtrick and inspectorD thanks for the responses!!! I will look into the bondo ideas.

__________________
ajstauffer is offline  
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-26-2011, 03:37 AM  
BridgeMan
Senior Member
 
BridgeMan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Cottage Grove, Oregon
Posts: 738
Liked 75 Times on 67 Posts

Default

Can't help but think that filling the holes with a high-quality polyurethane sealant would be an acceptable fix. Or even a butyl caulk. Pump the holes full, cover with a double thickness of waxed paper, then duct tape until the stuff sets. If the holes are drilled into studs or other solid members, first drive some hardwood dowels into them, ending an inch or so from the surface, before filling with butyl or polyurethane.

__________________
BridgeMan is offline  
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-26-2011, 10:31 AM  
ajstauffer
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 6
Default

FYI-

I emailed James Hardi and here was there response.

Quote:
Dear Adam,

Repair or Patching
Dents, chips, cracks and other minor surface damage in James Hardie siding and trim
Products can be filled with cementitious patching compound. Refer to manufacturer
Recommendations for products that are compatible with fiber cement like Quikrete.

Thanks
__________________
ajstauffer is offline  
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-26-2011, 10:33 AM  
ajstauffer
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 6
Default

@BridgeMan thanks.

I will see if they are through studs or not. I would expect that they are!



__________________
ajstauffer is offline  
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply


Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter DIY Home Repair Forum Replies Last Post
Porch patching question JeremyB Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 3 06-20-2011 06:38 PM
Under siding--OSB vs Ply? TaskBoy Roofing and Siding 12 02-16-2009 04:59 PM
Floor On Pouch Needs Patching Sitting Bull Flooring 2 09-28-2008 11:31 PM
x-90 Siding?? Phaedra Roofing and Siding 2 05-08-2008 06:49 AM
siding chilangopolaco Roofing and Siding 3 04-22-2008 04:40 PM

Newest Threads

LATEST SPONSOR DEALS