Dr Phillips/Windermere Roofer; Repairing Leaks in Vent Pipe Flashing

May 12, 2019

Is your Orange County roof up to the latest codes? Definitely something worth thinking about with hurricane season just around the corner. Especially, if damage occurs and it’s not up to code, you may end up paying much of the repair cost out of pocket!

Building codes here in Florida have undergone significant changes in recent years. Including exact spacing for fasteners, synthetic felt underlayment, and roof ventilation. 

For instance, take this neoprene plumbing flashing. It didn’t take long for it to succumb to external conditions. Now the owner of this home is dealing with leaks and mold.

Vents are an important element of every roof. They allow an exchange of air, necessary for proper insulation. Some look like small twirling turbines, others just like pipes popping up out of the roof. They are important to promote energy efficiency, helping reduce how hard your air conditioner has to work on hot summer days.

But over time the intense heat, poor installation, and even animals, can break down the flashing around the vents, cracking can lead to leaks and significant damage.

Not all products are made for Florida’s climate, where the temperature in the attic can easily reach over 120 degrees!

The vent pipe’s collar surrounds the base, where it meets the surface of the roofing material. It is the culprit of many roof leaks. Typically made from a metal base and a rubber boot, the tight seal of the collar is designed to keep debris and rainwater from entering the attic. Our harsh weather and intense heat from the sun causes the rubber boot to deteriorate. Eventually the vent pipe collars become rusty and cracks. Allowing water to seep into the attic and interior walls of your home.

Whether your roof has damage, leaking or showing signs of age, the professionals at Schick Roofing can help you make the best cost effective solution for your roof. With the right products and quality installation, your roof will protect your home for decades.

Our goal is to provide affordable and professional roofing service to both residential homes and commercial business throughout the Dr. Phillips and Southwest Orlando area. We are proud to offer accurate and honest roof assessments at an affordable price.

We value every customer and offer accurate and affordable long term solutions. We never have any hidden fees.
Contact Schick Roofing today for more information