I'm not shire what you mean by thestep but I can tell you how I paneled mine..
I took one if the original staples to a hardwesr store. Got the closest match for size so I can staple the new up
I gently took panels off and is pnael 1 and marked on the beams where panel 1 was...the panels I took off ibhad my dad cutuseing as a pattern
For the panels I got vinyal wraped panels and then we out together like a puzzle and stapled on. Were I got panels they had marching trim for the gaps hope thstbhelos some