What I'm Seeing Now


I Am Told This Roof Will Never Leak Again. We Are Saved.

I am told this roof will never leak again.  We are saved.

Yes, my first experience with this new and greatest leak stopper ever.  I lifted my world to see it.

What did I see?

The handyman that you can get that comes in a can!  We really are saved.

You just climb up on the roof, get out the spray can, shake it, and solve your leaking roof problems then and there!

It has to be true.  Results are not only immediate, but permanent too!

I've seen it on TV!

This is a problem solved.  Obviously.

Well, the spray can handyman and something else solved this problem.

The ever-popular second layer of shingles!

Heck, there might even be a third there!

This guy has a PhD in roofing - piling it higher and deeper!

It just brings a tear to your eye, right?

I have to tell you, my clients were really, really happy!  Tears came to their eyes too.  Well, maybe not tears of happiness, but tears nonetheless!

My recommendation:  sometimes things seen from the ground bear a closer look.  And how proud a home inspector can be to see such a popular TV infomercial product (which now also comes in white and clear!!) used in such a clever and professional way.  This was my first experience feeling so proud, but given the fact that more products are being developed and more commercials are being produced means that lots of people must be buying it!  And if they are I am likely to see more of this!  Sigh...



Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC  

Based in Bristow, serving all of Northern Virginia.

Office (703) 330-6388   Cell (703) 585-7560


Comment balloon 14 commentsJay Markanich • September 17 2014 12:54AM



I need a new roof. Please let me know where I can get 6" roofing nails. I already have the spray waterproofing...I'm a sucker for those TV commercials.


Posted by Richard Iarossi, Crofton MD Real Estate, Annapolis MD Real Estate (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage) almost 6 years ago

Just sign me up for a few gallons of that stuff and I'll rule the roofing business around this area.  Interesting what people will buy into.  If it were that simple all roofers would be using the product....

Posted by James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results (Fathom Realty) almost 6 years ago

Yes, it's unfortunate that many believe what they want to believe.  Things are usually not that simple at all.

Posted by Debbie Gartner, The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers (The Flooring Girl) almost 6 years ago

Debbie Gartner has it exactly right;  people believe what they want to believe, even when it defies all odds. 

Posted by Susan Haughton, Susan & Mindy Team...Honesty. Integrity. Results. (Long and Foster REALTORS (703) 470-4545) almost 6 years ago

Good morning Jay,

The power of the media and more is better!

Make yourself a great day.

Posted by Raymond E. Camp, Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester (Howard Hanna Real Estate Services) almost 6 years ago

Jay: I hope the buyers demanded the seller 'pony up' a roofing job, otherwise cancel the contract. Talk about 'cob job'!

Posted by Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI, Presence, Persistence & Perseverance (HomeSmart Realty West & Lend Smart Mortgage, Llc.) almost 6 years ago

Jay yikes sometimes the 'easy' fix ends up costing way more than if it had been done right from the start.  I didn't know about this one.....now I do! Thanks!

Posted by Anna Banana Kruchten Arizona's Top Banana!, 602-380-4886 (HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000) almost 6 years ago

A second layer of shingles? Did they spray 'sealer in a can' and then put additional shingles and then spray it again? That has to be a permanent fix!

Posted by Than Maynard, Broker - Licensed to List & Sell - 405-990-8862 (Coldwell Banker Heart of Oklahoma) almost 6 years ago

Have you tried Billy Jays,  Rich?

Maybe one day soon all roofers will James!

Debbie - but we want them to be!  Which is why those infomercials make so much money!

But it's so easy Susan!

Raymond - and if you call now you can get two for one, and free shipping.

Posted by Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia (Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC) almost 6 years ago

S&N - I don't know where it's going from here!

Anna B - you mean the spray handyman in a can?  It's on from time to time!

I think this is the eternal roof, Than.

Posted by Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia (Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC) almost 6 years ago

Years ago, buyers I represented found a home inspector on their own.  During the inspection, the tenants in the home pointed at the ceiling in a bedroom and said, "When it rains, water comes in here."  Home inspector blew it off, took out binoculars, declared himself a "roofing expert" and said it was fine.

Oh how I wish they had taken my suggestion of inspector that actually inspects.

Posted by Chris Ann Cleland, Associate Broker, Bristow, VA (Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA) almost 6 years ago

Chris Ann - that probably could have also been investigated in the attic.  That's the first place I would have gone.  Looking on the outside of roofs for leak sources is difficult at best.  And when the tenant says something, it is almost always certain!

Posted by Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia (Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC) almost 6 years ago

Jay - Good News, I've seen this work on television. No need to be concerned in the future, it's guaranteed.

Posted by Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366, General Contractor, Dry Rot and Water Damage (Dry Rot and Water Damage www.tromlerconstruction.com Mobile - 916-765-5366) almost 6 years ago

That's right Tom.  Permanent means permanent!

Posted by Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia (Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC) almost 6 years ago

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