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mj12 05-17-2013 10:58 PM

When are nails better than screws?
I have to re-secure some 3/4 inch cedar siding to 2x4 wall studs. I am thinking of nailing the siding with ring shank because I fear deck screws will split the clapboard siding. The siding is 50 years old, has a 6 inch exposure and is face nailed.

joecaption 05-17-2013 11:10 PM

Use stainless steel siding nails.

Steel or galvinized with turn the wood black.

woodworkbykirk 05-18-2013 09:23 AM

joes right, the reason for using stainless is do to the oils in the cedar it reacts with galvanized nails

jagans 05-18-2013 10:45 AM

Pre-drill if you dont want it to split.

mj12 05-19-2013 06:58 PM

Many of the nail heads I see are black, so Yes Joe is right... .....

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