Repair guides and support for all types of building materials.

189 Questions View all

need to remove hold down nail without damage to metal roof

How can I remove the hold down nails {to be replace with insulated screws[from the corrugated metal roof

without damaging the metal roof? is there a nail puller

that pulles straight up and not pried up.

Answered! View the answer I have this problem too

Is this a good question?

Score 0
Add a comment

1 Answer

Chosen Solution

You may need to fashion a block of wood that conforms to the metal roof to spread the pressure of the hammer claw/crow bar base as you pry the nail.

I took two blocks of wood and two pieces of 1/4 steel placed across as short a distance as I could between the blocks. Then resting the hammer on the metal bar pulling the nails.

In my case I had raised over-lapping seams. If you have corrugated roofing that will be harder depending on where they nail it down.

Was this answer helpful?

Score 1
Add a comment

Add your answer

R Klein will be eternally grateful.
View Statistics:

Past 24 Hours: 1

Past 7 Days: 13

Past 30 Days: 100

All Time: 4,718