Jordan Smith breaks down Paslode's TetraGRIP siding nail system, which features shorter nails with a special spiral shank profile specifically designed for fiber cement and engineered siding. The key benefit is that the improved grip of the shorter nail tenaciously holds the siding to the sheathing, allowing installers to ignore butt joint-over-stud requirements that require trimming the siding to length. Another plus is that the 1 1/8-inch long nails are unlikely to penetrate electrical cable or other utilities buried behind the sheathing in the wall cavity.