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Coating of Your Roofing Nails: A Detailed Guide

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Collated Coil Roofing Fasteners are kept collectively with wire and are ideal for use with nearly all coil-style roofing nailers. They are available in sizes varying from 3/4″ to 2″ in electroplated (both usual and ring shank) and from 1″ to 1-1/2″ in stainless steel. Every nail has a 3/8″ broadhead. And if you look deeply, these nails are commonly used after proper coating. These nails were arranged easily, and the coils grasped their pattern, gratitude to the double wire weld collation method. This made loading smooth, and jams were uncommon, though the end nail in a coil would usually fall away unfastened within several of the nailers.

Often while buying zinc-coated nails, there is a quarrel about the difference among the methods that can generate a zinc layer on the steel. There are four basic techniques used to coat nails with zinc: hot-dip galvanizing or Hot Dip Roofing Nails, libation hot-galvanizing, electroplating (electro-galvanizing), and mechanical zinc plating (peen-plating). Grasping the distinctions between these orders is important when assessing the corrosion stability needed for a project.

About Hot-Dip Galvanized Nails

Hot-dip galvanized nails have a cover that is uniform on all surfaces, rendering excellent security at the corners and edges. The hot-dip galvanizing method creates a metallurgical reaction among the zinc and the steel appearing in a series of zinc-iron alloy layers rendering excellent abrasion resistance in the event the layer is scratched or chipped. Hot-dip galvanized nails are suitable for any kind of mild-to-corrosive conditions and provide long-term corrosion protection.

About Electro-Galvanized Nails

Electroplated (electro-galvanized) nails have a pretty thin zinc coating and are hence suitable for interior applications. Electroplated nails are most commonly located at the local hardware store. When electroplated nails are used in outside applications such as roofing projects, a 5-10 year covering lifetime can be typical as a result of the thin film. After that, rust will be evident on the nail head.

About Mechanically Plated Nails

Mechanically plated nails can have a coating density similar to hot-dip galvanized nails, but the layer is thin near edges and underneath the nail head due to boundaries of the mechanical plating process. Additionally, the cover is 25% less dense than a hot-dip galvanized coating and outwardly the same abrasion resistance. Because the corrosion salvation is related to the thinnest section of the layer, a 10-15 year coating lifetime can be typical for outside applications.

The Final Words 

 Many times, electroplated and mechanically zinc-plated spikes are sold as “Grip-Rite Collated Roofing Nails, leading to the hypothesis that the nails are hot-dip galvanized. When buying nails for a housing/roofing project, guarantee the labeling on the packaging says hot-dipped. If the label simply says galvanized, the ensemble is not likely to contain hot-dip galvanized nails. Hot-dip galvanized nails are now promptly available for use with pneumatic coil nail guns and can be bought from suppliers such as Maze Nails and almost any housing/roofing nail merchant.


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