I’m glad this topic was resurrected.
On every shingle wrapper I have ever read (I have read the package instructions of every single shingle I have applied) it says to use non-corrosive nails with a minimum of a 3/8" head.
These electro-galvanised roofing nails we all use for $30ish/box are far from non-corrosive and in fact are the cause of many leaks up here in snow country.
It is understandable why we all use inferior non-compliant nails, coil roofing nails that are truly non-corrosive are around $200/box with the box being 3,600 nails which makes it a 1/2 box…
My local roofing supplier doesn’t even carry Hot Dipped Galvanized hand bangers much less coils and every time I order some it’s a clusterfvck because nobody ever buys them.
If I need Hot Dipped Galvanized nails on short notice I have to go to 1 specific hardware store and they are $3/lb for hand bangers.
This is beyond annoying…
I do use non-corrosive nails in critical areas even if it means hand banging them or special ordering them.
What is the opinion of the peanut gallery about this always overlooked issue?