Step 6: Cut the stubborn nails

man using hacksaw blad to cut nails in clapboard siding
Photo: Webb Chappell
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If the top nails won't budge, slip a hacksaw blade under the siding and cut them flush with the sheathing. Orient the blade's teeth to cut on the push stroke to reduce vibration and the risk of cracking the wood.
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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

    Shopping List

    1. Replacement Clapboard (see Overview)

    2. Acrylic Latex Caulk

    3. 7d Stainless Steel Ring-Shank Siding Nails