How would you compare the installation with nail gun compared to hand nailing? Does nail gun leave siding loose? We are installing over !/4" furring strip for rain screen wall and I would want to use 2" SS spiral.
Did my whole house with a gun. Hand nail the ends and weird spots. You will Save a lot of time. Just get a siding nailer they shoot them pretty flush and hold well. Used ring shanks. Setup the gun so you set them with a hammer tap. Will still be faster. I was doing 3/4" rain screen. Hitachi wire coallated.
I would be hesitant to use the homeslicker behind clapboards. It works well with shingles though. I think there is more of a risk of a wavy sidewall with claps and homeslicker. The shingles get layered up so much they do well with homeslicker. I've only done vertical 1x strips screwed to the studs as a rain screen. I still like this method, but using 1x as a rain screen can be challenging with flashing details like roofs running into sidewalls. I think 1/4" is as thin as I'd go with a rainscreen. I like solid fastening though, so I'm not real interested in the lattice system. You could always give the homeslicker a try on a small wall and see how it goes. I think I have done it, and wasn't really psyched about setting nails and pulling the clapboards around. I also remember running it underneath corner boards and I didn't like that. I like solid nailing for trim.
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