I put this in IMHO instead of GQ because I’m afraid of what the REAL answer might be (get a new roof!)…
I noticed starting about a month ago that there were rusty nails on my back patio. “Weird…” I thought. I figured maybe they somehow got transferred here when my dad and my uncle moved some patio furniture from dad’s house to uncle’s truck to my patio.
Then, I found the same sort of nails in FRONT of the house. “Weird…” I thought. Then I decided maybe they were gutter nails.
But 2 seconds of thought made me realize that gutter nails are LONG, dumbass. These are about 1.5"
I had put them out of my mind until today when I just went out and saw another one on the back patio.
Epiphany! Roofing nails!
But why? As far as I know, my roof is still in good shape. Do nails just fall out of the shingles willy-nilly?
My thoughts are…
- For some reason, a combination of dry weather, rainy days, heat and cool are making the nails spontaneously erupt from the roof and fall to the ground.
- The raccoon that is trying to eat my dog food in the garage removes one nail from the roof every time I remember to close the back garage door at night (thus, locking him out)
- Birds are trying to nest up under my shingles. Better yet - a burrow owl!
- Bored kids in the neighborhood have made themselves some sort of nail-shooting gun and are shooting old rusty nails in my direction, as I am on the far side of an empty field.
- I need a new roof
Any other ideas?