Your roof is composed of many different components that work together to keep your home secure and dry from the harsh elements. While not as noticeable as the shingles, the roof boot, which seals the vent pipe on the roof, is a crucial part of the system. But what role does it play? Fields Roof Service, Inc. shares an overview.
The Function of the Roof Boot
To better understand what a roof boot does, it’d be worth discussing pipe vents around your home. They allow air to enter the waste line of your home’s plumbing, creating pressure to direct wastewater from your property and into the sewers. They start from the kitchen and bathroom and exits through the roof, jutting out as a penetration. Roof boots are used to cover the ends of pipe vents to protect against air and moisture leakage.
The Importance of the Roof Boot
Keep in mind that your roofing system expands and contracts due to weather and temperature changes. This, unfortunately, can affect the roof boot, becoming susceptible to cracking and peeling that causes the seal around pipe vents to break. Soon, water intrusion may occur every time it rains, resulting in a leaky roof. That’s why roof boots are given the same attention as the rest of the roofing system. Through roof maintenance, you can be sure these are intact for your peace of mind.
Even if you only need a small repair and a regular maintenance plan, working with a reliable and dedicated roofing company like Fields Roof Service, Inc. can ensure that your roofing system is in good shape and will continue to protect your home. Count on us for your roof boot repair or replacement needs. Call us at (253) 852-4974, or fill out this contact form to get a free estimate. We serve homeowners in Kent, WA, and the surrounding communities.