Air tools on flat roof

Old 03-01-10, 01:38 PM
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Air tools on flat roof

Hello, Have a flat roof in bad shape. I'm going to rip off old roof and install 3/4 ply and felt and rolled roofing. I have 2 questions???

Can I use an air stapler to fasten the felt to the plywood???

Can I use a Air roofing nailer to attach the rolls???

Thanks for your help, I've only done shingle in the past and I can't find any information on this on the internet!!!
Old 03-01-10, 02:59 PM
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A stapler will usually blow the staple right through the felt, or foot traffic will rip the felt off the staple. A roof nail will have similar results but has a little more holding power. What you need to do is get yourself some tin cap discs, which you can shoot down with a staple gun or roof nailer. You just hold the metal disc and shoot it down. It increases the holding power of the fastener.

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But you say the roof is "flat". Some areas do not permit rolled roofing to be used on slopes less than 1:12. For instance, notice the installation instructions for Owens Corning's product. If your roof truly is FLAT, you need a different roofing system.

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