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How to Repair Split Clapboard Siding

Learn how to repair wooden clapboard exterior siding.
Excerpted from Do It Yourself Home Improvement

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Nail or Screw New Clapboard Into Place

Here's How To Do It:

Boards are difficult to remove, so aim to repair, not replace, them. If you do have to remove boards, cut through joints, or pry boards out and cut through nails with a hacksaw.

Remove the Split Section of Board

Pry away the split section of board and remove it.

Pry Away Split Section of Clapboard Siding

Courtesy of DK - Do It Yourself Home Improvement © 2009 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Apply a Wood Adhesive

Apply a water-resistant wood adhesive along the edges of the removed piece.

Apply Water Resistant Wood Adhesive to New Board

Courtesy of DK - Do It Yourself Home Improvement © 2009 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Reposition and Secure the Split Section

Reapply the broken piece to the board it came from, and use nail or screw the repair securely together.

Hide new fasteners with plaster and paint.

Nail or Screw New Clapboard Into Place

Courtesy of DK - Do It Yourself Home Improvement © 2009 Dorling Kindersley Limited

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