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What is a Roof Pipe Boot?

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Let’s talk shop, specifically about roof pipe boots. 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.

Where Are Pipe Boots Located?

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 flashing or rubber collars around them. These are pipe boots 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?

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Without a doubt, lead pipe boots are superior to plastic boots. Although plastic 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 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 systems. 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.



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