What are the Different Types of Roofing Nails we Use?

What Are The Different Types Of Roofing Nails We Use?

Hey, it's John from Excellent Roofing and I’m hanging on by my fingernails here! Just kidding. I’m here to talk about nails today, not my fingernails, and you definitely don't want to see those toenails. That's something else to talk about. What we’re talking about today is roofing nails.

Ever wonder what types of nails are used on your roofs, or wonder why shingles need to be replaced? There are several types of nails that we rely on at Excellent Roofing to make sure we install roofs the right way, with the best materials, and for long-lasting protection for your home.

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Ring Shank Roofing Nails

One of the nails that we love to use here at Excellent Roofing are Ring Shank Nails.

And the reason we like to use these nails is that a lot of times when roofs are put on the nails go in, but over time, as we have heat that gets on the roof, the nails will kind of pull themselves out. So, we like using a ring shank nail. These nails are threaded so that when it goes into the wood, it's like a fish hook. It just sticks in there, and it doesn’t come out.

When using the ring shank nail, we don't ever have problems with nails backing out.

Non-Corrosive Roofing Nails

Another very common nail that we use is a non-corrosive nail.

When we're roofing on low pitches, we love to use non-corrosive nails. These are made out of stainless steel, a bit more expensive, but definitely worth it. When water is rushing over your roof, especially on low pitches, like on back porches, we see the water go underneath the shingles and rust nail heads out.

With stainless steel nails, they never rust out. They're super non-corrosive and will last as long as your roof will last. And, you won't have any problems with the nail heads rusting out and getting leaks in those low pitch areas of your roof.

Short-length Roofing Nails

Another nail that we really love to use - it's one of our little secret weapons - is these little shorter nails. We use these nails on roofs that have overhangs where you can see the wood underneath the roof.

When you're walking by a lot of midtown homes and older homes in Memphis they have these types of overhangs where you can see the bead board and things like that underneath. So, we don't want nails going through the shingles and through the wood. And you have all these little spiky things looking out from underneath. But we love using the shorter nails to install our shingles and protect the beadboard underneath.

Each of these types of nails are just part of the way that we're thinking about all the details here at Excellent Roofing and wanting to give you a great job on your roof.

Don’t forget to think about Excellent Roofing when you are looking to get a new roof installed on your home, and remember to always Be Excellent!

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