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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 …

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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 …

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