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Old 08-30-2013, 03:33 PM   #1
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Do any of you use roofing nails with the neoprene washers for installing shingles? Just curious if that would be better than without the washer.

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The problem with using neoprene washers on a shingled roof -
They will hold the layer of shingles, above them, up enough -
so that it will be very evident.
It might also affect the ability of the shingles to seal (Seal-strip adhesion)
Not a good idea!

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Do any of you use roofing nails with the neoprene washers for installing shingles? Just curious if that would be better than without the washer.
Nope....and nope again.
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The problem with using neoprene washers on a shingled roof -
They will hold the layer of shingles, above them, up enough -
so that it will be very evident.
It might also affect the ability of the shingles to seal (Seal-strip adhesion)
Not a good idea!
What about for vinyl siding?
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I can not think of a reason why you would!
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It's always a "best practice" to follow the manufacturer's installation instructions, including fastener type and length recommendations.
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Both just use regular galvanized 1-1/4 roofing nails.
The nails with washers are for metal roofing, even then I would not use them. Use screws instead.
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Both just use regular galvanized 1-1/4 roofing nails.
I prefer 1-1/2"..........It's a fat finger thing.
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I hear ya. I've had to 1" nails a few time, what a but difference, end up holding then with plyers to keep from hitting my fingers.
Never use nails with washer on siding. Vinyl has to expand and contract. Last thing you what is the washers dragging.
What's up with wanting to use nails with washers, get some for free?
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roofing nails with a metal washer are used for application of torch on roofing`s base sheet, the finish layer is torched down over top of hte base sheet.

plastic top washer nails are used for installing rigid foam and house wrap.. regual siding nails will hold hte foam but dont have as much holding power.. just installing house wrap with staples can easily be blown off with heavy wind.. in some regions plastic top nails are required by code..

as for installing the finished product with washer head nails.. not a chance.. standard roofing nails are all thats needed for roof shingles. if vinyl siding is being installed directly on top of the sheathing that has house wrap on it 1 1/2" nails are all thats needed.. if the walls have rigid foam on them 2 1/2" nails will penetrate the foam, sheathing and into the studs

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