US 3646717 A
A roofing clip having a slot at one end which is slipped over the shank of a nail holding a roofing shingle in place prior to driving the nail home. The clip has a locating tab positioned centrally of its length which, in one embodiment, is received in a roofing shingle slot to position the clip, and which, in the other embodiment, is used for positioning a further overlapping shingle. The clip is centrally bendable over the overlapping shingle to clamp it in place and at the distal end of the bent over portion has one or more gripping projections which hold the overlapping shingle in place.
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United States Patent Parker 5] Mar. 7, 1972  ROOFING CLIP 211 Appl. No.: 867,302
 References Cited UNITED STATES PATENTS Bozalina 052/546 2,353,455 7/1944 Gisondi ..52/547 X 2,418,076 3/1947 Kridler... ..52/548 2,418,563 4/1947 Vibert.... ...52/420 2,641,204 6/1953 Young ..52/546 Primary Examiner1-1enry C. Sutherland AttorneyWoodard, Weikart, Emhardt & Naughton [5 7] ABSTRACT A roofing clip having a slot at one end which is slipped over the shank of a nail holding a roofing shingle in place prior to driving the nail home. The clip has a locating tab positioned centrally of its length which, in one embodiment, is received in a roofing shingle slot to position the clip, and which, in the other embodiment, is used for positioning a further overlapping shingle. The clip is centrally bendable over the overlapping shingle to clamp it in place and at the distal end of the bent over portion has one or more gripping projections which hold the overlapping shingle in place.
3 Claims, 11 Drawing Figures PATENTEDMAR 7 I972 3,646,717
INVENTOR. EDNL R. PARKER BY lam/W Mandi ATTORNEY8 ROOFING cup BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION 1. Field of the Invention This invention relates to a roofing clip for use with a shingle roof.
2. Description of the Prior Art One of the problems involved in shingle roofing is the fact that the wind catches the lower edges of the shingles in some cases causing the shingles to tear and to be ripped off the roof. Frequently rain or snow is blown under the shingles and, whether or not the shingles are tom, the rain and snow leaks through the roof sheathing Various devices have been proposed for better securing the shingles in place. These prior art devices have not always proven to be entirely satisfactory. Examples of the prior art are disclosed in the following US Pat. Nos. 2,418,076, to Kridler; 2,418,563, to Vibert; 2,641 ,204, to Young; and 2,828,701, to Freed.
SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION One embodiment of the invention might involve a roofing clip comprising a flat elongated member having opposite end portions, a gripping projecting extending from one opposite end portion, said member having a slot therein which has an opening at the other end portion and extends longitudinally of said member from said opening, said slot being adapted to receive the shank of a nail to be driven home to secure a shingle in place, said member being bendable to force said gripping projection into a shingle for holding it in place.
Objects of. the invention are to provide an improved roofing clip; to provide a roofing clip which is capable of firmly, securely and permanently holding roofing shingles in position on a roof and to provide a roofing clip which assists in accurately positioning and locating roofing shingles in place on the roof while the roof is being installed.
BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWING FIG. I is a plan view ofa roofing clip embodying the present invention;
FIG. 2 is a side elevation of the structure of FIG. 1;
FIG. 3 is an end elevation ofthe structure of FIG. 1;
FIG. 4 is a view similar to FIG. 1 of a further embodiment of this invention;
FIG. 5 is a side elevation of the structure of FIG. 4;
FIG. 6 is an end elevation ofthe structure of FIG. 4;
FIG. 7 is a perspective fragmentary view of a roof showing the roofing clip of FIG. 1 partially installed;
FIG. 8 is a view similar to FIG. 7 for the roofing clip of FIG.
FIG. 9 is a view similar to FIG. 8 for the roofing of FIG. 4 but showing a further step in the installation of the roofing cli FIG. 10 is a perspective view of a roof showing the roofing clip of FIGS. 4, 5, 6, 8 and 9 installed; and
FIG. I] is a plan view of a roof showing the roofing clip of FIGS. 1, 2, 3 and 7 installed on a roof incorporating roll roof- DESCRIPTION OF THE PREFERRED EMBODIMENTS Referring now more particularly to the drawings, there is illustrated a roofing clip which is formed of sheet metal or the like. The roofing clip 15 includes a flat elongated member 16 which has formed therein a slot 17 having an opening 20 at the end 21 of the member 16. The member 16 has a generally rectangular outer configuration in which the corners at the end 22 of the member are bent down to form gripping projections 25.
