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Roofing Nail Guns


Roofing nail guns are some of the more extreme of DIY tools. Often, only the professional contractor uses them. If you are putting together a small chest of drawers, you only need the effective and affordable services. However, if you are attaching a roof to a 2 story house it could take you weeks. Roofing nail guns take the burden out of this chore and make your job much quicker. Whether you are an amateur or a professional, you should also bear in mind that you won’t get far without using this tool.

Why bother with roofing nail guns?

Roofing nail guns fire nails into wood or any other material. It takes a fraction of a second to ‘hammer’ in one nail. This takes away the hard work and the time normally involved in hammering large mounts of nails. While they are extremely useful they can also be quite dangerous if not treated properly.

Spring loaded

Spring loaded are the simplest and most affordable nail guns that you can buy. They are really quite simple in their ingenuity. They use some very high tensile springs to fire the nails out of the chamber and into the wood. Crude maybe, but highly effective definitely! These roofing guns do still use a little electric power to pull back the springs to such an extent. That means they will effectively fire with enough pace to lodge into the piece of wood.


Solenoid roofing guns power is released using electromagnetic polarization. When you pull the trigger the polarization in the gun reverses repelling the nail away from the mechanism and into the wood. This is a highly useful technique. There are very few pieces that are likely to break and leave you with powerless roofing nail guns. This durability is a distinct advantage over the relatively fast wearing spring loaded roofing guns.


The most popular and widely used type of roofing nail guns are pneumatic nail guns. By compressing air in a standard air compressor it can gather huge amounts of power. In pneumatic roofing hammer drills, the pressure initially holds the hammer in place. This opens a passageway that lets the compressed air out and dispels the nail at great speed. These are the most popular form of roofing guns because they only need an air compressor to run. Air compressors can be powered through a number of different means and you do not need to plug pneumatic roofing nail guns into the mains power. This cuts down and cost and makes it reliable and much more convenient, not to mention safe when it starts to drizzle.

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