Having a new clapboard siding installation.
a. A few questions, please:
What is used mostly these days; Galv or Stainless nails ?
Have had problems in the past with Galv. nails rusting.
Would S.S. nails add "substantially" to the cost ?
What % more expensive that the typ Galv nails (I think they are called ridg
type nails ?)
are stainless ones ?
b. would like to get the terminology right.
What is the horiz board called that is sometimes used at the very bottom of
runs (near the foundation) to give it a "finished" look ?
If used, should there be Z flashing used in this spot ?
c. Are they still pedling siding that is made from 2 or 3 pieces and glued
with a finger joint.
If so, is it still bad news ?
d. For wood, is Cedar siding still considered the best ?
Or,... ? Why ?