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Making Common Siding Repairs

Whether you’re replacing wood, fiber cement, or vinyl, choose the right tools, and minimize the collateral damage

Over time, the siding of a house takes a beating. When it becomes damaged, the key to extracting the damaged parts is determining how the siding is attached and either cutting or removing the fasteners without damaging anything else. In this article, editorial adviser Mike Guertin shows how to repair damaged clapboards, shingles, fiber-cement planks, and vinyl panels. He explains the techniques and tools to use, and for each type of siding, he provides an optional repair method. In a sidebar, he shares his method of repairing housewrap after cellulose or fiberglass insulation has been blown into wall cavities from the exterior.

Making Common Siding Repairs

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