What are button cap nails used for?

What are button cap nails used for?

Manufactured for quick and easy installation, electro-galvanized plastic cap roofing nails are ideal for fastening roofing felt, house wrap, sheathing, underlayment, and more. The ringed shank and wide round head on this nail provide superior holding power for reliable installation.

What are cap nails?

Cap nails are used to attach roofing felt, house wrap, tar paper and insulation foam board. Unlike galvanized nails, a cap nail has a steel shank and a large polyethylene cap to prevent leaks.

What are nails with plastic cap?

Plastic cap roofing nails are galvanized nails with plastic caps. They are inserted through a plastic disk to increase holding power. They have the ring shank.

Can you use cap nails on shingles?

Square Cap Square cap nails are typically used for fastening felt underlayment and not asphalt shingles. They have a square-shaped head, instead of the more typical circular head you see on other nails.

Why do they put plastic caps on roofing nails?

Use PRO-FIT cap nails to secure building envelope and better protect roof decks and sidewalls from moisture. The 1″ cap provides greater holding power than a nail or staple alone, making them a viable option for residential and commercial settings. Plus, the ring-shank nail secures the fastener into the wood.

What nails should be used to install the roofing underlayment?

Underlayment that will be exposed for a while is at greater risk of tearing and so is underlayment on high-traffic roofs. For this type of installation, you’ll want to stick with either cap nails, crown cap staples, or roofing nails with 3/8” heads.

What length roofing nail should I use?

The length of each nail must be a minimum of 1¼ inches long, and for roof-overs, Atlas recommends a nail length of at least 2 inches. Nails of the proper length should penetrate three-fourths of an inch into the roof deck.

Do roofers use nail guns?

An amateur roofer is more likely to place their nails incorrectly, whether they are using a hammer or a nail gun. The key is having well trained and skilled roofers using nail guns that can produce quality roofs meeting and exceeding all the requirements for local building codes and manufacturing specifications.

What size of roofing nails should I use?

Roofing nails should be round-headed, sharp-pointed 11-gauge galvanized steel or the equivalent corrosion-resistant roofing nails. Nail head sizes recommended are 3/8-inch to 7/16-inch diameter. Nail heads should be low profile, smooth and flat. Nails should comply with ASTM F1667, Type I, Style 20.