It might be better to ask if fiberboard sheathing provides any holding power at all or if I should stick with using longer nails to hit studs.
I was looking at Paslode’s tetragrip 1 and 1/8 inch siding nails and thought they’d make fiber cement siding easier, but then realized that if I’m not replacing my 1980s fiberboard sheathing with osb or plywood the sheathing may not have nearly enough holding power and the nails may be so short that the sheathing would prevent me from reaching the studs.
This may be a silly question but I’d love to be wrong, otherwise I should likely order a regular siding nailer with longer nails.
I emailed Paslode for their thoughts and will post their response if they write back.
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