Can i nail into a roof truss?

Can I nail 1/4" plywood against the side of a roof truss to close a hole? Or is it better to use screws? Or can I use a combination of glue and some kind of fastener?

Asked by Samuel on 14th Nov 2019
Expert Trade Answers
"If it is a hole in the truss then I would personally use glue and a brad nailer to second fix it into place. However assuming you don’t own a brad nailer, I would use either evo-stik exterior glue or gorilla glue and clamp it into place till it’s dry."
Answered on 6th Jan 2020 - Member since Dec 2017 - report
"Using screws would be best to not disturb roof although if it’s a patch hole and it won’t ever need moving, glue would be best."
Answered on 24th Nov 2019 - Member since May 2019 - report
"Thanks for asking, yes you can nail into timber joists without damaging them."
Answered on 6th Apr 2020 - Member since Jan 2018 - report
"Banging nails into roof timbers that have tiles/slates attached should be avoided. If the hole cannot be fixed any other way, I would use screws."
Answered on 31st Mar 2020 - Member since Jan 2020 - report
"There should be no problem in using a nail for this application."
Answered on 13th Jul 2020 - Member since May 2020 - report
"Yes that’s no problem you can use nails or screws and a strong glue"
Answered on 5th Aug 2020 - Member since Jul 2020 - report
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