Roofing nails per square

Nails Per Unit
Comp shingles, 4 nails per shingle
Wood shakes, 2 nails per shake
Wood Shingles, 2 nails per shingle
OSB-Plywood, 72 nails per sheet


Roof MaterialNail LengthPounds Per SquareCoils Per Square
Comp shingles smooth1″1.332.63
Comp Shingles Dimensional1-1/4″1.632.63
Wood Shakes medium5d 1-3/4″1.75NA
Wood Shakes heavy’s6d 2″2.50NA
Wood Shingles3d 1-1/4″2.28NA
Plywood-OSB8d 2-1/2″1.35NA
Shingles and and shake quantities can vary depending on the width of the individual shingles and shakes.