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How should asphalt shingles be fastened to the roof deck?

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Question: How should asphalt shingles be fastened to the roof deck?
Top Answer (94% of 34 votes): Nails.

Answer: Nails
Explanation: Nails have more holding power than staples. More specifically, roof nails should be galvanized ring-shanked and penetrate through the roof decking at least 3/16" unless over an open-beam ceiling. 3/4" nails are then acceptable.
Roofer Mike Inc
Answer: Nails
Explanation: Required by the Building Code
Sharp Roofing
Answer: Nails
Explanation: Use six nails be shingle that are long enough to protrude through the roof sheathing.
JPS-WNC llc
ProMatcher
Answer: Nails
Explanation: I prefer hand nailing all our asphalt roofing. It allows for a more consistent installation. Especially in high wind prone areas
Cape Fear Exteriors
Answer: Nails
Explanation: Nails always
HAMMER & SONS CONSTRUCTION
Answer: Nails
Explanation: Manufacturers all suggest galvanized roof nails to fasten asphalt shingles. We 6 nail each shingle in order to meet the 130 MPH wind rating which is standard for all shingle manufacturers
American roofing &remodeling
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