When it comes to securing hardwood siding to a dwelling, there are many factors to consider above and beyond just cost. Because different hardwood siding acts and reacts in its environment, installers need to know specific idiosyncrasies about hardwoods and the fasteners being used.
We suggest everyone carefully researches any product they purchase for siding construction and understands not only immediate functionalities but also long term pros and cons. How easy a siding fastener installs may not be the correct way to go; cost and overhead should not necessarily influence purchasing decisions as well. Moreover, all of the siding fastener’s points must be considered for a long-term solution.
With the style of the Standoff rainscreen siding fastener system, the heavy weight of exotic hardwoods can increase the downward force on siding boards. Even if used with cedar, the standoff design is mechanically a “lever,” permitting a prying action to the fastener screw which is mounted into the wall.
If mounted over concrete, that standoff fastener can have even less holding power as tapcons, masonry nails, etc., do not hold that well in this application. Fastening a wooden cleat (furring) to the wall and using our siding fastener system removes most of the pullout force on the fasteners. Our system arranges proper downward shear force against the fastener... giving the best long-term holding power possible.