Siding tabs

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Old 08-18-17, 07:31 PM
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Siding tabs

My house (built in 1963) has aluminum siding panels that have come away from the wall at the bottom of the wall. There seems to be some type of tab behind the siding that "snaps" into at one end, but not further down the wall toward the other end. Can these tabs be purchased and possibly installed retroactively to help me get this siding to sit along the wall like it should? It bows out along the run and just doesn't look good.
 
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Old 08-18-17, 07:44 PM
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Sounds like you have siding with an integral alignment fin. (Lap spline)

http://inspectapedia.com/exterior/Ma...ng_Ad_text.jpg

Its not a piece that can be removed or replaced. If it has popped out, it's likely either broken, wasn't originally applied straight or something has sagged since it was installed. If you can push it back, a few well placed face nails into the studs will hold it back tight.
 
 

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