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Old 05-17-2013, 09:58 PM   #1
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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.

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Use stainless steel siding nails.
http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=...ectedIndex=103

Steel or galvinized with turn the wood black.

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joes right, the reason for using stainless is do to the oils in the cedar it reacts with galvanized nails
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Pre-drill if you dont want it to split.
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Many of the nail heads I see are black, so Yes Joe is right... .....
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