Which Siding Fasteners for Board and Batten?
Apologies for the simplistic question here.
I’m an owner/builder attaching 7/8-inch thick board-and-batten siding in southwest Wisconsin. Beneath it is Tyvek, then 3/4-inch horizontal shiplap, then 2×6 studs with dense-packed cellulose. I’m wondering what kind of fasteners to use.
At the top and bottom of the boards, where I know there are studs, I’ll use 3-inch screws. Then I’d like to nail the rest of the boards only into the sheathing, ideally with 1 5/8-inch spiral or ring shank nails. But so far I can’t find siding screws that short. If I use longer nails, they’ll penetrate into the cellulose, which I’m worried could create moisture issues in cold weather. Is that a valid concern?
Another option I’m considering is using 1 5/8 screws on the sides of the boards, which would be covered with the battens. This would be more expensive, but give more holding power and not penetrate into the cellulose.
Thanks for any advice.
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