Depending on a host of considerations, securing various kinds of shingles to different kinds of substrate requires varying degrees of impact to the nail head, even from shingle to shingle. Set the gun too “high,” and the nail head will penetrate the shingle, causing it to leak. Set the gun too “low,” and the shingles will be blown from the roof by the first Wisconsin winter wind.

Not only that—sometimes a simple hammer is the best thing to use. This is particularly true on very steep surfaces such as an A-frame or mansard roof. Trying to hold shingle after shingle in exact position on a steep surface while firing a high-powered nail gun almost guarantees that some will be out of alignment or otherwise improperly installed.

With thousands of exterior projects under our belt, you can rest assured that our Quality Control Supervisor with specify the best method for your specific style of roof and its particular kind of shingle.

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