Replacing Rotting house/deck trim with pvc. Nailer?


Old 05-25-20, 03:58 PM
Thread Starter
Join Date: Oct 2015
Location: USA
Posts: 34
Received 0 Votes on 0 Posts
Replacing Rotting house/deck trim with pvc. Nailer?

I have several areas of my deck and house where the pine trim is rotting. The areas are prone to moisture (no sun, base of deck near ground, etc.). I live in the northeast so the seasons can be fairly extreme. Iím thinking that replacing these areas with pvc trim would make the most sense. Other similarly low maintenance/long lasting options? I realize pvc is more expensive.

Also, should I use a siding coil nailer or can I get by with an 18 gauge galvanized brad given the expansion/contraction?
Sponsored Links
Old 05-25-20, 04:02 PM
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: USA
Posts: 4,815
Received 77 Votes on 72 Posts
I use white head, trim head screws.
lpaul626 voted this post useful.
Old 05-25-20, 04:13 PM
XSleeper's Avatar
Group Moderator
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: USA
Posts: 26,027
Received 679 Votes on 628 Posts
Composite deck screws work well. Set the heads just below the surface then fill.
lpaul626 voted this post useful.
Old 05-26-20, 05:20 AM
Group Moderator
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: NC, USA
Posts: 23,781
Received 638 Votes on 588 Posts
I too prefer screws. Nails of any type seem to work loose with the expansion & contraction. Also, don't go stingy on fasteners. PVC must be held flat against it's will on hot summer days. I've seen it pop the heads off nails when not enough were used. And more fasteners helps it better resist buckling on hot days.
lpaul626 voted this post useful.
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Ask a Question
Question Title:
Your question will be posted in: