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I found a simple way to cover the nail points. Use small pieces of plastic tubing over each nail point. Depending on the size of nails, you may need one or two different tubing sizes. I used "Micro-Fuel Line" from Home Depot in two sizes: 1/4" OD/7/64" ID, and 3/16" OD/3/32" ID because I had two different nail sizes in my attic. A 10' length of each ...
We call those "shiners" and it happens to the best of them (although having them "all over" is indeed a bad sign). The best tool, because it can reach into stud/rafter bays, cuts nearly flush, and is the tool least likely to cause damage, is an end nipper:
There might only be exposed nail heads at the end(s) of the ridge. The other nail heads should be covered by the adjacent ridge cap shingle, like this (from here): A professional would hide the last nail heads by gluing an end piece on like this: That seems like what you are describing. If so, there should be no nail heads exposed. If you paid for ...
A small pair of bolt cutters 18-24" will do the job and last for years. I hate it when I miss it happens But I usually can feel it in the gun and adjust. After checking I usually snip the nails. If ring shank this is the best thing to do as pulling will tear up the siding. Code requires the nails to be in the studs but really says nothing about misses in my ...
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