Slate Copper nails are the preferred option for use in natural slating. They are available in a wide range of lengths and shank sizes to accommodate different fixing methods and slate thicknesses. Copper clout nails are made specifically for the job and comply with the current BS1202 part 2 for their manufacture.
Copper Clout Nails have been used for many years because of their malleability, which can assist in the fixing of the slate but also, and more importantly, their durability and resistance to corrosion.
Copper nails last much longer than Hot Dipped Galvanised Steel nails, up to 10 times longer. If you are investing in a new roof – insist on using the correct slate roofing nails to ensure that the roof does not suffer from “Nail Fatigue” and shorten the life of the whole roof. If slate roofing nails get damaged your tiles will slip so you want to ensure you use the longest lasting product to hold them in place. Slate nails such as our copper clout nails have anti-corrosive properties which toughens them against all kind of weather. The copper nails available at UK Slate come in three different lengths; 38mm, 45mm and 50mm and three different gauges; 2.65mm, 3.00mm and 3.35mm, so we’re sure to have the perfect slate roofing nails for your project.