At Los Gatos Fence Company, we always use galvanized ring shanked nails on our fence boards for a fence that will still be standing for years to come.
Ring shank nails, sometimes referred to as deformed shank nails, have ridges or grooves along the long portion, or the shank, of the nail. When the shank penetrates wood, the grooves grip the wood, holding the nail securely in place.
A cross between a screw and a nail, ring shank nails offer much better holding power than smooth shank nails. Although the nails may look like screws, with the exception of the typical flat head, they are not designed to function in the same way.
Because of their secure grip, ring shank nails should be used for permanent construction. The ridges make these nails even more difficult to eradicate than conventional nails and they tend to leave large, ragged holes if removed, so be sure not to use them for any temporary structures.
Perfect for use in roofing, flooring, heavy drywall, wood decking and fences, all of which endure considerable stress on the materials used.
At Los Gatos Fence, we use shank nails when constructing fencing made from softwood such as cedar or redwood. Under pressure, conventional nails tend to loosen easily from these types of wood and homeowners find themselves having to re-nail fence boards time and again. By using ring shank nails, the grooves keep the nails in securely in position, even under extreme stress or as the wood weakens over time. Nails with a ring shank provide 40% more holding power.
Los Gatos Fence is the only company in the Bay Area that uses these nails in all of the wooden fencing we construct. Get your fence built right the first time with Los Gatos Fence.