What’S going on everybody brent, simmons, herewith, roofing insights, so when you think of aroof, probably think of a couple things if i had toguess you’d, probably think of shingles ridge capridge vent, something that you can seefrom the ground well in today’s videoi want to cover what is Not seen i wantto cover what holds this all togetherthe true heroes of your roof, yourroofing nails. So let’s jump right in all right. So the first nail i want to talk aboutis the most common roofing nail. There is andright now we’re just talking about shingled roofsso. This is your standard, galvanized, coil, nail, wheni, say coil nail.
It means it’s wrapped up in thislong coil like this. These are the most inexpensivenails that there are and they’re galvanizedthere’s two different ways that they galvanizenails you have a hot dip. Then you have electrogalvanized. For the sake of this video, we’re justgonna call them galvanized nails, but this is yourmost common nail, their smooth shank fed througha gun. This is going to be used in 99 % of shingleapplications.
Second type of nail is just like thefirst one, except. This is a ring. Shank coil nailring shank nails, as you can see, have these ridgeson them and what the ridges do is they providemore bite into the wood that they’re going intoso as it goes through? The shingle into the plywoodthese are going to provide more resistance, againstthe nail pulling back out these areslightly more expensive than the coil nailsand they’re a little bit harder to get, but thisis a really good upgrade in terms of a nail nowwhat. I would call probably the mack daddy ofall coil nails is a stainless steel, coil nowso right there.
You can see that they’re allshiny stainless steel nails. These are roughly $ 150per box, more than double the price from thegalvanized nail, and these will never rust. Becausethey are stainless. Steel, stainless steel, doesnot rust. We use these in those areas where let’ssay it’s a 3 4 12 and you can still use shingleswith an ice and water underlayment we’re going totry to use these stainless nails just in case it’sextra protection, long term.
If there’s any moisturethat gets trapped under the shingles is commonin low, pitched roofs, these will never rust, so youdon’t have to worry about them leaking over timenow that we’ve gotten all of the coil nails outof the way. Let’S talk about some specialty nailsso. This is actually a copper nail – it’s not in acoil, but it is made out of 100 %. Copper now thisis, the type of nail that we use when we installspecialty roofing products like a slate youcan, get longer ones. If you’re dealing with woodshake grand manor shingles, we use these but reallyeven.
If you’re installing a standard, architecturalroof and you’re adding copper valleys, you have touse a copper nail for that. So any copper, accessoryor flashing, you have to use copper, becausedifferent, metals, don’t match and they’ll start torot each other out. That’S a whole other video sonow that we’ve covered the roofing nails that wemost commonly use. Let’S talk about these, these arecalled plastic cap nails these are most commonlyused to hold down the underlayment or felt onyour roof. What makes these kind of neat is thatthis little plastic cap when it goes into thedecking makes a nice tight seal if it’s nailedcorrectly, when you dry in a house or put the feltup, and you don’t have shingles these if they’renailed straight into the wood should not leakthis Is a metal cap nail now this type of nailsame design as the plastic cap has a nice bigalmost like washer around it?
This one is a ringshank nail as well, but what we use these for isfor rolled roofing there’s many different typesof rolled roofing, but even on the peel and sticktype, you can use these on the base sheet to helpsecure it and honestly over time. It’Ll stop themfrom sliding and shifting so that’s primarilywhat. These are used for i’ve, seen people usingthese on felt and ice and water in the memphisarea. We don’t really use them for that. These arejust commonly used for rolled roofing.
So let’s talkabout, why certain nails rust? It depends on whatthey’re made out of so this stainless steel nail itold you earlier will never rust on you and that’swhy. It’S used in certain applications where it’smore susceptible to get wet makes sense, but thesegalvanized nails will eventually rust what makesthese galvanized nails galvanized. Is that theyhave a coating of zinc and the zinc is what makesthem rust resistant, but over time that coating ofzinc does wear off it weathers away and exposesraw steel, which will eventually start to rust, sothat’s, really the main difference now: copper, nailscopper nails do not rust, but They will patinaand change color. These are soft to begin with, butif they’re installed correctly.
They will last aslong as those long lasting designer shingles andspecialty roofing materials. That’S the maindifference between the nails. Why some rustwhy some will not rust. That’S it for this videoi’m brent simmons, with roofing insights, if youhave not subscribed yet be sure to subscribe, tothe channel for more awesome content thanks if youguys have any questions about roofing accessoriescomment below we read and answer all our questionsprobably we’ll make another video. If we have tonsof questions about certain topic, let us know givethis video a like.
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