How to stop water tracking nails ?


Postby Walesgbn » Tue Dec 25, 2007 1:46 am

Hi !

I have built a log cabin in my garden which has a slopping ship-lap roof. The roof is done in a slate effect i.e. each row covers the previous edge.

Under all of the whole roof is a damp proof membrane.

However, I am having problems whereby the rain is tracking the nails through the membrane and then dripping in side.

Unfortunately, I am going to have to take the whole roof off (in the spring/Summer) to try and resolve this issue. But how do people normally stop water tracking the nails ?

I thought about using e.g. silicon but this is a messy and teadious process and I guess there must be an easier method ?

Any advice appreciated !

Cheers

Brett
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