For those of you in Hurricane/Earthquake areas…

New nail out by Bostitch, been around for a little bit but hasnt really gotten too much attention yet.

Cost over regular nails? About $15 more for a 2,000 sq ft house … anyone looking to build, should talk to their contractor about using these nails.

it really doesn’t matter, if the house was built before any of the most recent codes changes (Since Hurricane Andrew), it would most likely fail if strong enough winds were present.

But hey, $15 is chump change if your building a new house.

it really doesn’t matter, if the house was built before any of the most recent codes changes (Since Hurricane Andrew), it would most likely fail if strong enough winds were present.

But hey, $15 is chump change if your building a new house.

Well thats why I said anyone looking to build. Doesnt help those houses that are already built.

I mean, there really is no ONE solution — hell even making everyones home concrete isnt going to make things 100% safe, you are still going to get damage one way or another. Im not really sure how often roofs get redone down in Florida, but someone looking at getting new plywood/shingles or tiles slapped down might want to look into it. Im sure when re-roof jobs are done theres some mandatory thing as far as bringing parts of it upto current codes, whats an extra $15 for a little extra protection? Can you honestly say the items in your home arent worth it?
screws > nails handsdown.

FUCK nails. WAHHHH it takes longer, boo fucking whoo. Contractor doesn’t like it, fire his ass and hire a new one that doesn’t mind the extra work/money.

I glue and screw almost everything. Except framing of course.
And hell, you want some more protection, try getting the builder to use plywood or OSB on the outside walls of the house before putting the foam board up like they SHOULD.
I hate seeing houses going up in 2 weeks and they just put the damn foam board up over the framing. Then tyvek, then siding. I could throw a rock and go right through the fucking wall of the house.
It adds so much protection, and some rigidity/structual support.

screws > nails handsdown.

FUCK nails. WAHHHH it takes longer, boo fucking whoo. Contractor doesn’t like it, fire his ass and hire a new one that doesn’t mind the extra work/money.

I glue and screw almost everything. Except framing of course.
And hell, you want some more protection, try getting the builder to use plywood or OSB on the outside walls of the house before putting the foam board up like they SHOULD.
I hate seeing houses going up in 2 weeks and they just put the damn foam board up over the framing. Then tyvek, then siding. I could throw a rock and go right through the fucking wall of the house.
It adds so much protection, and some rigidity/structual support.

Sorry but anyone buying a house that DOESNT have plywood/OSB over the framing deserves whatever they get for being so dumb

How a lot of contractors operate and a lot of places get built around here, I’d bet a good bit just have foam.

There doesn’t seem to be that much quality in new construction right now. My parents have had three contractors for different work on the house being repaired from Katrina and ALL of them have made major mistakes or done something extremely cheaply. They are also all contractors that were here before the storm. I wonder what kind of work all the out of towners do.

How a lot of contractors operate and a lot of places get built around here, I’d bet a good bit just have foam.

There doesn’t seem to be that much quality in new construction right now. My parents have had three contractors for different work on the house being repaired from Katrina and ALL of them have made major mistakes or done something extremely cheaply. They are also all contractors that were here before the storm. I wonder what kind of work all the out of towners do.

Really? I got tools… will travel