Siding Stainless Steel Screws, Nails, and Staples

Application/sidings
Using fine sidings of Cedar, Redwood or Cypress
Fine wood siding offers pure beauty, dimensional stability, superior workability, and resistance to insect damage and decay given proper treatment and maintenance.
Tannic acid which is found in cedar and redwood reacts with a corroding carbon steel nail causing stains and layers. To ensure the ever-lasting beauty of your siding job, install it with stainless steel nails. Exclude stain of siding fasteners by the use of high-quality stainless steel nails.
Tannic acid which is found in cedar and redwood reacts with a corroding carbon steel nail causing stains and layers. To ensure the ever-lasting beauty of your siding job, install it with stainless steel nails. Exclude stain of siding fasteners by the use of high-quality stainless steel nails.
Implement slender gauge, blunt tip hand-drive stainless steel wood siding nails to prevent splitting. Use slender gauge, blunt tip hand-drive stainless steel wood siding nails to avoid the breaking. The nails come up with determined textured heads to ensure a better brew with wood grain and grip paint best if painted over it. Type 304 stainless steel siding nails are one of the best decisions of using for these applications which are termed as a necessary application by the Western Red Cedar Lumber Association, and Type 316 SS is best suitable for seaside applications as it is corrosion free.
The size of the stainless steel nails to use for the right project depends on the type and varies on the thickness of siding. Great practice of building is to use long enough nails which can go through underlying materials, as sheathing and insulation and penetrate at least 1-1/4 part. Have a look on the table below for the exact recommended nails lengths to use for various thicknesses of siding.
Siding should be fastened to each stud or furring strip with nails spaced at a maximum of 24" (61cm) on center, nail recommended placement varies on the siding pattern and its width. The possible success is to fasten the siding safely, preventing it from moving in response to the moisture content of the air. In basic, each piece of siding must be nailed independently and must be nailed alone.
Important: Nailing overlapping nail pieces together stops the natural movement of each piece and will cause a break.
Minimum Recommended Nail Length
Columbia Fasteners carries the right fastener for fine cedar siding applications as required at the best.
Fiber Cement Siding
Fiber cement sidings offer strong strength and result in long-lasting structural base support disregarding of unmatched climate in which the sidings are installed. Shingles, Lap and Panel carry the extra benefits of changeable warranties ranging from 25-50 years and for the lifetime in a variety of textures. Columbia Fasteners offers and carries requirement fastening products which are recommended at the best and that results in the longevity of the fiber cement siding products.
Our Type 304 SS hand drive nails complete all the specifications greatly required by the most manufactured of lap and panel fiber cement siding. For
Our Type 304 SS hand drive nails meet specifications currently required by most manufacturers of lap and panel fiber cement siding. For pneumatic fastener installation, our stainless steel collated fasteners are guaranteed to be the best compatible with most popular brands of pneumatic nail-guns.
General Installation Tips from Columbia Fasteners Keep It Clean
Before and during the use of stainless steel fasteners on the job site, it should be kept as clean as possible. Contaminanted surfaces such as ingrained or impacted dirt can cause “pitting” by lacking oxygen to get direct access to the metal’s surface, thus it will prevent the formation of the protective layer of coiled with chrome oxide film that gives stainless steel its stain-resistant qualities. As if any traces of carbon steel accidentally rubbed into the fasteners’ surfaces should always be removed before installation.
Painting Stainless Steel
Painting with the latex-based coating over stainless steel nail and screw head may trap dirt (or in seaside applications, particles of salt) which may cause reddish stains that can bleed through surface coatings. Fastener heads should be painted before or as soon as possible the following installation to keep any foreign deposits to a minimum.
Driving Stainless Screws
The 300-Series Austenitic stainless steel screws are cold formed and maintain their corrosive-resistance and stain-less properties well if properly handled. Resist screwing motions to bypass the heating of the screw. Instead, drive screws flush with the sustain material at a constant and steady speed. The use of the popular cordless impact drivers will increase heat working of the screw. Therefore, use your decision while or before using these kinds of power drivers because of the hammering action to the screw creates greater friction and, ultimately, may lead to screw breakage.
In general, to reduce cam-out of stainless steel screws, pre-drill where necessary and use Type 305 or 316 stainless steel trim or bugle headed screws that are in torx/star/6-lobbed drive style to maximize driving engagement.
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