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Roof Pipe Boot: What and Why

Let’s talk home improvement, specifically about a roof pipe boot. Here is what they are, where they’re located, why you need them, and which type is best suited for your Texas home. Because really, you might need to know this someday.

Whether you’re Googling how to inspect your roof or planning on working with a roof professional for your repairs, you might hear the term pipe boots and wonder…what are those?

Step outside for a moment and take a look at your roof. You’ll probably see a few pipes with roof flashing or rubber collars around them. This is a roof pipe boot and they’re installed to waterproof your plumbing vent pipes to prevent leakage. While there are other types of vent boots such as retrofitted or copper, plastic and lead pipe boots are the most common in residential roof applications.

Are Lead Pipe Boots Better Than Plastic?

Roof Pipe Boot Leak

Without a doubt, lead pipe boots are superior to plastic boots. Although plastic perma boot is more economical, they have to be replaced every 5-7 years. In the blazing Texas sun, plastic boots have a tendency to dry out and crack and that means, guess what? A leak is in your roof’s future.

Lead Roof Pipe Boot is for Life

Heritage Construction is committed to using the highest quality materials, and lead pipe boots will outlast your home. This is why we ONLY use lead boots in our roofing system installations. Our lifetime roof warranty ensures you’re protected. You won’t have to worry about boot replacement or bother Googling more information about it again.

While some people can successfully change their roof pipe boots, it’s always good to have a professional roofer on your side. Contact us today for a free roof inspection, and let’s put some lead on those pipes.


  • ash green

    Awesome! No words. You always go one step beyond.

  • Ron harden

    I guess it would be best to talk to a Roof Expert/Contractor when dealing with Roof Pipes.

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