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How To Remove Roofing Nails [Corrugated & Metal]

how to remove roofing nails corrugated and metal

Removing nails from your roof is not that easy. You will need to get the right tools and one of them is a hammer.

The first step you should take in removing roofing nails is finding the heads, so they can be easier removed.

Once you have found all their heads, it’s time to start prying at each nail head with your claw bar until they come out completely.

The Steps in Removing Roofing Nails

There is a difference in the removal process of removing nails for corrugated roofing and metal roof. The article discusses both ways to remove nails from corrugated and metal roofs.

Warning:

Make sure to use safety protective gears – gloves, safety goggles and hard hat. Before going up onto the roof, you must make sure to secure yourself with something.

When climbing to the roof, make sure you use a strong ladder. A ladder stopper helps keep the ladder from slipping. Always use the best safety equipment available.

Steps for Corrugated Roof Nail Removal

To remove nails from your corrugated roof, you’ll need a claw hammer, a crayon, and a nail puller.

Step One:

Use your hammer to find the heads of all your nails. Then, use a professional crayon to mark each head on the outside part of the corrugated roofing sheet.

It’s important that you make sure not to damage any parts of your roof while doing this process. Once marking is completed, start prying at each nail until they come out completely.

Step Two:

Once all the nails are removed, you will need to use your nail puller on each one of them to remove any remaining pieces left in the roof. (This step is optional).

Finally, clean off any leftover debris or residue from your corrugated roofing sheet.

Steps for Metal Roof Nail Removal

You will need a hammer, safety glasses/goggles and an awl to remove nails from your metal roof.

Step One:

Find all the heads of where your metal roofing nails are located by using your hammer to tap along each sheet until you find them or alternatively, you can use a magnet.

Once you have located all the nails, mark each one with your professional crayon without damaging any parts of your roof.

Step Two:

Use an awl to pry at each nail head until they come out completely. This process may take some time depending on how many nails are in your metal roofing sheet.

Step Three:

Use a magnet to pick up any leftover nails or pieces left in your metal roofing sheets and clean off the remaining residue from you metal roof using water and soap, if necessary.

Finally, make sure that all debris is cleaned off of your home’s exterior completely before taking off safety equipment.

Notes on Cleaning Up After Nail Removal

When removing nails from your roof, you need to make sure that all leftover debris is cleaned off of the exterior completely before taking off safety equipment.

  • When removing roofing nails from either corrugated or metal roofs, it’s important to use a hammer and nail puller in order to remove any remaining pieces left in the sheet after prying them out with a hammer and an awl.
  • Before going up onto the roof, you must make sure to secure yourself with something.
    • When climbing to the roof, use a strong ladder that has a stopper so it doesn’t slip from under your feet while on top of the roof.
    • Always wear protective gear such as gloves, goggles or hard hats during this process.
  • When removing nails from your roof, make sure to use a strong ladder and always wear protective gear such as gloves and goggles or hard hat.
    • Before going up onto the roof, you must make sure to secure yourself with something.
    • When climbing to the roof, it’s important that you use a ladder stopper so it doesn’t slip out from under you while on top of the roof.
  • Before climbing onto your roof, make sure to use a strong ladder and also wear protective gear such as gloves, goggles or hard hats during this process.
    • It’s important that you secure yourself with something before going up onto the roof.
    • When climbing to the roof, it is best that you use a ladder stopper so it doesn’t slip from under your feet while on top of the roof.
  • After removing nails from metal and corrugated roofs, clean off any leftover debris or residue with soap and water before taking down safety equipment such as a hard hat or goggles.
    • Remove all remaining pieces left in each sheet using an awl after prying out nails with a hammer and nail puller.

Once all the roofing nails are removed, use a magnet to pick up any leftover pieces or debris that might be left inside your sheet before cleaning off any residue using water and soap if necessary.

Before taking down safety equipment such as hard hats or goggles make sure you clean off any remaining parts of your roof using a sponge and water.

As you see, there are several steps to remove nails from your roof.

Clean off any remaining parts of the sheet with a sponge and water after removing all nails using an awl, hammer and nail puller.

Again, make sure you clean off any leftover debris or residue on your corrugated roofing sheet before taking down safety equipment such as hard hats and goggles.