Hand Nail vs. Nail Gun


Which is better? Hand Nailing roof shingles on or using a nail gun to install the shingles? 

Manufacturer Opinion on Gun Nailing Shingles:

All shingle manufacturers say the same thing.  You can use both methods.

Hand Nailing:

Hand nailing fans say that installing the nails with a hammer is best and it holds the shingle down more securely. Hand nailing is a much slower process though.

Nail Guns:

Nail guns are quicker and the best guns have depth guages to adjust how far the nail is sunk into the shingles. A qualified roof installer can install shingles quicker and with the same quality workmanship than a roofer that hand nails shingles.  Guns are the best choice.

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