Whether installing replacement windows or a new roof, every component matters. When one part of your roof fails, others can also be affected. One of the most vital elements of your roof is the boot. It covers the pipe vents that run up from your kitchen and bathrooms.
Keep on reading to find out what a roof boot is and why it is important.
What’s a Roof Boot?
In your home, you’ll find vent pipes that let air enter the waste line of your plumbing system. This gives the needed pressure to push wastewater out of your home and into the sewer system. The vent pipes go from your kitchen and bathrooms and out through your roof. What covers the pipes are roof boots. This component keeps water and debris from entering your roof.
As the temperature and weather changes, your roof contracts and expands. This movement sometimes causes the boot to crack or pull away from the roof. Roof boots can also experience damage over time due to exposure to sun or weather extremes. Moreover, issues with your roof boot can allow water to enter your home and cause numerous problems, including rot and mold.
How Do You Take Care of Roof Boots?
Hiring a reputable provider of residential roofing services is key to long-lasting roof boots. Properly installed components tend to last longer. Regular roof maintenance can also help ensure all parts of the system are in good shape.
The most common signs of a damaged boot include water stains on ceilings and walls, cracked paint or wallpaper, and compromised shingles around the roof’s vent pipes. If you notice these things in your home or roof, contact a professional immediately.
Harmony Home Improvement is one of the area’s best roofing and deck contractors. We’re here to help with all your residential roofing needs. Call us at (860) 300-2361 or fill out our contact form to get a free estimate. We work with clients around New Haven, CT.