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Honestly, I'd use nothing. The problem is if you ever remove the screw, then the hole needs to be filled. Mount the bracket high-up, tucked under a lap, so you don't buckle the siding while installing it. Check both ends of the siding for play first. Affixed in the middle with room on both sides, it should be fine. Use screws with a fully threaded shank; ...
Connecting the downspout directly to an underground pipe will prevent debris from entering the system. It will probably be easier and cheaper to construct as well.
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