Centrally of the length of the member 16 there is punched out a locating projection 26. It will be noted that both the projections 25 and the projection 26 extend or project in the same direction.
Referring now to FIGS. 7 and 11, examples of the use of the roofing clip of FIGS. 1, 2 and 3 are illustrated. As shown in FIG. 7, the clip 15 is positioned beneath the head of the nail 27 by sliding the clip slot 17 onto the shank ofthe nail 27 after the nail has been partially driven home to secure the roofing shingle 30 in place. The roofing clip I5 is so positioned that its end 21 is aligned with or made flush with the upper edge 31 of the roofing shingle 30. Thus, the shank of the nail 27- is not necessarily fitted all the way up the slot 17. When the edge 21 of the roofing clip 15 is made flush with the edge 31 of the shingle, the locating tab or projection 26ispositioned a fixed distance away from the edge 31 and can be used to position the next shingle 32 in proper overlapping relationship relative to the shingle 30. The last step in the installation is illustrated in FIG. 11 where the portion 35 of the roofing clip is bent around the lower edge 36 of the shingle 32 and is bent down over the shingle 32 so that the gripping projections 25 project into the shingle 32 and hold it in position.
Referring now to FIGS. 4, 5 and 6, there is illustrated an alternative embodiment of the invention which is generally similar to the embodiment of FIGS. 1, 2 and 3, but which includes a locating tab 50 which projects in the opposite direction from the gripping projection 51 of the roofing clip 52. The embodiment of FIGS. 4, 5 and 6 is further distinguished from the embodiment of FIGS. 1, 2 and 3 in that the sheet metal member 55 making up the roofing clip has a tapered portion 56, the point of which is the gripping projection 51. Similarly to the embodiment of FIGS. 1, 2 and 3, the member 55 has a longitudinally extending slot 57 which opens at 60 at the end 61 of the member 55.
Referring to FIG. 8, the roofing clip 52 is shown partially installed. The locating projection or tab 50 is used not to position the next shingle 65 but instead is used to position the roofing clip 52. This positioning is accomplished by locating the projection 50 in the slot 66 of the shingle 67 so that the tab is pushed against the base of the slot 66. The nail 70 is then driven home with its shank received in the slot 57 securing the clip 52 in place. Then, after the shingle 65 has been properly located and nailed into position, the portion of the clip 52 is then bent over the shingle 65 causing the gripping projection 51 to be forced into the shingle 65 and to hold it in position. FIG. 10 shows a roof with a number of the roofing clips installed.
It will be evident from the above description, that the present invention provides an improved roofing clip. It can be seen that the roofing clip of this invention is capable of firmly, securely and permanently holding the roofing shingles in position on a roof. Additionally, the roofing clip of this invention permits or assists accurate positioning and locating of the roofing shingles in place on the roof while the roofis being installed.
The invention claimed is:
I. In a roofing assembly including a support, a first roofing shingle, a nail extending through said shingle into said support and a further shingle overlapping said first shingle, the improvement which comprises a roofing clip comprising a flat elongated member having opposite end portions, a gripping projection extending from one opposite end portion, said member having a slot therein which has an opening at the other end portion and extends longitudinally of said member from said opening, said nail fixing said clip to said roof with said slot being received on the shank of said nail, said other end portion of said member extending entirely beneath said further shingle and said one opposite end portion being bent over said further shingle with said gripping projection extending into said further shingle.
2. The invention of claim I additionally comprising a locating projection extending from said member at a location between said opposite end portions, said first roofing shingle having an open ended slot within which said locating projection is received.
3. The invention of claim 1 additionally comprising a locating projection extending from said member at a location between said opposite end portions, said first roofing shingle having an upper edge with which said other end portion is aligned, said further shingle having a lower edge which is positioned by said locating projection, said one opposite end portion being held secure to said further shingle only by said 5 gripping projection which extends toward said first shingle.