When you have a new roof put on
the last thing you want is to have a leak. But it can happen. And
if it doesn’t rain for a while, it’s hard to know if the roof is
faulty. But sometimes you have a good roof; just one area is causing
you problems. The flashing around the fireplace, the shingles around
the skylight, the roof jack around a vent pipe are all areas that can
leak. These areas are so easy to fix with a product called Through
the Roof. Through the Roof is a clear product that stops
roof leaks. Through the Roof comes in a brush able quart or
gallon and in a caulking tube. So if you have a couple of shingles
that are causing a leak, just brush on the Through the Roof. It’s
a clear product so it won’t show up on the roof. Those black
roofing tar products look bad and in the hot Texas sun will crack and
leak in a couple of years. Through the Roof will seal the
leak and last for another 10 years. If your leak is around the
fireplace, patio cover, or vent pipe your probably want to use the
heavier caulking formula. One of the easiest ways to find your leak
is to get on the roof with a garden house and starting from the
lowest point of the roof to going up to the top of the roof. Have
someone on the inside to let you know when you have hit the right
spot. Then even though the roof is wet, coat that area with Through
the Roof. You just added 10 years of life to your roof, even in
hot weather of South Texas!
Through the Roof can
even be used on leaky birdbaths and fountains to stop them from
Now to the email…..
Question: Johnnie, love your articles.
I have a two story home with very high peaks on both ends of the
house. I have the gable vents on both sides with screen attached
from the attic side to keep the birds out. My problem is the birds
are nesting on the slats and the bird poop along with the nexting
material is making a mess inside my attic and on the outside of my
house. Is there anything I can put out to keep the birds away from
Answer: The best product to keep birds
away is Bye Bye Birdie. You apply it with a caulking gun.
It’s a clear, sticky formula that the birds don’t like and then
they won’t nest in the area. Just put it where they are lighting
and nesting….they will go away.
Question: I irrigate my yard with well
water. I assume the iron in the water is staining the edges of my
driveway and patio. Do you know of a product to remove the stains
that are not toxic to the grass and landscaping? Thanks!
Answer: I sure do. It’s called Rust
Remover by Goof Off. It’s the only rust remover that you don’t
have to scrub. Just either brush it on, or put it in a spray bottle
and spray away. Then rinse with water, no problem for the
Question: I inherited a wonderful old
(real old) cedar chest. When I opened it up, it didn’t even smell
of cedar anymore. Is there something I can do to refresh the cedar
and use the chest? I would really like to store some linen in it.
Answer: There is a easy way to
revitalize that cedar chest. Use the Cedar Oil made by
Botanic Choice. It comes in a 1 oz that you mix with 5 oz of boiled
linseed oil. Then just brush it on and your cedar chest will smell
just like it did when it was new.
If you have a cedar
closet that no longer smells like cedar the Cedar Oil
will take care of that too.