My roofer is also recommending Rapidflow inserts but I am not convinced of their value.
Yes, this is the second spring for that product and it has performed wonderfully. The roof is
easier to clean, I still have to do that because of the giant oak tree in front of the house. And even the back gutter, which gets hit the most, doesn't get any material inside of it any longer. In fact we are going to be removing the pollen drop today, God willing. I hope this helps. BTW I am most likely going to put some on my garage as a large pine regularly drops needles and pollen sacks into those gutters too. You know that doesn't help the water flow at all.
We had the roof torn off and redone about a year ago. While cleaning out the gutters, I've noticed that there are some exposed nail heads. I would think that these are supposed to be
covered by the lower row of shingles. Should I be worried about the exposed nail heads and cover them with clear, silicone caulk?
Commented on Dec 17, 2012
This definitely is no good. If you can't get them back then get some black polyurethane,
otherwise known as NP1, pull the nail, carefully, then force the polyurethane into the nail hole while leaving a small domed piece on the shingle. This will last as long as your roof and if done properly will never leak in that location.
So I need resolution, I can't go thru this every year. He is a picture of the pvc pipe
Commented on Oct 22, 2012
Hardware cloth will not ice up and ever be a problem here. Water is not corrosive unless it
has some sort of chemical or ionic solvent in it. Pure water doesn't corrode at all. Galvanized hardware cloth will last for many many years and it is much better than birds nests in the line, which it will prevent.
We wait until they fall off most of the time, they are yellow, orange and still have spots of
green at that point. They have a sweet tangy taste that is unique and if you let them dry out a bit on the outside until wrinkled the flavor concentrates in the sack around the seed. That inside is a little like a pomegranate in that the juice is around the seed. And the seed can be saved and sowed, I have a ton of them from years of collecting them. If we get a real cold hard winter they may not come back from where they are now and you will have to plant new seed. We have ours on a fence that we use as a trellis and it is a part of our vegetable garden. For the most part they are perennial
but like I mentioned a hard cold freeze will kill them. They are very easy to plant and since they are native to the area they are very drought tolerant. Good luck!!!
I have observed these growing in middle to north Georgia for the past few years. They grow in moist soil usually next to a stream or swamp but not right in the water. When they bloom the tiny flowers are pinkish, and butterflies, bumble bees, honey bees, wasps, etc., love them. The will be there day and night until the flowers wither. I have never seen them before when I stumbled upon them in the woods a few years ago and if you think a butterfly bush attracts butterflies you haven't
seen any action like the one that this weed generates. I moved a couple of them to my house but they struggle due to lack of moist soil. Anyway if anyone knows what this is it would be nice to be able to identify this plant.
Commented on Aug 14, 2012
I've been looking at and collecting plants for years but for some reason I missed this one.
Yes it does look like Joe Pye weed to me as well. Thanks for the help in figuring this out.