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What type of nails we should use for sheathing roof and walls of a shed?

What type of nails we should use for sheathing roof and walls of a shed?

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Old 05-18-12, 09:54 AM
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Question What type of nails we should use for sheathing roof and walls of a shed?

What type of nails we should use for sheathing of a storage shed.

1. When we put plywood or osb(we are not sure what we will use?)
on roof rafter..what nails we should use ...should we use 8d vinyl coated or cement coated sinkers or just 8d bright common ?

2. What size and type of nails we should use when we put felt paper and roll roofing over this low slope flat roof?

3. we are putting t1-11 for siding what type of nails we should use for this?
we were told galvanized 8d spirals or ring shank is that correct? or we should use 8d vinyl coated sinkers?
 
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Old 05-18-12, 12:10 PM
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1). Assuming you are hand nailing, the APA suggests 6d for =/< 1/2" wall sheathing and 8d for roof sheathing. 6" OC on panel edges and 12" in the field. I'd recommend hot dipped galvanized.

2). When applying felt paper, I like to use the round headed plastic cap nails. 1" long. You could also staple it down if you won't be walking on it. Your roll roofing should be applied with hot dipped galvanized nails, 1" long (electro-galvanized is fine if using a roofing gun).

3). APA suggests 6d hot dipped galvanized box or siding nails for APA rated siding =/< 1/2", 6" OC on panel edges and 12" in the field. You could use spiral or ring shank, but hot dipped is usually sufficient.

Do not use vinyl coated brite nails for any of the above.
 
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