Old nails in cedar siding

Old 09-14-04, 02:07 PM
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Question Old nails in cedar siding

Getting ready to power wash and stain my house. (12 inch cedar lap siding)

In several places (mostly sun exposure) some of the nails have almost worked themselves out. I assume from heat/cold wedging.

Question is this, should I just pound the nails back down or replace them with a different type (ringshank?) or size (diameter) nails?

Is it worth the hassle?
Old 09-14-04, 03:38 PM
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If they are that loose, pull them and fill the hole with caulk. Drive another nail above or below to relace the structural value. Usually, siding is mounted with #8 spiral ring galvanized nails.

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