When installing new materials, most construction professionals take care to establish the correct fastener patterns required for the product to work optimally, but how many of you ensure that you are using the right fasteners?
Always know what type, length and gauge fastener you should use in order to ensure durability and prevent expensive call-backs from inspections. It’s cheaper and easier to avoid problems that fix them later! Refer the manufacturer’s instructions and building code for guidelines on the right fasteners for the job.
Ensure that your nail guns are adjusted to the correct settings for the kinds of fasteners you are using and the materials you are installing. Check the compressor throughout the day as changes in temperature can affect the pressure. Overdriven and under-driven fasteners do not have the same holding power that a properly driven ones do.