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Pat White 09-17-2012 10:50 PM

Roofing. Staples
How long of staples needed for 3 tab shingles?

epson 09-17-2012 11:05 PM

I would use 1 or longer galvanized roofing nails for best results to secure your shingles and use T50 () staples to install 30lb felt paper across the balance of the roof sheathing, lapping each course by at least three inches. Temporarily cover any vent holes to rainproof roof.

mae-ling 09-17-2012 11:27 PM

where are you? they are not allowed here

chb70 09-18-2012 08:03 AM

We use 1 1/4" Galvinized roofing nails when installing directly into wood deck.
1 1/2" for going over 1 layer of shingles.

Staples should not be used.

Make sure to follow the manufactures instructions on the bundle of shingles for nailing pattern for warranty. Certain areas call for a 4 nail pattern others a 6 nail pattern in high wind areas.

GBrackins 09-18-2012 08:10 AM

you may want to check with your building department and find out what your wind zone is. your profile does not indicate your location. Each manufacturer have their own nailing schedule for the various wind zones (i.e., 90 mph, 100 mph, 110 mph). Depending on your wind zone staples may not be allowed.

myself I would never use staples, but then I'm "old school."

install in strict compliance with the manufacturer's instructions. if you do not, you just voided your warranty.

Good luck!

joecaption 09-18-2012 10:23 AM

Ever notice how many store bought sheds have missing shingles. It's because they used staples, not nails.

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