Staining a Wooden Roof
LESLIE: Tin roof rusting! (Tom chuckles) George, you’ve got a rusty roof. What happened?GEORGE: I had cedar shakes put on the front of my garage and what happened, after the first rain I’m getting what I call teardrops from the nails.
GEORGE: What he did he put steel nails instead of galvanized or stainless steel.
GEORGE: Now, I don’t know what I can do about that.
TOM: Not much.
GEORGE: I called him and he has – he answered the phone but he’s never come down.
TOM: Yeah. Not much. He used the wrong fastener, George.
TOM: The only thing I can suggest is if you were to stain those cedar shingles –
TOM: – perhaps with a bit of a darker stain – it may not be quite so obvious. But that metal is going to react. If he didn’t use the right fasteners it’s going to react and it’s going to streak.
GEORGE: That’s why he probably doesn’t come down. (Leslie chuckles)
TOM: Yeah, probably not. And I suppose you’ve already paid him …
GEORGE: Oh, yeah. Yeah, yeah.
TOM: … so it’s too late for that. Yeah, the only thing else you could consider is small claims court but it might just be easier to stain these shingles.
GEORGE: (overlapping voices) Yeah. No, I don’t want to do that. No. OK, alright I want to thank you very much for taking my call.
TOM: You’re welcome, George. Thanks so much for calling us at 888-MONEY-PIT.