Nail pops are an obvious indicator that something may be amiss with your roof, so professional roofers will not only repair them but will also inspect your system to make sure everything is secure and protected.
Nail pops are typically caused by improper installation or environmental conditions. Too short nails that do not securely anchor to your roof’s wooden sheathing may lead to pops; environmental conditions often exacerbate them as well.
Remove the Damaged Shingles
Every shingle requires nails to secure it to its structure. These nails feature rings around their shank that grip onto wood, making it difficult to move them if they’re placed improperly. Over time, weather fluctuations may even “work” them loose from their spots in the wood and pop through your shingles, creating holes. While initially these holes may seem harmless enough, if left unattended they can lead to leaks and expose your roof sheathing to potential damage.
To address this problem, a roofing professional will carefully lift the affected shingle and replace the nail with one in another location before using roof sealant to reseal the hole and help prevent future nail pops. To learn more, contact a roofing company near you – they’ll be able to identify what caused it in the first place before providing necessary repairs to prevent it happening again.
Repair the Damage
Nail pops are typically caused by improper roof installation or having too short nails, so it’s vital that roofing contractors use top quality materials and employ proper installation practices.
Lack of attic ventilation is another source of nail pops. Without adequate airflow in an attic, humidity can build up and cause the sheathing boards to expand and contract in response to temperature change, causing loose or smooth (non ribbed) shingle nails to push upward against each other and pop.
Nail pops aren’t only unsightly; they can also lead to leaks and interior damage. When nails lift the shingles up, wind-driven rain finds an entryway through which it seeps into and damages sheathing and drywall sheathing and walls.
Understanding the causes of nail pops and taking corrective actions quickly are vital steps towards avoiding extensive damage and costly repairs. When discussing this matter with professionals who installed your roof, it is also vital that they are informed; any attempt at self-repair may void its warranty; only an experienced roofing company can inspect your entire system and detect issues contributing to nail pops.
Replace the Shingles
Asphalt shingles require several nails to secure them to the roof decking during installation, with roofing contractors using either a hammer or pneumatic nail gun for this task. Experienced roofers also utilize long ring-shanked nails that grip onto wood more securely – these nails cannot easily be pulled out once in place!
Over time, however, the nails may begin to back out or push through the shingles due to poor installation techniques, environmental conditions, or both.
Pushing through nails breaks the bond between shingles, allowing rainwater to enter your home and cause leakage throughout its structure. In addition, this moisture can damage insulation materials as well as cause mold growth – using caulking sealant will only temporarily mask this issue; to permanently solve this issue you’d need to replace damaged shingles.
Seal the Repair
Nail pops may seem minor at first, but they can create serious roof problems in Novi homes. When nails or screws pop out from their holes in wood framing, it creates an entryway for moisture into your attic space that damages insulation and other building materials; or it could leak down through drywall into living spaces causing mold, rotting, or other problems that need immediate resolution.
Nail pops occur when roofing contractors use nails that fail to fully penetrate roof sheathing, due to swelling sheathing caused by humidity, hot temperatures, improper attic ventilation or wear-and-tear on nail shank rings wearing down over time, leaving smooth nails that less likely hold up against moisture or temperature fluctuations. Re-driving worn-out nails into their holes doesn’t solve the issue and may actually worsen matters further.