DaVinci Installation – Exposure, Nailing And Cutting

Fake SlateBeing well-informed about the installation procedures of DaVinci roofing materials, like the exposure widths and the nailing and cutting protocols is important because each of these protocols eventually contribute to the look and durability of the finished roof.

Exposure
The allowable exposure for DaVinci lightweight tiles varies based on the following factors:

  • The DaVinci product being installed
  • The roof pitch
  • Whether the tiles are being laid straight or staggered

Nailing
Each shingle can be nailed using two copper, non-corrosive stainless steel or hot-galvanized nails with dimensions 3/8” head x 1/2” length. The nail head should be parallel with the surface of the shingle. Do not overdrive the nail or nail them at an angle. Doing so will create “craters” which can collect moisture and may prevent the un-nailed side of the shingle from lying flat.

Cutting
lightweight roofing systemsA utility knife with a straight edge can be used for cutting our lightweight roofing tiles. Contractors can also use electrical circular saws with carbide blades to do the cutting.

All this information and more is available in our installation guides for each product. You can download these guides from our website.

If you’ve already installed DaVinci’s lightweight roofing solutions on your roof, you can share your experience with our readers by leaving a comment.


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