Roofing Nail Specifactions

Roofing Nails Size Most Roofing nails have a large head diameter of 7/16 and are hot dipped galvanized or electrogalvanized to reduce rusting. Drywall nails have cupped head and are Phosphate coated to reduce rusting. Nail Size Nail Length Shank Diameter Head Diameter 2d 1" 0.070 11/64 3d 1-1/4" 0.085 13/64 4d  1-1/2" 0.1 1/4 5d 1-3/4" 0.1 17/64 6d 2" 0.115 17/64 7d 2-1/4" 0.115 17/64 8d 2-1/2" 0.131 9/32 9d 2-3/4" 0.131 9/32 10d 3" 0.148 5/16 12d 3-1/4" 0.148 5/16 16d 3-1/2" 0.162 11/32 20d 4" 0.195 13/32 30d 4-1/2" 0.210 7/16 40d 5" 0.230 15/32 50d 5-3/8" 0.250 1/2 60d 6" 0.260 17/32   ...

What size roofing nails do i need

Roofing Nail Sizes What size roofing nails to use   Composition Shingles Comp Shingles Sheathing Thickness 3/8" 1/2" 5/8" 3/4" 3-Tab comp shingles (Bare sheathing) 1" 1" 1" 1" Dimensional comp shingles (Bare sheathing) 1" 1-1/4" 1-1/4" 1-1/4" 3-Tab comp shingles over 3 Tab comp shingles 1-1/4" 1-1/4" 1-1/4" 1-1/2" Dimensional comp shingles over 3 Tab 1-1/4" 1-1/2" 1-1/2" 1-1/2" *More than 1 layer of roofing not recommended over 3/8" Sheathing Wood Shakes(minimum 3/4 " sheathing) Wood Shakes Nail Type Minimum Length 18" Straight Split 5d Box 1-3/4" 18" and 24" Handsplit and Resawn 6d Box 2" 24" Tap...

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 Material Nail Length Pounds Per Square Coils Per Square Comp shingles smooth 1" 1.33 2.63 Comp Shingles Dimensional 1-1/4" 1.63 2.63 Wood Shakes medium 5d 1-3/4" 1.75 NA Wood Shakes heavy's 6d 2" 2.50 NA Wood Shingles 3d 1-1/4" 2.28 NA Plywood-OSB 8d 2-1/2" 1.35 NA Note: Shingles and and shake quantities can vary depending on the width of the individual shingles and shakes....