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Introduction of clout nails

Introduction of clout nails

May 13, 2020

Clout nails, also be called felt nails or roofing nails, are one of the most commonly used types of nails. They usually have a short shank and a large flat head and can be used for a wide variety of exterior and interior woodworking and building purposes, like furniture repair, cabinet making, fastening roof shingles, as well as box and crate construction. One common use for these nails is to fasten sheet metal to wood, for example when metal is used for siding or roofing. This type of nail is available in a range of lengths and sizes. Clout nails are an old nail type that has been used in woodworking and construction for centuries.


There are different types of roofing nails. smooth shank and ring shank, for ring shank can make them more resistant to being pulled out. The ringed shank roofing nail is commonly recommended for roofing and exterior siding applications, because they make the construction more resistant to high winds. 


Clout nails are used for both indoor and outdoor construction purposes. So-called wood roofing nails are commonly used for indoor construction projects like making and repairing furniture, building cabinets, making counter-tops, and attaching insulation boards. They can also be used to attach thin siding and paneling or when installing ceilings and partitions.


For exterior construction purposes, it is recommended to use nails that are resistant to rust and corrosion,we suggest hot dipped galvanized. For interior purpose we suggest electro galvanized. 

We can offer size 3/4" to 3", smooth shank, ring shank, electro galvanized and hot dipped galvanized.