How to Replace Siding

Refresh your house's exterior by replacing damaged siding

Required Tools for this Project

Have the necessary tools for this DIY project lined up before you start—you’ll save time and frustration.

  • Hammer
  • Tape measure
  • Circular saw
  • Caulk gun
  • Drill/driver, cordless
  • Combination square
  • Level
  • Drill bit set
  • Extension cord
  • Extension ladder
  • Hearing protection
  • Pry bar
  • Safety glasses
  • Sawhorses
  • Scribing tool
  • Speed square
  • Utility knife

Required Materials for this Project

Avoid last-minute shopping trips by having all your materials ready ahead of time. Here's a list.

  • 10d Galvanized box nails
  • Paintable acrylic latex caulk
  • Replacement siding boards