A foolproof roofing solution is made up of a number of parts, and all of the layers of a roof must be working in perfect harmony to protect the contents of the building. Something as simple as a broken vent can cause thousands of dollars in damage.

Possible roof vent repair is a necessary item on the checklist whenever we do maintenance. Why? A leaking roof can severely damage your home in a number of ways. Once the water seeps in from the outside, water can waterlog the wooden foundation, destroy the plaster of your ceiling, and cause mold and mildew to grow. Mold can cause potential health problems, as well as the potential to destroy anything that you may be storing in your attic.

We’re not trying to scare you. We’re just trying to stress the importance of a structurally sound roof. Every part needs to be in 100% working order for the whole.

The Purpose of a Roof Vent

If you take a look at your roof, you’ll probably see a number of vent pipes coming out of the surface. The main job of a vent pipe is to allow gases from the kitchen and the bathroom to properly and safely exit the home. A well-built roof is not just the ‘top’ of the house. A vent must be properly ventilated for air exhaust and intake to balance; otherwise, problems with moisture and temperature can significantly shorten the lifespan of your roof or attic. One example is the formation of ice dams, which can seriously damage your home when they break apart.

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Roof Vent Pipe Boot Repair 

There are many causes that can lead to a leaking roof vent pipe boot. Sometimes the rubber boot will crack due to a very heavy storm or repeated exposure to inclement weather. Once the watertight seal breaks, moisture may enter the interior of your home. Some pipes have collars as well as a rubber boot. If a metal collar starts to rust, this is a sign that the collar is deteriorating and will eventually split. Preventative maintenance is important, as this is something that any reputable roof inspector will check for.

It’s not usually the glaring issues with a roof that cause the most damage. Missing shingles can play a part in the degradation of a roof, but cracked seals and pipe boots/collars have a way of damaging the structure like nothing else.

How We Repair South Florida Roof Vents

  1. First we’ll pry the roofing nails from the roof and remove the flashing while taking care not to damage the shingles that are above the flashing.
  2. We’ll replace the flashing and make sure that the area underneath the shingles are watertight. Galvanized roofing nails will be used to fasten the flashing on the bottom and both sides.
  3. We can use lead flashing to sidestep the issue of rubber boots cracking over time.
  4. After the new flashing is secured, we’ll apply a roofing sealant to make sure the shingles are secure and flush with the new nail heads.

During our roof vent repair, we’ll also make sure to check your roof for any other irregularities.

If you’re ready to make sure your roof vents are looking their best, give us a call today by visiting our contact page!

Signs That You Need Roof Air Vent Repair

There are some definite signs that you need roof air vent repair that you should pay attention to. Sometimes they can start off as very faint lines in the ceiling. Other times it will be a very small water stain on the wall or mold din your attic. If a roof is sealed without proper ventilation it can lead to hot air being stuck in that attic and a huge increase in your airconditioning bill.

Don’t let improper ventilation lead to rot and destroy your sheathing, insulation, framing, and ceilings. If you let a leak fester for a few months or a few years, it’ll end up seriously hurting your wallet. So, at the first sign of trouble such as a water spot in the wall or ceiling call a professional to help diagnose and solve your leaky roof problem.

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red metal roof with multiple air vents

An easy way to track a leak is if you have attic access. Sometimes going up there with a flashlight will be enough to find the leak. If there are black marks, mold, or water stains, it’s time to call the professionals. Other times, a leak can be much harder to find and repair.

Call Tornado Roofing for all of your roofing needs. We’ve been building, diagnosing, and repairing roofs for decades, and we’re here to help. Whether it’s a leak around a brick chimney, a leaky vent pipe, faulty flashings, or a small hole improperly filled with caulk, we have the know-how to get the job done. We’re here to solve your roofing woes.