Step 2: Pry

man prying off damaged clapboard
Photo: Webb Chappell
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To break loose the lower half of the damaged piece, start at one end and gently tap a small pry bar underneath the butt edge, next to a nail. Pull the bar toward you, don't push it, so you don't mar or crack the neighboring clapboards.
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