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How to replace wood siding

June 29, 2010 at 12:09 pm | Category: Remodeling Contractor

Step 1
Slide a wooden shim under the piece above the one to be replaced, and tap it in with a hammer. This will hold the covering board up and keep it out of the way.
Step 2
Pry out any nails you can see that are holding the board in place.

Step 3
Slip a couple of wedges under the damaged board if you need to access hidden nails.

Step 4
Use a mini hacksaw to cut the nails flush with the wall or wood beneath the board.

Step 5
Pull the damaged board out.
Step 6
Cut a new board to replace the old one.

Step 7
Treat the wood with a preservative and let it dry.

Step 8
Use a block of wood between the hammer and the new board when you tap it into place.

Step 9
Drive a rustproof nail at the top and bottom of each end.

Step 10
Apply a bead of caulk to the exposed seams around the board.
Step 11
Pull out the shims and make sure the nails in the boards above the replacement are tightly seated.

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