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Old 05-18-2012, 11:43 AM   #1
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What type of nails we should use for sheathing roof and walls of a shed?


What type of nails we should use for sheathing of a storage shed.

1. When we put plywood or osb(we are not sure what we will use?)
on roof rafter..what nails we should use ...should we use 8d vinyl coated or cement coated sinkers or just 8d bright common ?

2. What size and type of nails we should use when we put felt paper and roll roofing over this low slope flat roof?

3. we are putting t1-11 for siding what type of nails we should use for this?
we were told galvanized 8d spirals or ring shank is that correct? or we should use 8d vinyl coated sinkers?

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Old 05-18-2012, 11:57 AM   #2
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1 8d nail i like ring shank will help with a nail pop later

2 roof felt staples or plastic cap nails and rolled roofing aluminum 1 1/4 roof nails.
this is the worst way to do a low slope roof in my opinion depending on slope i can give you a better solution if you want to post the pitch of roof
here is how if needed
http://www.carpentry-pro-framer.com/roof-pitch.html

3 galvanized 8 ring shank

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Old 05-18-2012, 12:11 PM   #3
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1 8d nail i like ring shank will help with a nail pop later

2 roof felt staples or plastic cap nails and rolled roofing aluminum 1 1/4 roof nails.
this is the worst way to do a low slope roof in my opinion depending on slope i can give you a better solution if you want to post the pitch of roof
here is how if needed
http://www.carpentry-pro-framer.com/roof-pitch.html

3 galvanized 8 ring shank
Ok let me revise for plywood or osb for roof sheathing you are suggesting 8d ring shank but not galvanized correct?
and for siding t1-11 you suggest same ring shank 8d but galvanized correct?
and if roller roofing is not the right choice what is the good choice than?
are you suggesting gable roof? only problem I have is from ground to pitch of the roof it can not be more than 10 feet....that is one the reason why I was choosing low slope flat roof...
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the roof sheeting does not have to be galvanized but can be if you want since they will be covered by roofing material
low slope roofs are not bad if proper material is used. rolled roofing does work but in my opinion the most likely to also fail. that is why i am willing to offer alternative if wanted but would like to know roof pitch and a overall pic always helps
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here are instalation instructions of rolled roofing if desired
http://roofing.owenscorning.com/docs...nstall_msr.pdf
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the roof sheeting does not have to be galvanized but can be if you want since they will be covered by roofing material
low slope roofs are not bad if proper material is used. rolled roofing does work but in my opinion the most likely to also fail. that is why i am willing to offer alternative if wanted but would like to know roof pitch and a overall pic always helps
well overall size is 15x8 and from ground to pitch of the roof it should not be more than 10 feet...I am thinking front 15 feet wide wall will have a higher side of roof and back 15 feet wall will have lower side of flat roof..

I have put the floor on concrete peer and floor joist are 2x6
so almost 1 foot is already used just on floor including 3/4 plywood
I only have 9 feet left up to pitch of the roof.
Out of this 9 feet I need 8 feet for studs ..
so front wall (where the pitch of roof would be ) will be 8+1+ 3 inches (top and bottom plate is 3 inches total) so total would be 9 feet and 3 inches...
which will be same as back wall (unless I cut 2x4x8 t o 2x4x7.6') so I only 9 inches left on front to create a slope...

I hope I gave you overall picture...so you can suggest alternative..
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ok so is this correct
1 you are doing a shed roof "or lean to roof"
2 in 8 feet of length from front to back of that 8 feet it will have 1 inch of fall
3 is this connected to another building
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ok so is this correct
1 you are doing a shed roof "or lean to roof"
2 in 8 feet of length from front to back of that 8 feet it will have 1 inch of fall
3 is this connected to another building
1. doing roof over the storage shed in the yard.
2. if front has 8 feet and back has 8 feet...how can it have 1 inch fall?
3. no it not connected..
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ok so the roof is going to be flat then with no slope is this correct
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No I want to create a slope so I was thinking I would put some more 15 feet long 2x4 on top plate on front wall ...any other suggestion?
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that would work then place 2x6 on top which would give you 1 1/2" fall in 8 ' .
which if you looked at rolled roofing instructions it must be at least 1" per 1' of fall.which would mean in 8 ' you would need 8" of fall .

the alternative is rubber roofing like this one in link it usually can be bought at lumber yards and is easy to install since you have a simple roof. and the 1 1/2" overall fall is enough
http://www.gentite.com/planinstall/a...uction-videos/
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that would work then place 2x6 on top which would give you 1 1/2" fall in 8 ' .
which if you looked at rolled roofing instructions it must be at least 1" per 1' of fall.which would mean in 8 ' you would need 8" of fall .

the alternative is rubber roofing like this one in link it usually can be bought at lumber yards and is easy to install since you have a simple roof. and the 1 1/2" overall fall is enough
http://www.gentite.com/planinstall/a...uction-videos/

Ok I have heard about rubber roofing and I can check prices on that..
for rubber roofing how many inches per foot required?

or I can put 5 more long 2x4 on top plate of front wall that will give about 7.5 inches of slope...do you think its advisable?
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rubber roof can be flat but it is best to have a slight pitch to shed off water.
before i would stack that many 2x4 i would buy longer 2x4's and cut to correct length to get the height needed
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rubber roof can be flat but it is best to have a slight pitch to shed off water.
before i would stack that many 2x4 i would buy longer 2x4's and cut to correct length to get the height needed
ok so you are suggesting instead of stacking ...I should cut 2x4 in to pieces of about 8 inches height and put them vertically on the top plate correct?
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1 8d nail i like ring shank will help with a nail pop later

2 roof felt staples or plastic cap nails and rolled roofing aluminum 1 1/4 roof nails.
this is the worst way to do a low slope roof in my opinion depending on slope i can give you a better solution if you want to post the pitch of roof
here is how if needed
http://www.carpentry-pro-framer.com/roof-pitch.html

3 galvanized 8 ring shank
Can I use 8d spiral instead of ring shank because I already have them..

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