Is there a solution for this? I am a homeowner with a one-story ranch built ca. 1955. It was re-roofed in 1999 Ã¢â‚¬” a couple of years before we bought it Ã¢â‚¬” with 20 year 3-tab shingles. At that time it was taken down to the 1×6 decking, decking repaired as necessary, 30# felt applied, and the shingles installed over that. Every spring my husband has had to get up on the roof with a flat prybar and a hammer to knock nail pops back in while I spot them from a vantage point on the ground.
I can only imagine this is due to the nature of dimensional lumber, that it expands and contracts with the seasons thus forcing some of the nails out.
In my opinion the roofing job wasn’t done all that well to begin with and of course nail pops aren’t helping the longevity of this roof either. Is there a fix for this at all? The best I can think of although it would be a huge expense for us would be to remove the existing decking next time around (probably in about 5 years the way this roof is going) and replace with plywood. I’ve roofed a few outbuildings before, a stable and such, but that was into plywood and popping nails was never an issue.
Your thoughts on the matter would be much appreciated.