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Shank Types-Twisted shank nails, ring twisted, Square Shank, plain smooth Shank.

Iron nails for roofing and common fastening uses can be made with a variety of shank types while smooth shank, square shank, ring shank and screw shank are the most common shank types. These different shank types offer various properties for the roofing nails and give different application effects.


Smooth shank nails are the most popular types, with economic cost due to less cost of materials. Used in various general fastening.

Ring-shank nails are used extensively in post-frame construction due to their superior performance. Ring-shank nails have approximately twice the withdrawal resistance of smooth-shank nails of the same diameter.

Screw shank common nails enjoy superior holding strength, suitable for hard wood fastening in construction.

Quality Iron Roofing Nails

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