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Required Tools for this Project

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    • Miter saw
    • Caulk gun
    • 2-ft. and 4-ft. levels
    • Pry bar
    • Reciprocating saw

Required Materials for this Project

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    • Treated lumber to build up the sill (optional)
    • Roll of flexible self-sticking flashing membrane
    • Two tubes of polyurethane caulk
    • Two cans of minimal expanding foam
    • Roll of foam caulk backing (optional)
    • Transition molding Transition molding (optional; Photo 13)
    • One pound each of 10d and 16d galvanized casing nails
    • One pound of 3-in. coated deck screws
    • 4d, 6d and 10d finish nails

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