previous
  • Energy-Smart Details
    Energy-Smart Details
  • All about Roofing
    All about Roofing
  • Shorten a Prehung Door
    Shorten a Prehung Door
  • Remodeling in Action
    Remodeling in Action
  • Read FHB on Your iPad
    Read FHB on Your iPad
  • 7 Small Bathroom Layouts
    7 Small Bathroom Layouts
  • Play the Inspector Game!
    Play the Inspector Game!
  • Video: Build a curved step
    Video: Build a curved step
  • 7 Trim Carpentry Secrets
    7 Trim Carpentry Secrets
  • How to Install Housewrap Solo
    How to Install Housewrap Solo
  • Deck Design & Construction
    Deck Design & Construction
  • Buyer's Guide to Insulation
    Buyer's Guide to Insulation
  • Magazine Departments
    Magazine Departments
  • Tips & Techniques for Painting
    Tips & Techniques for Painting
  • Clever daily tip in your inbox
    Clever daily tip in your inbox
  • Master Carpenter Videos
    Master Carpenter Videos
  • 12 Remodeling Secrets
    12 Remodeling Secrets
  • 7 Smart Kitchen Solutions
    7 Smart Kitchen Solutions
  • Basement Remodeling Tips
    Basement Remodeling Tips
  • Electrical Articles & Videos
    Electrical Articles & Videos
  • The Hobbit House and More
    The Hobbit House and More
  • 9 Concrete Countertops Ideas
    9 Concrete Countertops Ideas
  • The Passive House Build
    The Passive House Build
next
Pin It

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