Hole in exterior paneling

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Hole in exterior paneling

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A tree fell against our house and part of it punctured the exterior porch paneling. Name:  IMG_1401.jpg
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I've attached photos ( they are sideways for some reason) and was wondering what the best way to repair it would be
 

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I would replace that section of sheeting and then re-paint. Hopefully you have some of the original paint left over.
 
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If the paint is a few yrs old the original paint might no longer be an exact match, if so plan on painting that whole wall .... or take a piece of scrap to the paint store and have them match it.
 
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I don't believe they are panels but I could be wrong. It looks like one long horizontal wood piece with the vertical trim layered on top. I do have the original paint though and it's within a year old
 
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Its obviously a sheet of smooth 303 plywood siding 8' long, with battens applied and base shoe trimming the edge. If you only want to replace a minimum of material, you would need to remove the trim around a section, and cut it out, making cuts that fall behind the battens so that they are hidden. Chances are, there will not be solid framing behind the edges of your cut edges, because the batten layout likely does not match the framing layout. So you will likely also need to add some framing or backing for your new patch of plywood. Then patch the plywood and put the battens and base shoe back on.
 
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Thank you very much! Sounds like a plan!
 
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Would you recommend a method of cutting the damaged piece out?
 
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Probably a combination of skilsaw and multitool.


I take back what I said about it being 8' long... I can see by the crackle of the paint that the sheets are run vertically, so you should have a panel edge every 4'. If you don't want to cut a lot, just take off enough battens and base shoe to replace a 4' piece.
 
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Saw with a circular saw with depth set to just a bit more than the board thickness. Use a couple of 4d nails to temporarily fasten saw guides when cutting. Saw guides can be scrap 1x2 or even screen molding.
 
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THanks for all your help- I'll let you know how it turns out
 
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