removing a vinyl shingle panel

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LMHmedchem

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Hello,

I have a couple of panels of cedar impressions vinyl shingle that I need to remove to do some work underneath. I need to be careful so I can reinstall it when I am done. These are on a knee wall, so it's only one panel that was probably cut at the top. There is J-Channel on the top and a corner piece to negotiate with. I don't remember how this stuff goes together.

Are there any suggestions on how to take this apart without the Sawzall?

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Might go to home center or siding store and look at how the parts get put together... or bring up a video on youtube...
 

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I think what you are describing is vinyl siding that snaps together and then is held to the wall with a large head roofing nail in a slot that is driven lose so the siding can expand and contract.



There is a tool you can buy for a couple bucks that is a hook that lets you unsnap the joint once you get it free you can normally unbutton the siding from the nail and take off a couple rows to do work below. If you are careful you can reverse the process and put it back when done.
 
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