Monday, January 31, 2011

Installing Vinyl Siding - Screws vs. Nails

I've had people ask me why I'm using screws instead of nails to install my vinyl siding.  Nails work fine when you're attaching to a plywood sheathed or OSB sheathed, conventionally framed wall. 

However, because I'm attaching to a plastic web that's embedded in the ICF wall, I need the extra grip that screws will provide.  I've heard of people using nails to install siding on ICF walls, but I just don't think a nail has enough holding power when driven into plastic. 

Just my opinion of course; but I'm sticking with screws.

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