Step 1: Cut

man cutting damaged clapboard with utility knife
Photo: Webb Chappell
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Using a utility knife, score the entire length of the damaged clapboard from end to end, about halfway up from its bottom, or butt, edge. Don't slice all the way through the board, or you may cut the builder's felt underneath.
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    Tools List

    • utility knife
      Utility knife
    • flat prybar
      Pry bar
    • hammer
      Hammer
    • hacksaw blade
      Hacksaw blade
    • hand saw
      Handsaw
    • caulk gun
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