… The proper way to fix this is to fill the hole. This means removing the broken shingle, removing the exposed nail, sealing the hole, and installing a new shingle with new nails. If you’re a DIYer, climb on top of your roof (secure your ladder & wear boots with traction) and pry up any nails popping up.
What can I put on exposed roofing nails?
Unstick the shingles carefully and try to fix all under-driven and high nails. Secure these spots with an extra bituminous mastic. But be aware: an excessive amount of mastic can cause blistering! Cover exposed nails with a piece of shingle or apply a small dot of Shingle Stick and some granules over it.
Should roofing nails be exposed?
Penetration. When nailing shingles, proper penetration into the roof deck is essential to ensure the nail and shingle remain secure. For all Owens Corning® shingles, roofing nails should penetrate into the wood deck by a minimum of ¾-inch or completely through the roof deck by a minimum of 1/8-inch.
How do you cover exposed nails?
Cut the ends of the nails off close to the inside of the roof. I found a simple way to cover the nail points. Use small pieces of plastic tubing over each nail point. Depending on the size of nails, you may need one or two different tubing sizes.
Should roofing nails be exposed in attic?
Yes, and there are two types of nails that are normal to see in an attic: 1) The ring-shank nails used to secure asphalt shingles to the plywood or OSB roof sheathing typically penetrate into the attic 1/4” or more.
What is the best sealant for roofs?
- BEST OVERALL: Liquid Rubber Waterproof Sealant – Indoor & Outdoor.
- BEST BANG FOR THE BUCK: Gorilla Waterproof Patch & Seal Tape.
- BEST FOR LEAKS: Liquid Rubber Seam Tape – Peel and Stick.
- BEST FOR RV ROOFS: Liquid Rubber RV Roof Coating – Solar Reflective.
- BEST FOR FLAT ROOFS: Rubberseal Liquid Rubber Waterproofing Coating.
Can a roofing nail be too long?
Yes, they can. If they are too long, they will protrude through the sheathing at the roof overhang and be visible. We call these “shiners.”
How long should roofing nails be?
Proper Nail Application For Asphalt Shingles
Nails should have a minimum, nominal shank diameter of 11- or 12-gauge, and a minimum head diameter of three-eighths of an inch. 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.
Which is better roofing nails or staples?
Staple guns are smaller and better balanced. Coil nail guns are literally fed with a coil of nails, and the holder for the nails makes the gun much bulkier. Staples are far less prone to jamming up in a gun than nails. Staples cost less money.
How do I cover my nail heads before painting?
Caulk the nail heads with acrylic caulk. Apply a rust-inhibitive or stain-blocking primer to the nail heads and surrounding area. Apply multiple primer coats to the nail heads. Re-paint the surface.
What do you cover nails with?
You don’t need a lot of supplies to fill a nail hole—just a few basics:
- Putty knife.
- Fine-grit sandpaper.
- Paint and paintbrush (if you intend to paint over the sealed hole)
- Adhesive-backed fiberglass mesh tape (for filling large holes)
Can I use roofing nails for sheathing?
To protect your sheathing and roof, Carter advises using roofing nails that extend approximately 3/8 inch past the bottom of the sheathing panels.
What size nails should I use for roof sheathing?
Step 3: Fasten Roof Sheathing Panels Properly. Fasten panels with a minimum of 8d Common (0.131-inch by 2-1/2-inch) nails spaced a maximum of 6 inches on center at supported panel ends and edges. At intermediate supports, fasten panels 12 inches on center. In high-wind areas, more fasteners may be required.