Saw an ad for a “Viga Tail Specialist” in your paper some weeks ago. I called Bill DeHaven and asked him to come by to give me an estimate on the five viga tails across my front porch. I didn’t know how these things were mounted, but they were in sad shape as they get the afternoon sun every day. They were black and falling apart. I was thinking that replacement was my only possible solution. Bill came by, took a look at the situation, and said, “I can fix those.” I thought, “What?!” He said he’d use a polymer to fill the voids, recaulk around the stucco, and paint them with a waterproof paint. I asked him his price for doing all five, and I thought, “What the heck? That’s pretty cheap!” So, I told him to do it. When he called to tell me he was coming by to start work, I told him I’d be out of town, and he said, “No problem.” He did the work while I was gone, and I was amazed when I got home yesterday. They look like brand new viga tails! And he said that if any problems occurred with them to just give him a call. He got a very nice tip. His name is Bill DeHaven, he’s bonded and insured, and his number is 360-620-8664. I’d highly recommend him to anyone with a Santa Fe style home with any kind of wooden accents. Thanks for the ad in your paper!
Butch Bryant, Vail