Choosing The Best Roofing Nails
You usually think of shingles, ridge caps, and ridge vents when you think of a roof. Unseen roofing nails, on the other hand, are just as crucial to your roofing system. There are a number of roofing nails that are more durable than regular nails, depending on the type of material being installed on your property. So, which nail should you use on your Memphis roof?
Galvanized Coil Nail
The galvanized coil nail is the most frequent and least priced roofing nail type. There are two methods for galvanizing nails: hot dipping and electro galvanizing. These are utilized for most shingle applications and have a smooth shank that is fed via the nail gun.
Ring Shank Coil Nail
The primary advantage of using ring shank coil nails is that they have ridges that provide better hold into the board. As a result, these will offer additional resistance to the nail pulling back out. These are a good upgrade choice over galvanized coil nails, but they are significantly more expensive and more difficult to obtain.
Stainless Steel Coil Nail
Stainless steel coil nails are the best alternative for roofing nails, but at $150 per box, they cost more than twice as much as galvanized nails. They will never rust and will not cause roof leaks because they are made of stainless steel. In homes with a 3/12 pitch roof and shingles put with an ice and water underlayment, Restoration Roofing uses stainless steel coil nails. As a precaution for any moisture that gets trapped under the shingles, the nails give further protection for long-term wear. This is a common problem with low-pitched roofs.