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Roofing Nail Sizes

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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" Tapersplit 5d Box 1-3/4"
18" and 24" Tapersawn 6d Box 2"

Wood Shingles (minimum 3/4 " sheathing)
Wood Shingles Nail Type Minimum Length
18" Straight Split 3d Box 1-1/4"
18" and 24" Handsplit and Resawn 4d Box 1-1/2"


Disclaimer
The above nail sizes are recommendations only. Consult your local building department for specific nailing applications.


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