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Roofing As An Occupation
By Herbert Sanchez
Roofing and shingles is a process whereby tiles are laid partially overlapping in an ascending manner up and along rooftops. This is done as much for style as it is for structural and architectural soundness.
Roofing and shingles is a particular occupation that specializes in roof repair and coverings. This job entails making sure that roofs are attractive as well as providing protection from the elements and increment weather. The particular conditions wherein these specialized tradesmen and women perform roofing and shingles are met with certain building and fire codes and architectural standards of the countries, states, cities, or provinces in which the job is done. Further, learning roofing and shingles, like the trade work of electricians and plumbers, requires particular knowledge and skills that must be conducted and completed correctly, otherwise the roofs could pose a hazard to those living in the house. Patching up holes and cracked wood before appropriately covering the roof securely with shingle tiles is one example of this.
Materials used for roofing and shingles vary, but everything used is sturdy and safe architecturally and health-wise. Shingles used to be made of wood, but due to growing fire and structural hazard concerns, this material is rarely or seldom considered; instead, bitumen-soaked paper covered with aggregate (asphalt) or ceramic shingles are now used for their safer and more visually appealing nature.
Roofing and shingles also used standard appending. Shingles are tacked or nailed on securely, but only where the shingle tile meets the roof; shingle tiles are never tacked or nailed at the overlap. Such a procedure would be deemed less secure (as it is more difficult to nail through multiple asphalt shingle tiles), and the appearance looks awkward. For ceramic (and occasionally with the asphalt), a heavy-bonding tar or paste is sometimes used to attach the tiles to the roof. The shingle tiles are laid in a row along the bottom edge of the roof, and each ascending row, as said, overlaps the one beneath it by about half a length of the tile. The top edge of the roof is then capped.
Roofing slates, also call ‘slate shingles,’ are also used in roofing and shingles, and are applied the same way. Because of the heavy consistency of slate, its unlikely that nails or tacks are used; instead, paste or tar seems the better choice for a bonding method.
Roofing and shingles is a meticulous and time-consuming process that must be carefully rendered for a roof to acquire that architectural appeal. Not only should know-how be necessary, but careful movement and stepping are a definite requirement as well.
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National Nail Corp. Adds Pneumatic Cap Nailer to STINGER? Cap Systems

Grand Rapids, Mich. (PRWEB) December 14, 2011

On December 15, 2011, National Nail Corp. will release the STINGER CN100 Cap Nailer, a new addition to their STINGER Cap Systems product line. The STINGER CN100 is designed for securing synthetic underlayments, roofing felt and housewrap.

?The STINGER CN100 Cap Nailer is a cost effective, lightweight tool that will change the way cap nailing is done today,? said Rocky Stroud, STINGER Product Manager at National Nail Corp. ?With the CN100, anyone currently hand driving cap nails will have a pneumatic option that will save them time and money.?

The STINGER CN100 is lightweight and compact in design, weighing less than 5lbs. for ease of maneuverability and use. It drives five cap nails per second?10 times faster than hand driving?and passes 2012 ICC Building Codes. The CN100 has a fastener capacity of 200 1? plastic collated caps and 200 electro-galvanized ring shank nails. Cap fasteners are available in a 2000 count STINGER NailPac that includes 10 rolls of 200 plastic caps and 10 coils of 200 nails. The tool and fasteners are designed to work exclusively together.

The STINGER CN100 Cap Nailer will be available through roofing wholesale and independent lumber dealers throughout the United States, Canada and Australia.

National Nail Corp., manufacturer and distributor of STINGER Cap Systems, is the leader in cap systems technology. With products that include the STINGER CH38 Cap Hammer, STINGER CH38A Autofeed Cap Hammer, STINGER CS58 Cap Stapler, and StaplePac and NailPac cap fasteners, STINGER sets the standard for best practice installation of roofing felt and housewrap.

For more information, please call 1-800-968-6245 ext. 2176. The STINGER website will be launching at the beginning of next year.

National Nail Corp., headquartered in Grand Rapids, Mich., is an employee-owned manufacturer and distributor of high quality, innovative building products and service solutions for the residential and commercial construction industries. Other National Nail brands include CAMO? Fasteners, Pro-Fit

Toolbox Launch Latest E-commerce Venture With Paslode Nail Guns

(PRWEB UK) 7 October 2011

Evesham based online retailer Toolbox have this year been at the height of e-commerce news with the launch of multiple websites aimed at targeting customers who specifically want a certain brand or product.

Their latest venture, Paslode Nailguns is designed and built using the noteworthy existing platform that is used for sister site Plumbworld and truly highlights the company ethics of achieving results.

Lee Taylor, General Manager for Toolbox said: ?Paslode is the standard by which other pneumatic and cordless fastening systems are measured and they have been long recognised as the tradesman?s choice. It gives us great pleasure to launch another site that shares the same name and operates on the same principles that Paslode do. With our knowledge of the online world and how best to achieve the targets we set, we envisage a great future for the site?.

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