Mark J. Donovan
Once you have created a small space underneath the damaged
clapboard, use a sawzall to cut the nails on the backside of the
After cutting the nails you should be able to remove the old
damaged wood siding clapboard with your hands.
Installing the Wood Siding Patch
Once you have removed the old clapboard make sure there is nothing
behind the upper clapboard, as you will be sliding a new
clapboard up underneath it.
Measure and cut a piece of new wood siding for the patch. Then slide it up
underneath the clapboard that sits just above the area you are
working. Note you should add a bead of exterior caulk on the
ends of the existing clapboards first.
Once the newly patched wood siding clapboard is in place, secure it
with galvanized nails and your done.
Just add a coat or two of paint or stain and your exterior siding
should look as good as new.
Patching Wood Siding Ebook
- If you require more detailed instructions, and additional
pictures for patching wood siding see HomeAdditionPlus.com's
Patching Wood Siding Ebook. This Ebook provides very detailed
instructions, along with pictures for each key step in the
process of patching wood siding.