Asked on Oct 1, 2017

We are replacing lap siding on home built in1948.

MariaKimAngie Forster


The contractor used trim nails and the siding looks like it's pulling out and warped as you look along the side visually. I've read that they should have used ring shanked nails. Home Depot sells galvanize. Should we use stainless steel nails or galvanize?

5 answers
  • Cricket B Wood
    on Oct 1, 2017

    If you'e gonna replace some, replace ALL of it. Then use the appropriate nail for the new siding. It comes with instructions.
    Goo Luck!
  • Angie Forster
    on Oct 1, 2017

    put down rubber mulch
  • Kim
    on Oct 2, 2017

    Stainless steel or high-tensile aluminum ones are better. than Galvanize.
    The nails should have ring or spiral shanks; smooth-shank nails tend to pop out.
    Your nails also need to have heads on them.
    Ideally, your nails should penetrate the base wood at least 3/4" deep.

    Hope that helps
    : )
  • Maria
    on Oct 2, 2017

    You can use screw instead of nail. There's a screw that they sell in home depot that specialize to use in this area and that's what I have in my home and I never had to worry about those lose nail popping out due to temperature changes
  • Maria
    on Oct 3, 2017

    Your Welcome
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