http://hometips.gregvan.com/siding.htm If you’re planning on installing siding on your house, this is an excellent tip to eliminate measuring mistakes and increase accuracy for installation. A siding story pole can be made from a 1 x 4 or a scrap piece of wood and can be used at every corner of the building. Make sure that the marks are equally spaced for the exposure of siding. For example, if you have a 7 inch exposure from the bottom of the siding on piece number one to the bottom of the siding on the next piece, each mark on your story pole will be 7 inches apart. For more great home improvement and remodeling tips, visit our websites and watch more of our videos.