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Old 03-24-2006, 08:06 PM   #1
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Roofing nail size

Ok, this is about as basic as it gets, but I still have to ask. I have 1/2" sheathing, 15 lb felt, and comp shingles. The shortest roofing nails I can find are 1". Won't this poke through the sheathing? None of the existing nails poke through. Thanks.

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Old 03-24-2006, 10:24 PM   #2
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Roofing nail size

Yes the nails will, and should, poke through the sheathing. In fact, they should come through about 1/4" this is what stops them from backing out. I always use 1-1/4" just because I find them easier to drive with less hitting of the fingers.
What type of roofing was on there originally? It's possible the previous roofer used 3/4" nails, they are available, but even with these you should be able to see the points on the inside. Read the shingle package, some manufacturers require the nails to come through 1/4"

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Old 03-25-2006, 08:31 PM   #3
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Thank you very much.
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Old 03-29-2006, 11:52 AM   #4
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Code nail requirements are for the nail to be 3/4" into the deck or penetrate it, whichever comes first. this can create a problem at eave areas without soffets.
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