Every roofing material matters and requires careful selection. For example, roofing nails form a relatively small part of the roof, but they actually hold the roof together. Thus, a careful selection of roofing nails is necessary for a sound, strong, and efficient roof. Below are the three major aspects of a roofing nail that sets it apart from regular nails.
The shank is the elongated part of a nail that goes into the material you want to nail. Below are the major shank types.
As the name suggests, these nails come with shanks that are completely free of grooves. The nails are easy to work with; you can easily drive the nails into roofing materials due to their lack of grooves. Smooth shank nails are also relatively inexpensive.
These nails have grooves around their shanks that give them a ribbed feeling. The grooves mean the nails are relatively difficult to drive with a hammer; however, the same feature makes these nails difficult to pull out. Thus, roofing contractors love these nails because they don't fall out of the roof easily.
These nails look like screws, but they are nails, and you drive them in with hammers just like other nails. These nails have the hardest withdrawal resistance, but they are relatively expensive and difficult to drive into dense materials.
Roofing nails also come in different materials. The common materials include:
Your roofing contractor can enlighten you on other available materials.
Lastly, roofing nails come in different dimensions for different uses and at different prices. Specifically, the nails differ:
The heads also come in different shapes that affect the difficulty of working with the nails and the finish they give.
A residential roofing contractor will help you choose the best supplies for your roof. Listen to your contractors' advice, and you will enjoy a strong and durable roof.Share
23 May 2022
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