Collated Roofing Nails – Essential for Strong and Durable Roof Construction

Jul 30, 2023 | NEWS

Collated nails are a type of fastener essential for constructing durable and long-lasting roofs. They consist of loose nails fed into a rubber collar that holds them together and eases their placement into a nail gun for faster installation. Among collated nails, collated roofing nails are commonly as used for fastening roof decking, underlayment, and shingles onto roof framing members.

ring shank coil roofing nails

Concrete coil nails and ring shank coil roofing nails are two common types of collated roofing nails. Compared to standard smooth shank nails, these featured nails offer several benefits for roof construction:

Concrete Coil Nails

Concrete coil nails have a threaded or spiraled shank that grips into wood when driven, providing higher withdrawal and shear resistance. Their helical shape allows them to easily penetrate concrete and masonry surfaces, making them useful for attaching roof components to concrete blocks, slabs, and other cement surfaces. They are typically sold in lengths ranging from 1 1/4 to 4 inches for various applications.

Compared to smooth shank nails, concrete coil nails provide up to 40% higher pullout resistance. And also can hold components more securely in place. They offer a more durable fastening solution for roof components attached to concrete substrates like mechanical equipment platforms, parapet walls, and rooftop decks.

Ring Shank Coil Roofing Nails

Ring shank coil roofing nails feature rings or thimbles that protrude outward from the nail shank. When driven into wood members, these rings bite into wood fibers to provide higher withdrawal and lateral resistance. They are commonly as used for fastening roof underlayment,Sheathing, and asphalt shingles to roof decks and trusses.

Ring shank coil nails offer significant advantages over smooth nails, including:

• Up to 200% higher pullout resistance
• The ability to withstand higher lateral and uplift forces from wind and weather
• More durable attachment of roof components that will withstand the effects of heat and moisture better
• Better performance in terms of holding power and seating ability in wooden trusses and decking