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Required Tools for this Project

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

  • 4-in-1 screwdriver
  • Cordless drill
  • Extension ladder
  • Level
  • Miter saw
  • Hammer
  • Reciprocating saw
  • Safety glasses
  • Square
  • Stepladder
  • Tape measure
  • Utility knife
  • Wrecking bar
  • Pry bar

Additional tools may be needed for siding and trim repair, if required.

Required Materials for this Project

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

  • Replacement windows
  • Flashing tape
  • Felt or house wrap
  • Casing and finish nails
  • Caulk
  • Screws