Wanted to ask the community about their experience with code and reasoning for using one or the other. I'm talking about fastening 7/16" OSB to walls and 5/8" OSB to roofs. Do you use narrow crown staples or ring shank nails? Here, we are not in a seismic/earthquake zone but we do get high winds and potentially tornadoes here.
It is my experience that staples may hold better than nails because they have a larger surface area of grip and two sharp points spread 1/2" apart gripping into the stud or truss member. However, those two sharp points are very narrow and I feel like this has to be something code is cracking down on, but I am struggling to find valid, tested, literature on the use of one or the other. All I have found so far is that when using staples, edges must be stapled every 4" instead of 6" like nails.
I am curious if anyone has seen side-by-side comparisons to know which option is truly a better fastener for the job? Staples are starting to appeal to me due to how many can be loaded in clip, and how you don't seem to have to come back and hammer the head in on ones your gun didn't quite get square up on before firing or the hard to reach spots. I will be doing a roof soon and think maybe using a air stapler will increase speed of sheathing the roof by a good factor. My local inspector does not seem to care, just mentioned that he thinks nails are stronger.