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Can I screw into Hardie board?
Last Updated: 31st March, 2021
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Thereof, can you screw into hardiplank?
Fasteners must be corrosion resistant, galvanized or stainless steel. Electro-galvanized nails are acceptable for use with James Hardie Siding Products, but may exhibit premature corrosion. James Hardie recommends the use of quality, hot-dipped galvanized nails.
Beside above, how do you attach Hardie board? Fiber cement siding can be nailed by hand or with a pneumatic nailer. It can also be attached using corrosion resistant screws. Use hot-dipped galvanized or stainless steel nails. Nails should penetrate through the sheathing and at least 1” into studs.
Similarly, can I screw into cement board?
Cement board attached to plywood or similar underlayment will hold with only 1 1/4-inch screws; for thick or heavy metal fixtures, use 1 5/8-inch screws. In general, 1 1/2-inch galvanized nails will hold the board firmly in place. Even if you use this extra adhesive, you should still apply the nails or screws.
Where do you screw Hardie board?
Avoid fastening in a straight line. Fasten HardieBacker boards with proper fasteners (as listed in “Materials Required”) a maximum of 3 in on center around the perimeter and 6 in on center in the field. Keep fasteners between 3/8 in and 3/4 in from board edges and 2 in in from board corners.