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Copper nails

Postby pete » Mon Dec 17, 2007 4:15 pm

Hi, I've had a quote from a roofer who suggests using galvanisde nails rather than copper ones. Which is the better ones for securing tiles to the battens?
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Postby tim smedley » Mon Dec 17, 2007 10:48 pm

Pete
I have dug out an old school book from 20+ years ago! It states that traditionally galvenized nails are used for roofing felt as they have larger head which acts as a seal around the hole you have made in the felt. They tend to be shorter & squater
Copper nails or Clouts are used to hold on slates tiles as they have to last longer but dont need the larger head. They tend to be longer & thinner.
Hope that helps.
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