Your plumbing system is equipped to move wastewater out of your home and into the sewer system where it belongs. It does this by using pressure coming from pipe vents, which are found in your kitchen and in your bathroom then run up through your roof. A roof boot covers the vent pipe, a part of the considerations during residential roof installation services.
The Roof Boot
The roof boot plays an important role in ensuring your plumbing system does the job of removing wastewater from your home. Without it, you will have a host of unhealthy problems.
Your roof is exposed to the elements 24/7, which means your roof boot is not likely to last forever. Movement can damage it, as can the presence of small animals that love to chew on roof boots. Apart from compromised effectiveness, a damaged roof boot can also cause a roof leak over time.
Inspecting Your Roof Boot for Damage
How do you know that your roof boot is working fine? First, you have to inspect it up close. If you’re not comfortable standing on a ladder, hire a professional to do it for you. You can have this done regularly and during a routine residential roof repair.
If you haven’t been able to pay any attention to your roof boot, chances are, it’s already experiencing plenty of deterioration. Some unscrupulous contractors might suggest some expensive fixes, but before you do anything, check your home for these signs:
The wallpaper in your kitchen or in your bathroom is peeling.
The paint on your walls or your ceiling is peeling or cracking.
The shingles around your vent pipes have a “puckered” appearance.
There are watermarks on your walls or on the ceiling.
There are different types of roof boots and several products that deal with their protection, such as roof boot sleeves. They won’t last forever but at least they may delay deterioration.
To be entirely sure that your roof boot is still in good condition, hire a professional to conduct a proper inspection.
Creative Construction Group can help ensure the quality of your roof booth. We offer both residential and commercial roof replacement, repair and inspection. If you think your roof has problems, call us today at (815) 459-1750 or fill out our contact form for a consultation. We can work with you in Rockford, IL, and nearby areas.