STINGER NailPac Approved by IBHS FORTIFIED Home Program for Strengthening Residential Buildings Beyond Standard Building Codes

National Nail’s STINGER, its leading brand for roofing tools, cap fasteners and underlayment, has partnered with the Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety’s (IBHS) FORTIFIED Home program, specifically highlighting the STINGER NailPac. The NailPac (1-inch plastic collated caps and 1-inch x .083 stainless steel or electro galvanized ring shank nails for securing underlayment) seals out moisture and provides superior holding power in up to 150 mph hurricane-force winds. Because of its performance, NailPac meets the standards required of a FORTIFIED Roof — a level of protection in the FORTIFIED Home program that ensures water will stay out of the house in the event of severe weather. As a program, FORTIFIED Home aims to protect and strengthen homes to reduce the risk of property damage and financial loss, and they do so by going beyond standard building codes.

“Contractors who build stronger, more resilient homes provide their homeowners with the best protection from high winds and heavy rains. We are excited to see manufacturers like National Nail respond to contractor needs and develop products like their STINGER NailPac to make building to the FORTIFIED Roof standards easier than ever,” said Fred Malik, managing director of FORTIFIED Products. “By providing FORTIFIED-compliant, corrosion-resistant nails and eliminating the hassle of hand-driving button-cap nails, roofers can more quickly deliver stronger roofs for homeowners.”

“We are honored to be one of the select brands to partner with FORTIFIED Home,” said Roger Szotko, STINGER Product Manager, National Nail. “The approval from FORTIFIED Home confirms that NailPac makes the installation of roofing underlayment easy for contractors, and it ensures strong protection against the elements.”

STINGER NailPac is designed for exclusive use with the STINGER CN100B Cap Nailer. According to the company, the CN100B is an innovative and versatile pneumatic tool that was engineered to make securing underlayment easy. Each 2,000 count NailPac — which includes 10 reels of 200 count 1-inch plastic collated caps and 10 coils of 200 count 1-inch x .083 304 stainless steel or electro galvanized ring shank nails — will cover approximately 25 square feet, dependent on installation instructions and/or building code requirements.The stainless steel NailPac is required in areas within 3,000 feet of saltwater, while the electro galvanized NailPac can be used in areas beyond 3,000 feet, but always refer to local building codes before beginning the job.

In addition to the FORTIFIED Roof designation, FORTIFIED Home also offers FORTIFIED Silver and FORTIFIED Gold. Each level provides increased home protection, allowing homeowners to choose a set of building standards that works with their budget and resilience goals.

Not all homes built using STINGER NailPac will qualify for a FORTIFIED Home designation. Homes require compliance with all FORTIFIED Home technical requirements and additional inspections. For more information, please visit www.fortifiedhome.org.For more information about the CN100B and NailPac, visit www.STINGERWORLD.com.

National Nail’s Stinger CN100B Cap Nailer Receives 2019 Pro Tool Innovation Award

National Nail announced that its newly enhanced STINGER® CN100B Cap Nailer has received the prestigious 2019 “Pro Tool Innovation Award” (PTIA) in the Pneumatic Tools & Nailers category. Featuring improvements in durability and performance, the CN100B rises above and beyond its predecessor with effortless reloading, and an even longer service life for maximum productivity on the jobsite. 

The STINGER CN100B shoots 1” x .083 ring shank nails with full 1” collated plastic caps. It also features, bump-fire and sequential modes, a 360-degree tool-free exhaust, and a tool-free depth of drive adjustment. 

“We are honored to have earned recognition from Pro Tool Review’s Pro Tool Innovation Award for our enhanced STINGER CN100B Cap Nailer, which offers excellent durability and a magazine designed for roof underlayment fastening efficiency with incredible holding power,” said W. Scott Baker, CEO, National Nail.

The Pro Tool Innovation Awards was initiated in 2013 to recognize innovation in the residential and commercial construction industries, judged by a panel of tool and media professionals from across the United States and Canada. 

“If you’re using a Pro Tool Innovation Award winning tool, you know it can reliably get the job done,” said Clint DeBoer, Program Manager, Pro Tool Review.

DeBoer went on to summarize the judges’ impressions: “National Nail’s Stinger CN100B Cap Nailer is all about improving an already excellent tool. The larger 200 cap/nail capacity means you have to stop less often to reload. You’re also going to see longer service life from the nailer thanks to some durability improvements. At the end of the day, you’ll see better productivity from your crew.”

