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Keep Siding Straight With a Story Pole

A simple layout tool aligns siding with window and door trim, and helps you to finish where you started

When you're installing siding on a house, it's vital to keep the courses straight and even as they go up and around the house. It's even better if siding courses align with windows and doors. With those thoughts in mind, builder Lynn Hayward shares his advice on creating and using story poles. These important tools allow a house to look its best and the siding to perform better, too. This article includes a list of best practices for working with story poles. 

From Fine Homebuilding197 , pp. 70-71 June 25, 2008