Does anybody use 1 1/2" nails?


#1

I’m worried that the nails may be too long. I only have 1/2" sheathing. I heard that if the nails are too long the nails will sway back and forth and eventually work themselves out. I am using a high warranty shingle so they are thick. Should I be concerned with this size nail? I can easily go buy 1 1/4". I have been using these on the drip edges because the 1 1/2" stick through too much without the shingle.


#2

What shingles are you using?


#3

Some high warranty shingles like the GAF Grand Sequoia for example are very thick on the exposed area but the nailing area is standard thickness of 3/8"


#4

Hi,

I have never seen a longer nail pull out faster then a shorter nail.

Where do you hear this stuff. Does not even make any sense.


#5

They are owens corning oakridge pro. I read it somewhere. I guess the nail can expand and contract and sway back and forth. Maybe I’m over thinking again.


#6

over thinkin, yes you may.

i mite be able to go there with ya on a long
penny nail that is only nailed into plywood.
but not a 1 1/2", roofing nail.


#7

“Sway” says to me some kind of wind, i.e. sea grass moving with the tides (put that one in for the Gweed-ster).

Sway… that’s rich.

The only thing you’re getting with 1-1/2" nails is less of 'em per box @ a similar price as 1-1/4".

Seriously - how can the nails sway if they aren’t sticking up above the shingle?


#8

we mostley use 1 1/4".


#9

Is this for cost savings or are 1 1/2 nails just too long? I can easily pick up a box of 1 1/4 nails. The 1 1/2 look like the will stick through may 3/8 to 5/8 and the 1 1/4 will probably stick through from 1/4 to 3/8. This is measuring from the point to the plywood from underneath.


#10

you dont want them to long, its more likley to under or overdrive with the gun. we buy 1 1/4" by the pallett.