2021 Fagon Guide to Capitol Hill

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Homes & Gardens

It’s Like a in a Haystack


Finding A Roof Leak Is An Extraordinary Challenge BY TOM DANIEL


ow hard is it to find a needle in a haystack? Well, haystacks are big so finding a tiny needle in one is REALLY hard! The origin of the phrase is nearly 500 years old and is credited to Sir Thomas More (Lord High Chancellor to England and Henry VIII) in a work of his from 1532; “To go looking for a needle in a meadow.” So, it’s been a challenge for many years. It is still a challenge today in the world of roofing. Trying to find a roof leak can be like trying to find a needle in a haystack or a needle in a meadow. How so? First, a roof is big, second, a roof may have many penetrations which can be a leak source (think chimneys, skylights, roof vents, etc.), so you see where this is headed. We know how difficult emotionally it can be for our customers with leaky roofs,

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