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The installer on this new construction used way wrong nails for both blind and face nailing.

It looks like about a 6 penny finish nail or brad, practically headless, in violation of manufacturer direction.  All the face nailing looked like the picture, penetrated and sunken, so when you strike a blow with the meat of a fist the material rattles back and forth on the shafts of the nails.

Installer face nailed way more than he should have.  Every course was peppered like this.  I declared the whole installation to be toast, because I cannot see how you could remove these wrong nails and put the right ones in, especially the blind ones, without spoiling the material.

Has anyone here seen such a botch level on this kind of siding?

Buyer not running away.  Buyer is sprinting.

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