Aluminum siding is falling off...
This spring, we purchased a lovely little 1929 English style cottage. The only problem with it was that it has aluminum siding. We really don't like aluminum siding, but we thought we could deal with it... that is, until this week's high winds. *cue ominous music*
So far, two pieces of siding have started to come off. Both are about twenty feet long. One came off halfway (as in flopping on the ground at one end, but still attached at the other end). The other one is just lifting up at the bottom by several inches. The winds and rains are supposed to continue, so I'm really scared!
So, my question for all you experts is how do we reattach the falling/fallen pieces? Do we use special nails? Special adhesive? Or what?
Also, how do we go about deciding if the siding needs to come down permanently? We would love to restore the integrity of the house by exposing the original shingles, but weÂre terrified of opening a can of worms. ItÂs just a starter house, so we canÂt afford to sink a ton into it. On the other handÂ we sure hate that siding!
Thank you so much for your help! I really, really appreciate it.