Introduction

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.

Step 1

Pry Away Split Section of Clapboard Siding

2009 Dorling Kindersley Limited DK - Do It Yourself Home Improvement

DK - Do It Yourself Home Improvement, 2009 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Remove the Split Section of Board

Pry away the split section of board and remove it.

Step 2

Apply Water Resistant Wood Adhesive to New Board

2009 Dorling Kindersley Limited DK - Do It Yourself Home Improvement

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.

Step 3

Nail or Screw New Clapboard Into Place

2009 Dorling Kindersley Limited DK - Do It Yourself Home Improvement

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.