Minor Repairs of Clapboards by Larry Jones Most wood siding is salvageable, even if some boards are warped, cracked, rotting or half missing. The trick is to selectively repair and replace only the boards that need it, rather than ripping off all the old clapboards and re-siding the house. Damaged boards not only are unsightly and hard to keep painted, but they allow rot to take hold and admit moisture, cold air and even little animals. Making Repairs Cracks and splits are easily repaired: Gently open them a little bit, clean out any debris, and evenly coat both edges with a two-part phenol resorcinol waterproof wood glue, such as those made by Weldwood or U.S. Plywood. Try using