Siding Fasteners

JLC Field Guide: Siding Fasteners

Only galvanized or stanless-steel fasteners should ever be used securing exterior siding or trim. But not all galvanized or stainless steel is created equal.

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Siding Fasteners Featured Articles

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Rainscreen Shingle Siding for a Coastal Dormer

Rainscreen fabric designed for masonry walls creates a generous air space behind... More

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Rainscreen Clapboard Siding Details

How to apply strapping and vent screens to create a drainable, ventilated... More

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A Builder's Guide to Vinyl Siding

By using sound installation techniques and combining it with other low-maintenance... More

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Siding Fasteners Instruction

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Repairing and Replacing Sheet Siding

Minor cracks can be caulked and repainted, but sometimes the best solution is to... More

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Zip Wall Tips & Advice

Matt Risinger explains how he modified a Zip Wall installation for added durability. More

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Repainting Aluminum Siding

Q: Does faded aluminum siding with a chalklike residue on the surface require any special preparation before repainting? More

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Q&A: Nailing Cedar Shingles

Q: A new lead carpenter on my crew says that when installing cedar shingle siding... More

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Best Strategy for Siding and Trim Nails?

A professional painter weighs in when to leave nails flush, when to set them, and... More

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