A nail is a nail is a nail, right? Well, not if you’re an Orange County Roofer. Believe it or not, when a roofing professional tackles the task of shingle installation, many factors must be considered before the nailing begins.
One of these factors is nail composition. Currently, there are four basic types to choose from. Nails can be made of aluminum, galvanized steel, copper, or stainless steel. Often, local conditions will influence which type is utilized. For instance, in coastal areas prone to corrosive salty air, stainless steel nails are excellent rust inhibitors. The copper variety, on the other hand, might be appropriate in different circumstances.
During the shingle installation process, an Orange County Roofing company also must consider the amount of penetration needed. To ensure a secure attachment, each nail must be driven into the roof deck by about ¾ of a centimeter.
Another important factor to consider is the number of nails per shingle. Usually, four are sufficient to get the job done. In certain cases, however, six might be needed. Of course, no matter how many nails are required, they must be driven through the proper area of a shingle. Usually, specific nail spots are designated to assist contractors.
Once the nailing gets underway, an Orange County Roofer follows a specific installation strategy. This is – begin installing shingles from the bottom edge of the roof and continue toward the top until the job is done.
Is your curiosity piqued? Would you like to know more about shingle installation? The best way to get clued in is to consult a local expert. Let’s say you reside in Anaheim. Fine. At your earliest convenience, simply direct your questions to an Anaheim Roofer. You’ll be rewarded with an instant education.
If you have questions about shingle installation, Luke Roofing can help. A long-established Orange County Roofer, we provide prompt, reliable expertise for every residential roofing and commercial roofing need. No matter where you live in OC, you can count on Luke Roofing for reliable roofing solutions.
Loved finding an article about roofing nails. In my attic the roof nails go all the way through the bottom of the wood. I.e. I hit my head on the nails previously. Not good! Is this normal or was it a mistake by the installing roofing company?
Hi Brent, Ouch and be careful!
Without seeing it firsthand there's no way for us to say if it was installed improperly. But typically if a roof deck of any type is not thick enough for nails that are at least 3/4" long to be installed into without them going all the way through, then they were still installed properly. We'd have to take a look to know for sure however.