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Common Roof Leak Repairs: Vent Pipe Repairs

Common Roof Leak Repairs: Vent Pipe Repairs

If you look at your home’s roof, you’re likely to see several vent pipes protruding from the flat surfaces. These vent pipes allow gases to safely exit your home. The gases originate in bathrooms and kitchens, travel up through the venting pipe, and exit the home where the pipe empties above the roof.

Common Roof Leak Repairs: Vent Pipe Repairs

When trying to pinpoint the source of a roof leak, you’ll need to examine your vent pipes. Occasionally, vent pipe leaks can occur at the collar surrounding the base of the vent pipe where it breaks through the surface of the roofing material. These collars consist of a metal base, generally made out of aluminum, and a rubber boot integrated into the top of the collar.

The collar’s job is to create a tight seal, keeping rainwater and debris from getting into your attic. Over time, through exposure to the sun and harsh weather, the rubber boot may wear out and deteriorate or split. When this occurs, rainwater can seep in between the rubber boot and the vent pipe and accumulate in your home, causing damage. If the rubber boot collar is cracked or damaged, it will need to be replaced.

Common Roof Leak Repairs: Vent Pipe Repairs

Not all collar leaks are due to bad rubber boots, of course. Water can also enter your home if the roof vent itself has been disrupted. During a rainstorm, some rain will fall directly into the open end of the vent pipe. This rainwater makes its way down the vent and ultimately to your home’s sewer line. If there are leaks in the elbows or joints on this line, water can seep out and cause interior damage.

Need Roof Leak Repairs?

For problems like these, you’ll need the help of an roofing contractor experienced in roof leak repairs. They have the knowledge required to accurately diagnose and repair any issues with your vents.

Contact the experts at All Roofing Solutions, your Delaware & Pennsylvania roofing repair specialists. We’re here to help with all your roofing needs, and are available to assist you with roof leak repairs, new installations and roofing upgrades.

To schedule your free consultation, call 302-725-ROOF (7663) in Delaware or 610-551-ROOF (7663) in Pennsylvania. Contact us today and receive a discount of 15% off any roofing repair job.

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7 Comments

  1. Posted May 16, 2012 at 3:25 pm | Permalink

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  2. Posted May 25, 2012 at 6:00 am | Permalink

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  3. Posted October 16, 2012 at 11:57 pm | Permalink

    We are often seeing moisture damage in roofs, because people do not inspect their roofs regularly. By getting on problems quick, expensive roof repair can be avoided. A simple roof inspection 3 or 4 times a year, can save a homeowner thousands of dollars in repair. This post is a good reminder for individuals to do this.

  4. Posted January 8, 2013 at 8:11 pm | Permalink

    Common Roof Leak Repairs: Vent Pipes http://t.co/Wr68Ta5m @AllRoofingSol Rainwater can seep in between rubber boot & vent pipe, cause damage

  5. Posted March 5, 2013 at 9:00 pm | Permalink

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  6. Posted February 18, 2014 at 12:55 pm | Permalink

    Press the blister to check if moisture is expelled.
    Installers usually need to bolt solar panels onto the roof, which requires drilling through the roof and can violate its warranty.
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  7. Posted February 18, 2014 at 1:14 pm | Permalink

    Plan on fixing all of the cracks or seam separations,
    even the areas that haven’t yet begun to leak. They inspect roofs to determine where
    the problem lies and decide whether it needs repair or replacement.
    Whenever a roof leaks, it may possibly be brought on due to poor craftsmanship rather than supplies.
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