LESLIE: Franklin in Georgia needs help with a roofing project. What’s going on at your money pit?
FRANKLIN: Yeah, I have a cupola on the roof of my garage …
FRANKLIN: … and it’s rotting away. I want to know if anyone makes one of these things out of fiberglass or something like that.
TOM: Yeah, actually, Franklin, there absolutely is a solution here. There are fiberglass cupolas out there.
LESLIE: What size is your cupola, Franklin?
FRANKLIN: It’s about 18 inches square, I think.
TOM: Oh, so it’s less than two feet. That shouldn’t be too expensive. I think you can get those for probably about 300 or 400 bucks.
LESLIE: Yeah, not bad. There’s a company, actually, out of North Carolina, I think – which is a neighbor to you – and they’re called Piedmont Cupola. And they have a two-foot square unit that’s great for garages or storage sheds and they’re about 350 bucks and they’re totally fiberglass. And then if you go and put a little weathervane on top, it’s really cute. (Tom and Leslie chuckle)
FRANKLIN: Well, that’s what mine had …
FRANKLIN: … and I had to take that down because it was rotting so bad. I had to take that down and just cover it with like a two-foot piece of aluminum square.
FRANKLIN: I just put that over the louvered part.
TOM: Well, maybe now you can get the fiberglass cupola and put the weathervane back in there.
FRANKLIN: OK. Thank you very much.
TOM: You’re very welcome. Good luck with that project. Thanks so much for calling us at 1-888-MONEY-PIT.
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