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Old 08-24-2013, 09:28 AM   #1
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yesterday i noticed that there are no nails coming through the sheathing of my newish garage. it is basic cheapo vinyl siding and i am sure 1/2 plywood sheathing. what nails did they likely use ?

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Why not pop a piece of the siding loose and see.
There should have been 1-1/4 roofing nails.
If they used 1" instead it's possible they would not come all the way through.

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Yeah -
What "Joe" says.
However - if all their nails were hitting "studs" -
You might not see nails through the sheathing.
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If done right....they put those nails in on the studs.....and should be galvanized. Large head and they should not be drove all the way in. They are loose so the siding can 'move'.

So....you don't have any drywall on the inside of your garage?

Adding it is one of the best (and cheapest) upgrades for that garage you can do. You will be amazed at how much warmer it will stay.....
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If you're going to drywall it -
might as well insulate it.
Warmer.
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And if your going to insulate and drywall it....
might as well run a bunch of outlets..
more outlets for power
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if all their nails were hitting "studs" -
sheesh, why didn't i think of that

no drywall. and i am not planning any.
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i always nail into studs when installing vinyl.. the only time that my nails dont go into studs are when the ends of panels dont land over a stud.. in that case the nails are just into sheathing

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