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    Can i nail into a roof truss?

    Carpenters

    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 13th Nov 2019
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    Cranden Joinery

    "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
    R1 Joinery

    "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
    Jr multi skilled maintenance services

    "Thanks for asking, yes you can nail into timber joists without damaging them."

    Answered on 6th Apr 2020 - Member since Jan 2018 - report
    David forster

    "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

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