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The **Roofing Nails for Shingles on Gambrel Roof **calculator computes the number of roofing nails to shingle a gambrel roof based on the dimensions and wind conditions.

**INSTRUCTIONS:** Choose units and enter the following:

**(L)**Ridge Length**(S)**Span of Roof- (
**P**) Lower Pitch_{1} - (
**P**) Upper Pitch_{2} - (
**LH**) Loft Height **(oH)**Overhang

**Roofing Nails for a Gambrel Roof (rN):** The calculator returns the:

**(A) Area**: Total surface area of gambrel roof in square feet.**(rN) Roofing Nails:****Normal Wind**: Number of Roofing nails needed under normal wind conditions and the associated weight of roofing nails.**High Wind:**Number of Roofing nails needed under high wind conditions and the associated weight of roofing nails.

Items with units can be automatically converted to compatible units via the pull-down window.

The Math / Science

- The calculator computes the surface area of the gambrel roof.
- Computes the number of nails needed for normal wind conditions.
- Computes the weight of roofing nails, assuming a nominal 1 1/4" smooth shank roofing nail
- Computes the number of nails needed under high wind conditions.
- Computes the weight of roofing nails for high wind, also assuming a nominal 1 1/4" smooth shank roofing nail.

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**Roofing Nail Density in Normal Wind**: The number of Roofing Nails for a Square of Shingles in normal conditions is 348.**Roofing Nail Density in High Wind**: The number of Roofing Nails for a Square of Shingles in HIGH WIND conditions is 522.**Weight of Roofing Nails**: A single smooth shank 1-1/4" roofing nail weighs 0.00511247443762781 lbs.

**Roofing Nails** are used to attach shingles to sheathing on a roof. There are two densities used for the number of roofing nails needed per shingle, normal wind and high wind. This can be seen in the shingle diagram to the right. The top image shows four nails per shingle above the tab cuts. This is for normal wind conditions. The lower image shows six nails per single with a double nail above the two central tab cuts. This is for high wind conditions in exposed places like on the edge of bodies of water, on top of mountains or other exposed places with no wind breaks. High winds are experienced in areas with little cover from wind breaks. Such areas include deserts, prairies, mountain tops and areas adjacent to large bodies of water. High winds are also associated with areas prone to hurricanes.

Note that for both normal and high wind applications, the roofing nails go just below the sealant strip.

Roofing nails are sold by weight in many places. The weight of the nails is based on a 5lb box of 1-1/4" smooth shank nails having 978 nails. That's 0.0818 ounces per nail.

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