DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum

DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum (http://www.diychatroom.com/)
-   Roofing/Siding (http://www.diychatroom.com/f9/)
-   -   2 Roof questions ! (http://www.diychatroom.com/f9/2-roof-questions-31856/)

A-NailBender 11-14-2008 02:07 PM

2 Roof questions !
 
Hello all, I am roofing a new shop building that has 1/2" CDX ply as a base. Are staples or nails better? What lenght do you advise? I will buy an air gun for this project as well as an overlay project of my house roof in the spring. What gun should I buy? Keep in mind I will sell the gun after the projects are complete so re-sale is an issue. Thanks for any help !

Slyfox 11-14-2008 05:11 PM

1 1/4" nails works for most 25 thru 40 yr shingles, some 50 yr/ life times require 1 1/2".
Bostitch nailer.

Ed the Roofer 11-14-2008 06:33 PM

Hitachi or Bostich will do you very well.

they are available at the ABC Roofing Supply stores.

Also, check with your local pawn shop for an inexpensive alternative.

Ed

Dale Chomechko 11-14-2008 09:06 PM

I like the Hitachi nailers, very little down time with them
Also I recommend using hot dipped galvanized nails over the electro galvanized version. They will last longer.
Dale (DC Roofing Inc)

A-NailBender 11-15-2008 10:30 AM

So the 1 1/4 " would be sticking through about 1/2" on the inside of the new building project correct and thats normal? And you dont like staples vs nails right? Thanks.

A-NailBender 11-15-2008 10:32 AM

What model of Hatachi do you like,thanks.

Dale Chomechko 11-15-2008 10:52 AM

Yes the nails do extend thrugh the sheeting, but if you have open soffits & 3/4" T & G decking we recommend 7/8 hand nails around the perimeter
You want the shank of the nail holding the shingle, not the point.
I do not like staples in plywood or in roofing materials.
They seem to losen up in plywood or if the roof deck was wet tend to rust(especially in my climate)
In shingles a good wind when it pulls on the staple & tends to cut into it(the shingle) & they tear out. Everywhere I have seen them I have also seen a lot of torn shingles
Most of the ones I have seen were a while ago as nobody uses them any more
NV45AE 1-3/4" Roofing Coil Nailer
http://www.hitachipowertools.ca/uplo...5AE_L_8918.jpg

A-NailBender 11-15-2008 11:42 AM

Thank you very much for the detailed response !

Ed the Roofer 11-15-2008 08:59 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by A-NailBender (Post 185258)
So the 1 1/4 " would be sticking through about 1/2" on the inside of the new building project correct and thats normal? And you dont like staples vs nails right? Thanks.

Not only normal, but spec.

Read the fastener penetration requirements from the shingle manufacturers to find out for yourself.

Ed

AaronB 11-23-2008 10:50 AM

Porter cable nailers are trouble -free and inexpensive.

Resale on the gun is a non-issue. Keep it for your reroof.

the roofing god 11-24-2008 05:45 AM

Bostitch is the best nailgun on the market-period
staples are nowhere near as good as nails

johnk 11-24-2008 12:32 PM

I staple all my plywood,IMO staples hold better than nails.Replace a sheet thats nailed and one thats stapled.Say no more!

Ed the Roofer 11-24-2008 12:52 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by johnk (Post 189525)
I staple all my plywood,IMO staples hold better than nails.Replace a sheet thats nailed and one thats stapled.Say no more!

That does not jive with the actual test results, unless you are placing the staples at a 2" OC pattern.

Ed

johnk 11-24-2008 01:17 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Ed the Roofer (Post 189533)
That does not jive with the actual test results, unless you are placing the staples at a 2" OC pattern.

Ed

I use 6" OC.Thats why I said IMO.It also matters how your staples are placed vertically or horizontally.Whats your typical nail pattern?Also what size of staples were tested?Who asked you anyway,Ed?J/K:)


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:26 PM.


Copyright 2003-2014 Escalate Media LP. All Rights Reserved