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do you use per shingle? I have worked for people who want only 4 and some who demanded 5. My personal standard is 5, however I don't hold it against anyone who only uses 4. and I 6 nail anything on a 12/12 or higher.
 

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isnt there actually a nailing pattern
too many nails can put you closer to ''key way'' than you should be no?
with 3 tabs I only 4 nail to avoid this, except on a steep slope I'd 6 nail them 1 at each end and 1 on either side of each key-way, with dimensional shingles, It's a matter of how far you step them. and 6 nails is what Certainteed calls for on steep slope application.
 

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Yes, Tom is right. There is a nailing pattern. You don't want a nail on a shingle right below a joint. We do 4 per shingle. Use more in windy areas or wind traps with valleys and surrounding buildings.
Nail placement is more important than how many.
 

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I agree with 5 or 6 nailing on a real steep slope, but whenever we see a roof 6 nailed, we usually figure a farmer did the roof. They did this in the past to keep shingles on with many layers and shingles with no tar strip.
 

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Wow
Most of the roofs around here are 3 nailed, the stupid part its the tar strip that usualy fails and makes the loved "flapper"


I screw the piss out of my roofs so Im as bad as you 6 nail guys i suppose, :clap: I hate callbacks and have yet to have 1 for a roof.......roofjacks are my nemesis after heavy snows break the pipes off
 

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Haha, 3 nailed by the hacks who still don't know how to shingle besides the old trusty racking method....
 

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Hello,

It depends on where you are located. When I lived in Va. we only 4 nailed unless it was steep. Here in AK every roof is 6 nailed. We have winds of 25+mph quite often so it just becomes a habit.
Most important though is what the manufacturer calls for(imo). Follow that and you should be o.k.

Oh, btw even though I am from the country I am not a farmer. LOL
Keith
 

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guys around put on shingles with what sounds like a machine gun
i lift a shingle to nail up a pole and theres usually a nail right in the key
 

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Self sealer strips are not designed to hold shingles on the roof, the fasteners do that. The sealant strips hold the tabbed or lower laminated portion in place.
I have lost a few tabs here in there on jobs that are prone to high winds, etc., but never lost a shingle.
If you see a roof with missing tabs, maybe it's a self sealer issue, maybe it's a fastener issue, but if you see shingles missing it's a fastener issue period.
 
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