I used the stick it and forget it tape where my hubby used the weed eater quite a few years back. I think it's been about 5 years now.
The tape also comes in white, so it won't match everything! Luckily, I caught Warren with the weedeater on the back of the home. We have the almond, or cream colored skirting, so it doesn't match perfectly.
It's a good patch until I get metal skirting up though! I have the same problem as Greg. Snow pushes it in. Also, we have very extreme temps here. Way below freezing in the Winter to triple digits in the Summer. That really cuts the life of vinyl in half.
It's a decent fix if your holes aren't really visible!
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