Friday, November 25, 2011

Farmhouse repair

Late this past summer we noticed that some of the shingles from the farmhouse roof were coming off. This was a bit strange since the roof is only about 10 years old. When we got on the roof to do an inspection we found that the nails were totally gone. Rusted away to dust. We called in a roofing expert and they said that there was a brief period where the material used in the nails was of just really poor quality (yep, from China). Additionally, he said that some of the fireproofing on the shingles when mixed with water contributed to the corrosion of the nails. With that new information it was time to attack the job for a second time in a decade.