Siding Nail for Fiber Cement

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Old 02-12-06, 10:09 AM
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Siding Nail for Fiber Cement

I also posted this in the "Fasteners" forum:

I completed the residing of one side of our house back in the fall with fiber cement boad siding. I used a 5D - 1 3/4" ring-shanked stainless steel nail... Since then, everything has been fine, but I've become strangely concerned about this nail choice... Was this a bad choice? If so, what would you recommend I do to assure that this siding stays up?

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They make a nail especially for fiber board siding. It is galvanized so it will not rust. They also make a screw for the siding also. Any good home improvement store or lumber yard will have them. Good Luck
 
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Old 02-12-06, 01:46 PM
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Thanks... I know that they make a "better" fastener for fiber cement board siding, thus my concern. Because I've already hung the siding (almost 5 months ago), I'm wondering whether or not my choice will be Ok (5D - 1 3/4" ring-shanked stainless steel nail)... Any thoughts on this?

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I would just leave what you have already done. It would do more damage to take it off and replace the nails. but on the new stuff, use the correct nails. Good Luck
 
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Thanks, JTC... I used pretty wide planksówith about a 7.5" reveal each. Do you think it would make sense to put another nail (the right one), every 16" into a stud? I know it may not look as pretty with a bunch of nails everywhere, but if it keeps it up, it may be worth it... Any thoughts?

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Yes, I guess you could if you wanted to. It certainly will not hurt anything.
 
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You may want to contact James Hardi and get their opinion . They have always gotten right back to me.

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Old 02-14-06, 01:56 PM
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Thanks, Don... I've already called them. They said I shouldn't have to worry about it since I'm not living in a high wind proned region.
 
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