Crown Staplers are commonly used for this type of construction.
Just a few things to consider....
Staple length should be at least 3 times the thickness of the material.
If you're using 1/2" plywood, use a 1-1/2" staple.
Use galvenized staples.
You can fasten it with anything that you want. It may not be
there after the next high wind, though.
In our area (considered a high wind area) staples are not
considered adequate for attaching roof sheathing, but are OK
for wall sheathing, unless the wall sheathing is part of a
shear wall construction.
My engineer does not allow them anywhere on sheathing, so I do
not use them at all. Nails are the best method (or screws if
you really want to be anal about it).
for the most part sheds are not covered by building codes, other than
language that spells out what a shed *cannot* be. sheds cannot be
larger than a certain size, cannot have plumbing, electrical, be used
as a residence, that sort of thing. so for the most part how you go
about constructing it is largely up to you. if you can determine that
the staples you are considering will perform adequately, you are free
to use them. do a test- install a sheet with your stapler and give a
try at yanking it free. if it doesn't pass muster, refasten it with
bigger nails or screws or whatever.
What is your definition of narrow crown? My fastener supplier says it
is 1/4" crown of varying lengths, but in the old days we called that
the soffit stapler. He sells a heavy "narrow crown" staple for some
kind of gun that looks like it has a 5/16 or 3/8 crown on it, but I
don't know which brand it is or what it is for. But for purposes of
construction, a 1/4" narrow crown stapler is totally worthless for
anything other than trim.
The 1/2" crown (15/16 ga.) is now called a "narrow crown" by some
rather than the 1/4" in light of the fact that 1" crown staplers have
fallen out of favor. A 1/2" crown stapler with shoot up to a 2 1/2"
staple, which is plenty for sheeting and 1/2" decking.
So compared to 1", 1/2" is narrow.
Which do you have? Is it pneumatic, electric, or hand powered?
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