Unfortunately, not all things are built to last. Here is a new alternative for replacing worn out roof boots on an existing roof. Failed roof boots no longer provide a good seal and they allow water to enter the home by running down the vent pipe.This can lead to rot or mold in the home.
The primary failure of a roof boot is located at the point of contact between the roof boot and the vent pipe.
When a traditional roof boot fails, the entire boot must be replaced.
To remove and replace a roof boot, shingles around the roof penetration must be removed, the roof boot must be replaced, and then (about 60-70% of the time) the
surrounding area must be reshingled.
There are many issues with this method of repair: Compromised shingles must be
replaced. Not only is the cost of the replacement shingles an issue, but there is also the potential for the existing shingles to be from a discontinued style, causing
The integrity of the roof is more likely compromised in the area of the repair.
Traditional roof boots last 5-7 years while the shingles last 25-30 years.
This means you would have 4 to 6 replacements over the life of the roof.
Most residential homes have anywhere from 2 to 6 roof penetrations calling for a roof boot.
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