What Makes Clout Nails Ideal for Securing Roofing Felt?


Published on:

2024-04-09

In conclusion, clout roofing nails are an essential fastener in the roofing tasks due to the unique design featuring a large flat head and a short shank, which allow for superior holding power and prevention of material tear-through. The clout nails serve an important role in securing different roofing materials like roofing felt, asphalt shingles, plasterboard,and cedar shingles. The right usage of clout nails contributes to the overall longevity and durability of the roofing structure.

What Makes Clout Nails Ideal for Securing Roofing Felt?


When people are repairing houses, such as mending leaky roofs, or setting up sunshades at home for the upcoming hot summer, there's a need for a specific fastener to secure roofing materials. Clout nails are such shingle nails, designed explicitly for securing wood, tiles, felt, and other roofing materials.While common iron nails can also secure materials like wood, people tend to use clout nails when repairing roofs. Do you know why clout nails are so popular in roofing projects? Let's delve into all there is to know about the clout nails for shed roof.


What is clout nail in construction?

What is a clout nail used for?


What is clout nail in construction?

►Clout nails are fasteners specifically designed for securing any materials you need in daily life, such as roof tiles, woods, or metal sheets on the roof. Generally, the clout roofing nails feature a large flat head and a sharp diamond point. The large head design allows an increased contact surface with roofing materials, thus ensuring a tight bond that is not easily loosened by wind, preventing damage to roofing materials. The sharp diamond point enables the clout nail to easily penetrate materials like felt, metal sheets, or wood. Additionally, to extend the lifespan of clout nails outdoors, the roofing nails with large flat head typically undergo galvanizing treatment. This provides the clout nails with a zinc protective layer that prevents rusting, thus avoiding clout nail fallout.

►There is also another type of roofing nail with an umbrella head that is very popular in roof construction, typically larger than clout nails.The size of clout nails is:wire diameter is range from 2.8mm to 3.1mm,shank length of clout nails is range from 1 inch to 4 inch. The shank types of clout nails mainly comes in two forms, one is smooth shank clout nails, and the other spiral shank clout nails.

Roofing Nails with Flat Head

Size

Length (mm)

Gauge

Diameter (mm)

1/2"

12.7

11G / 12G

3.05 / 2.77

5/8"

15.9

11G / 12G

3.05 / 2.77

3/4"

19.1

11G / 12G

3.05 / 2.77

7/8"

22.3

11G / 12G

3.05 / 2.77

1 "

25.4

11G / 12G

3.05 / 2.77

1 1/4"

31.8

11G / 12G

3.05 / 2.77

1 1/2"

38.1

11G / 12G

3.05 / 2.77

1 3/4"

44.4

11G / 12G

3.05 / 2.77

2"

50.8

11G / 12G

3.05 / 2.77

2 1/2"

63.5

11G / 12G

3.05 / 2.77

3"

76.2

11G / 12G

3.05 / 2.77

3 1/2"

89

11G / 12G

3.05 / 2.77

4"

101.6

11G / 12G

3.05 / 2.77

 


What is a clout nail used for?

Do you know what is another name for clout nails?

When the topic of ”best roofing nails for shingles“”roofing nails for cedar shingles“”best nails for roofing felt“or”best nails for shed felt“ comes up, people always think of clout nails.Therfore,the clout nails also called shingle nails,roof felt tacks or felt nails.

The sharp diamond point of clout nails can effortlessly pierce into materials like felt, while its large flat head allows the clout nails to excel in the installation of roofing projects, such as clout nails for shed roof, plasterboard or cedar shingles.

When you use clout nails for cedar shingles or asphalt shingles,the large flat head and short shank design of clout nails are beneficial in securing shingles tightly and helpful for preventing the wood from splitting.

And the clout roofing nails can provide other uses,such as:

Flashing Installation: Clout nails can be used to install flashing around the edges of the roof, windows, or doors to prevent water leakage due to the large flat head of clout nails.

Repairs: Clout nails are also commonly used for various roofing repairs like replacing damaged shingles, reattaching loose flashing, or installing new underlayment.


The roof felt nails(also called large head nails) are suitable for securing materials such as felt, tiles, and other roofing materials. The galvanized treatment ensures that the galvanised clout nails are rust-resistant and can be used outdoors for an extended period. There are many sizes of clout roofing nails, and if you're unsure about the specific size you need to fix felt, tiles, plasterboard, or other materials on your roof, feel free to contact us.  SUNSHINE Group  has over twenty years of experience in producing various types and sizes of roofing nails and will answer all your questions.

 

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