Tip of the Week: Selecting a Fastener When Installing Vinyl Siding

Posted on November 22, 2016 within

PFT installation expert Jared explains what type of fastener to use on you siding and insulation job.

For sheathing and fanfold products, use a button cap nail to tack it to the wall prior to your siding installation.

When installing vinyl siding, use a galvanized nail, stainless steel nail, or aluminum nail; something that won’t rust. Roofing nails with a 3/8″ diameter head work well with vinyl siding.

Make sure you use a long enough nail to go through the siding and the insulation, and is long enough to penetrate into the sheathing or framing to the proper depth.


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