Carefully slide the notched piece of siding into place.
Nail the clapboard to the studs.
If more than one clapboard is needed to span a wall, snap a chalk line between the marks on the corner boards on top of the course being overlapped.
Join the clapboards with scarf joints as in Step 2.
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for marking story pole and swing stick
for premarking courses and for finding and marking plumb lines at stud locations
for notching clapboard and cutting felt, flashing, and waterproofing membrane
Hammer tacker and staples,
for attaching builder's felt to sheathing alternative: staple gun
Caulk gun with paintable, synthetic-rubber sealant,
for sealing ends of clapboard at casings, frieze, and corner boards
Ladder or scaffolding,
for reaching high spots
for cutting clapboards to length
for ripping down the starter strip
2. BUILDER'S FELT: 15-POUND, 12-INCH-WIDE ROLL
for protecting sheathing at water table, corner boards, and around window and door casings
3. BUILDER'S FELT: 2-INCH-WIDE ROLL
for covering the wall at stud locations
4. METAL FLASHING
for covering the top edge of the water table and window casings
5. WATERPROOF MEMBRANE
for protecting the tops of windows and doors
6. 4D AND 7D STAINLESS STEEL RING-SHANK NAILS
for attaching clapboard and flashing