Originally Posted by homer1959
if a staple work by friction to hold piece together, and if the same came loose and come up, hamerring it back down will serve no other purpose than buying time before seeing a puncture in the membrane. Jayco likes to brag about not stapling their Amish cabinet....to be honest i would take less screw there and more on the roof, its a lot easier to fix cabinet i would think
99.99% of the hundreds of thousands of staples I have used were all cement coated. So while it was being driven in, the friction caused the glue to "melt" and bond to the wood. In almost all cases a staple that comes out, is due to not being installed properly...typically it is not driven deep enough often because the staple gun was either held at an angle or not enough pressure was applied and the gun "bounced". If not driven deep enough then, other you can tap it flush and it will not work it's way out.
Bottom line, someone screwed up and yes none of use should have to endure the potential roof puncture. If it was only a few staples, spread apart I probably would just tap them back into place and not worry about it. If a row of staples were all popping I would be much more concerned. Chances are the staple itself will not cause a roof puncture. Walking on staples that have popped could potentially cause an issue..
Please let us know what Jayco does regarding this situation. I wish all RV mfg would use more adhesives in their construction. No reason other than time to apply that I can see, but it would eliminate many of the issues they have. Trim, floors,roofs, cabinets, etc, all would be much stronger as would the whole unit if adhesive was used. Good Luck.