A Guide to the Types of Roofing Nails

The roofing nails are cleverly designed to help you do better. Although they are very different in material, size and type, all roof nails have a useful feature: a diamond-shaped point. This point is specially designed to keep the deck intact when it pierces. We will introduce you to the types, sizes and materials you can choose when choosing roof nails.

Type of Roofing nail:

1. Smooth shank

The shank of the nail is the part of the nail that pierces the material you are nailing. Simply put, smooth calf nails have a smooth calf. They are the most basic type of roof nails and are cheaper than the other two options.Smooth handle roof nail

2. Ring shank

Ring shank nails are also called ring roof nails or corrugated roof nails. As many of its names suggest, this type of nail has a loop along the handle. They are not connected because they are connected with screws. Nonetheless, these rings still provide extra staying power or grip for the nails in shingles and sheathsThe head diameter of all roof nails is usually the standard 3/8 inch. The larger size of the head may increase the risk of exposing part of the nail head at the standard nail position on the shingle.Ring handle roof nailAn IKO test found that circular calf nails are 300% stronger than smooth calf nails. Therefore, when performance, especially wind resistance is a priority, please choose these nails

Types of Roofing nail material:


Steel nails are very strong. It used outside the house. So that it must have the advantages of rust and corrosion prevention. It requires the use of stainless steel nails and galvanized corrugated nails.  Galvanized nails add a layer of protection, can better prevent rust and corrosion.  There are two methods of galvanized nails: hot dip galvanized and electric galvanized.  Hot dip, which produces a thicker zinc layer and lasts longer, is preferred.  

Copper nail anti corrosion corrosion is strong, can also be used to build copper nails, such as copper color on the roof.  

Aluminum is a weaker metal than steel and copper.  However, some roofers still use aluminum nails on asphalt roof tiles.  Aluminum nails are more susceptible to corrosion, chemical and salt damage than steel nails  

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