The 2019 Winners and Finalists, including the CN100B are listed at https://protoolinnovationawards.com/winners/2019-pro-tool-innovation-awards/2019-pneumatic-tools-nailers/ and will be mentioned in the Pro Construction Guide and Pro Remodeler magazines later this year. 

For more information, visit www.STINGERWORLD.com.

Cap Nailer Delivers Durability and Enhanced Magazine Design

National Nail introduces the newly-enhanced STINGER CN100B Cap Nailer with an innovative design that improves performance with an improved cap magazine for added durability. The original CN100 is a recognized leader in time-saving roofing tools and part of the GAF Hire a Hero training program for military veterans.

Lightweight at 4.9 lbs., STINGER’s CN100B features effortless loading, upgraded tool life, and utilizes full, one-inch collated plastic caps; it is capable of firing 200 caps/200 nails before reloading. The Electro Galvanized ring shank nails are 1” X .083” full round head.

“Our upgrades are completely based on customer feedback–we listened to our contractors’ needs to make several enhancements to the STINGER CN-100B. It is now even more durable with an improved cap magazine with fewer reloads,” said Roger Szotko, STINGER Product Manager, National Nail. “The plastic caps are also ASTM tested for high wind and UV performance.”

The STINGER CN100B also includes an installed belt hook, trigger with bumpfire and sequential modes, and durable carrying case.

For more information, visit www.STINGERWORLD.com.

National Nail’s STINGER Brand Added to GAF’s Tools4Success Guide

National Nail announced that the company’s STINGER brand has been added to the GAF Tools4Success Guide, a catalogue of preferred vendors for members of the manufacturer’s Certified Contractor Program (CCP). GAF continuously builds vendor partnerships to bring its factory-certified contractors exclusive offers and business-building tools for their businesses.

“Vendor partner relationships are a critical part of our CCP offering to assist our contractors in building their businesses and increasing jobsite efficiencies,” said Jim Slauson, vice president of GAF Certification Program and Services. “We are pleased to add National Nail’s STINGER brand to our Tools4Success vendor portfolio to get the best-quality products into their hands.”

“We are thrilled to have National Nail’s STINGER brand chosen as a GAF preferred vendor,” said Scott Baker, CEO, National Nail. “The STINGER CN100 cap fastening system is a faster, safer, and lower-cost option to protect against moisture and high winds. The STINGER caps create a better hold and prevent tearing and blow off of the underlayment. It’s an honor to be able to share this technology with the elite network of GAF factory-certified contractors.” He added that the STINGER® CN100 cap fastening system complies with roofing underlayment warranties.

According to the manufacturer, STINGER collated tools are 50 percent faster than applying caps by hand which allows the contractor to complete more roofs each year and ensures a safer application by maintaining three points of contact (one hand, two feet).

For more information about the product, visit www.stingerworld.com. For more information about the GAF Certified Contractor Program, visit www.gaf.com.

 

 

Upgraded Cap Hammer Offers Improved Staple Design

Stinger Cap HammerNational Nail’s Stinger brand introduces the newly upgraded CH38-2 Cap Hammer. The CH38-2 is an economical, non-pneumatic cap fastener that eliminates the need for hoses and compressors—which also improves safety.  Best practice applications for the CH38-2 which features the holding power of a 1-inch cap, includes house wrap, rolled insulation, and roofing felt. The CH38-2 has been enhanced with increased internal handle strength, an improved staple design, track and spring, stronger welds and an added handle grip, all for maximum reliability and performance. The CH38-2 Cap Hammer has a fastener capacity of 168 full, 1-inch collated plastic caps and 3/8 -inch crown staples.

Underlayments Can Be Exposed for Up to Six Months

National Nail has expanded its STINGER line of roofing products with three ICC-certified synthetic underlayments: EXO50, EXO35 and EXO25.

National Nail has expanded its STINGER line of roofing products with three ICC-certified synthetic underlayments: EXO50, EXO35 and EXO25.

National Nail has expanded its STINGER line of roofing products with three ICC-certified synthetic underlayments: EXO50, EXO35 and EXO25. The underlayments are UV-resistant and can be exposed for up to six months. The synthetic woven fabrics offer high tear strength, and proprietary non-skid additives provide better roof deck contact for high slip resistance. Each roll is lightweight and, with 10 squares per roll, fewer rolls need to be carried to the roof. In addition, preprinted nailing patterns and overlap lines speed installation. STINGER cap fasteners (StaplePac and NailPac) and STINGER cap hammers, cap staplers, and cap nailers are recommended for installing all STINGER EXO products.