13 Best Power Roofing Nailers

List Updated March 2020

Bestselling Power Roofing Nailers in 2020


PORTER-CABLE RN175B Roofing Nailer

PORTER-CABLE RN175B Roofing Nailer
BESTSELLER NO. 1 in 2020
  • The product is Coil Roofing Nailer
  • Easy to use
  • The product is manufactured in China
  • Compact body design is 5-percent lighter for improved balance and control compared to previous model
  • Tool-free adjustable shingle guide for accurate shingle placement
  • Quick-set depth of drive helps prevent shingle damage
  • Quick-set depth of drive helps prevent shingle damage
  • Skid-resistant pads/wear guards for safety and tool protection

BOSTITCH RN46-1 3/4-Inch to 1-3/4-Inch Coil Roofing Nailer

BOSTITCH RN46-1 3/4-Inch to 1-3/4-Inch Coil Roofing Nailer
BESTSELLER NO. 2 in 2020
  • 3/4-inch to 1-3/4-inch coil roofing nailer with lockout mechanism prevents firing when empty. Operating Pressure : 70 -120 psi
  • Adjustable depth control, full round driver, body and magazine wear guards, side-load canister
  • Durable yet lightweight aluminum and carbide tips for long life
  • Patented single-action side load canister for fast, one-step nail loading. Adjustable shingle guide for quick shingle spacing
  • Backed by seven-year limited warranty

AeroPro CN45N Professional Roofing Nailer 3/4-Inch to 1-3/4-Inch

AeroPro CN45N Professional Roofing Nailer 3/4-Inch to 1-3/4-Inch
BESTSELLER NO. 3 in 2020
  • Professional grade roofing nail gun designed with moving cylinder engine for low recoil
  • Selective actuation switch (sequential or bump)
  • Heat treated aluminum hosing designed for extra heavy duty application
  • Tool-free precise adjustable drive depth
  • Single-action side loading magazine with capacity up to 120 coil nails

Stanley Bostitch RN45B Roofing Nailer Replacement REBUILD KIT #RBK13

Stanley Bostitch RN45B Roofing Nailer Replacement REBUILD KIT #RBK13
BESTSELLER NO. 4 in 2020
  • Sold on Amazon

Hitachi NV45AB2 7/8-Inch to 1-3/4-Inch Coil Roofing Nailer (Side Load)

Hitachi NV45AB2 7/8-Inch to 1-3/4-Inch Coil Roofing Nailer (Side Load)
BESTSELLER NO. 5 in 2020
  • Tool-less depth of drive adjustment for precision nailing/flush driving
  • 5.5lbs, lightweight and well balanced for easy maneuverability
  • Side loading magazine convenient and easy for quick replenishment
  • Rubber pads help keep nailer from sliding off roof when not in use.Pneumatic power feed and return allows tool to operate in the harshest conditions
  • Operating Pressure:70-120 psi

WEN 61782 3/4-Inch to 1-3/4-Inch Pneumatic Coil Roofing Nailer with Carrying Case

WEN 61782 3/4-Inch to 1-3/4-Inch Pneumatic Coil Roofing Nailer with Carrying Case
BESTSELLER NO. 6 in 2020
  • Fire 11-gauge nails (.12 inches) anywhere from 3/4 to 1-3/4 of an inch
  • Adjustable shingle guide and depth control makes for easy shingle spacing during jobs
  • Holds up to 120 nails at a time with a quick release for easily fixing jams
  • Uses pneumatic operating pressure anywhere from 70 to 120 PSI
  • NOTE: unit may arrive in one of two color schemes; yellow and blue or orange and black

Grip-Rite Roofing Mini Palm Air Nailer

Grip-Rite Roofing Mini Palm Air Nailer
BESTSELLER NO. 7 in 2020

MAX CN445R2 SuperRoofer Roofing Nailer

MAX CN445R2 SuperRoofer Roofing Nailer
BESTSELLER NO. 8 in 2020
  • Tar Resistant Nose (Patent Pending) The nose of the CN445R is designed to resist tar four times longer than conventional tools
  • Maintenance free end cap filter (US Patent 5637125)captures dirt and sand down to microns
  • Dial Adjustable Depth Control Dial depth control requires no special tools, providing accurate depth control
  • MAX is known as the quality, durability and feature leader in the pneumatic tool manufacturing world

Robot Dust and Pet Hair 490

Robot Dust and Pet Hair 490
BESTSELLER NO. 9 in 2020

Freeman PCN450 Coil Roofing Nailer

Freeman PCN450 Coil Roofing Nailer
BESTSELLER NO. 10 in 2020

Freeman PCN45 Coil Roofing Nailer

Freeman PCN45 Coil Roofing Nailer
BESTSELLER NO. 11 in 2020

BOSTITCH BRN175 15 Degree Coil Roofing Nailer

BOSTITCH BRN175 15 Degree Coil Roofing Nailer
BESTSELLER NO. 12 in 2020
  • Selectable trigger allows the tool to be switched between contact and sequential firing modes
  • Depth adjust wheel helps drive nails to the proper depth
  • Adjustable exhaust directs the air away from the user
  • Adjustable shingle guide for consistent shingle spacing
  • Carbide nose inserts extend the life of the tool

PowRyte Elite 11 Gauge Air Coil Roofing Nailer - 3/4-Inch to 1-3/4-Inch

PowRyte Elite 11 Gauge Air Coil Roofing Nailer - 3/4-Inch to 1-3/4-Inch
BESTSELLER NO. 13 in 2020

Should I Buy or Rent a Roofing Nailer?

Planning on nailing off some shingles? Use this guide to roofing nail guns and find out for yourself if you should rent or buy this fantastic nail gun.

An asphalt shingle roof is one of the most common ways to cover a roof. Asphalt shingles are attached to a roof using roofing nails, but hand nailing each shingle can drive you mad if you plan on covering a large area-only a pneumatic roofing nailer can get the job done fast. But with the high price of roofing nailers, is it a good idea to buy or rent? Use these tips and find out for yourself whether or not you should buy or rent this powerful and unique pneumatic nail gun.

Roofing Nailers

Roofing nailers all use a dual contact trigger to shoot nails into the shingle as fast as possible. Roofing nailers typically shoot between a ¾" and a 1 ¾" roofing nail. Because they need to shoot many nails as fast as possible, all roofing nailers use a coil nail versus a stick nailer.

A roofing nail gun drives roofing nails using a high powered compressor. Typical pressure is around 90-120 psi and can fire nails in a rapid succession like no other. They are often built up to higher standards than conventional nail guns for general public use.

Buying Considerations: Look for a roofing nailer that has a jam clearing nose. This can help you prevent serious down time when a roofing nail accidentally hits a framing nail that is lodged in the plywood. The force of the nails colliding often bends the roofing nail and jams the nose of the gun.

Some roofers like to buy a roofing nailer that weighs as little as possible. While a plastic roofing nailer may weigh very little, if it slips off of the roof, it's going to break. Consider buying a roofing nail gun that is light, but also made from strong aluminum or magnesium shell to prevent costly breaks and wasteful down time.

Rental Considerations: For most DIY weekend warriors, homeowners making repairs and one time reroof projects, you'll be best off renting a roofing nail gun versus buying one. Rental fees are surprisingly cost effective and most roofing nail gun rental stores supply the nails at a good price.

Be sure to inspect the nail gun thoroughly before you rent it. Have one of the rental associates fire the gun and demonstrate its use before you rent to ensure that you not only get a good gun-but you also know how to use it.

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