Step 4: Remove the bottom nails

man removing bottom nails of clapboard siding
Photo: Webb Chappell
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Use a hammer claw or pry bar to pull any of the butt-edge nails that remain embedded in the wall. As you pull each nail, keep the hammer head or pry bar horizontal to avoid cracking the siding below.
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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
      Caulk gun

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    1. Replacement Clapboard (see Overview)

    2. Acrylic Latex Caulk

    3. 7d Stainless Steel Ring-Shank Siding Nails