Nailing Tips

How many nails will I need? (approximate count)

Box Nails for Hardwood Siding
12" Horizontal Siding
6d - 16d
1,200 nails per 1,000 Sq. Feet
4' x 8' Panel Siding
6d - 16d
3,300 nails per 1,000 Sq. Feet

Nails for Cedar & Redwood Wood Siding
1/2" x 4" Siding
6d - 8d
2,280 nails per 1,000 Board Feet
1/2" x 6" Siding
7d - 8d
1,520 nails per 1,000 Board Feet
3/4" x 8" Siding
8d - 10d
1,140 nails per 1,000 Board Feet
3/4" x 10" Siding
8d - 10d
912 nails per 1,000 Board Feet
3/4" x 12" Siding
10d
760 nails per 1,000 Board Feet

Fiber Cement Siding Nails
Lap Siding
6d - 16d
9 nails per 12' piece
4' x 8' Panel Siding
6d - 16d
16" on Center - 80 Nails
4' x 8' Panel Siding
6d - 16d
24" on Center - 64 Nails

Vinyl Siding Nails
1-1/2", 2" and 2-1/2"
115 nails per Square

Cedar shake Siding Face Nails
16" Shakes
6d
360 nails per Square
18" Shakes
6d
310 nails per Square

Cedar Shingle Nails
16" & 18" - New Roof
3d, 5d
860 nails per Square
24" - New Roof Over an old Roof
4d, 6d
570 nails per Square

Asphalt & Fiberglass Shingle Nails
On New Roof
1-1/4"
320 nails per Square
Over an Old Roof
1-3/4"
320 nails per Square

Decking Nails
5/4" x 6" Decking Joists spaced 16" O.C.
8d - 10d
460 nails per 100 Square Feet
2" x 4" Decking Joists spaced 16" O.C.
10d - 16d
550 nails per 100 Square Feet
2" x 6" Decking Joists spaced 16" O.C.
10d - 16d
460 nails per 100 Square Feet

Drywall Nails
Single Layer 3/8" x 1/2" 5/8" Board
1-1/4", 1-5/8"
2,000 nails per 1,000 Square Feet
Double Layer 3/8" 1st Ply - 2nd Ply
1-1/4", 1-5/8"
1,000 nails per 1,000 Square Feet each Ply

Underlayment & Plywood Nails
1/4" Pressed and Plywood Underlayment
1-1/4"
500 nails per 100 Square Feet
3/8" Pressed and Plywood Underlayment
1-1/2"
500 nails per 100 Square Feet
1/2", 5/8" 3/4" Plywood and Sheathing
2" & 2-1/2"
150 nails per 100 Square Feet
1" Plywood Subfloor
3"
150 nails per 100 Square Feet