Nailing Tips

 

Box Nails for Hardwood Siding
12" Horizontal Siding
2" - 3½"
1,200 nails per 1,000 Sq. Feet
4' x 8' Panel Siding
2" - 3½"
3,300 nails per 1,000 Sq. Feet
Nails for Cedar & Redwood Wood Siding
½" X 4" Siding
2" - 2½"
2,280 nails per 1,000 Sq. Feet
½" X 6" Siding
2¼" - 2½"
1,520 nails per 1,000 Sq. Feet
¾" X 8" Siding
2½" - 3"
1,140 nails per 1,000 Sq. Feet
¾" X 10" Siding
2½" - 3"
912 nails per 1,000 Sq. Feet
¾" X 12" Siding
3"
760 nails per 1,000 Sq. Feet
Fiber Cement Siding Nails
Lap Siding
2" - 3½"
9 nails per 12' piece
4' x 8' Panel Siding
2" - 3½"
16" on Center - 80 Nails
4' x 8' Panel Siding
2" - 3½"
24" on Center - 64 Nails
Vinyl Siding Nails
1½", 2" and 2½"
 
115 nails per Square
Cedar shake Siding Face Nails
16" Shakes
2"
360 nails per Square
18" Shakes
2"
310 nails per Square
Cedar Shingle Nails
16" & 18" - New Roof Over an old Roof
1¼", 1¾"
860 nails per Square
24" - New Roof Over an old Roof
1½", 2"
570 nails per Square
Please be advised that the counts above are approximate and may vary significantly due to the different amount of exposure desired in each job. Shakes and shingles also come in a variety of widths that may also affect the number of nails used per Square.
Asphalt & Fiberglass Shingle Nails
On a New Roof
1¼"
320 nails per Square
Over an Old Roof
1¾"
320 nails per Square
Decking Nails
5/4" x 6" Decking Joists spaced 16" O.C.
2½" - 3"
460 nails per 100 Square Feet
2" x 4" Decking Joists spaced 16" O.C.
3" - 3½"
580 nails per 100 Square Feet
2" x 6" Decking Joists spaced 16" O.C.
3" - 3½"
460 nails per 100 Square Feet
Underlayment & Plywood Nails
¼" Pressed and Plywood Underlayment
1¼"
500 nails per 100 Square Feet
⅜" Pressed and Plywood Underlayment
1½"
500 nails per 100 Square Feet
½", ⅝", ¾" Plywood and Sheathing
2" & 2½"
150 nails per 100 Square Feet
1" Plywood Subfloor
3"
150 nails per 100 Square Feet