Hand nailing roofs

A roofer nailing shingles by hand on a roof.

Roof Nailing Options

You may not know but there are a couple of major ways that a roofer may nail your new roof when they are installing it. The method depends on the company and what type of roofing you are having placed on your roof. In some cases, a customer may have a preference, and some may choose to have their roof hand nailed.

When you work with us at Roof Central, this is not an issue. We are skilled with Hand nailing roofs in Smithfield, NC, and can discuss with you if this is appropriate for you roof. Talk to us at (919) 808-5111 to find out more about this service and what it involves.

Is Hand Nailing Better?

While there is no general consensus on whether hand nailing or using a nail gun is more beneficial for your roof, some people prefer hand nailing. For one, when a human uses a hammer to fasten a nail to your roof, an experienced roofer will be able to feel if it hit the board underneath correctly. In other words, they will have a good idea if it is secure or not. When a nail gun is used, it is harder to know if the nail was secured properly. If shingles are not secured to the materials underneath the right way, they will be more likely to break free or become damaged, which can leave your roof at risk for leaks. The hand nailing process will take a longer amount of time, however, and the roofer will need to take more breaks than if they are using a powered nail gun.

We Can Provide Details

If you have never heard of Hand nailing roofs in Smithfield, NC, you may want to learn as much as you can about the process. If you are in the market for a new roof and you want it installed the old-fashioned way, this may be just what you are looking for. Our team is skilled with this task and knows where the nails need to go and how hard they need to be hit. Go ahead and contact us at (919) 808-5111 for an estimate on this type of job.