using screws for smart side wood panel

<p> I am siding my brothers house and am using 3/8 LP Smartside for the first time. What nails are people using? Do they need to be stainless steel (expensive) ringshank or I have even heard of contractor using roofing nails. Also what length? The web site says 8d. If anyone has put this siding up I would like your real world experience.</p> 【Get Price】

Re: SmartSide Panels on shed - screw or nail? I screwed mine used 1 5/8 outdoor. Some of the panels have a mind of their own and the screws pulled them tight. I use the Yankee method of a tap with the hammer to start the screws. The nice thing about screws is if you don't get the lap joint right you can re screw. Cheers Mark 【Get Price】

Screws can be used to attach the panels but the materials cost is greater. Screw heads need to be sunk in enough so that they can be covered with a protective compound and painted over making them disappear. A professional-grade screw gun for decks work well in applying the T1-11 to the studs. 【Get Price】

What Kinds of Nails Are for Wood Siding?. Whether you install clapboard T1-11 cedar shakes or board-and-batten siding on your house you can attach it with either nails or screws. Many builders ... 【Get Price】