Tag: roof repair

Pipe Collar Repair

Have you ever wondered what the pipes extruding through the top of your roof were? In most cases they are plumbing vents. They are there to allow the water in your plumbing to flow smoothly. They typically range in size from about 2″- 4″, and are sealed water tight with a pipe collar or boot. The most common flashing consist of an aluminum base with a rubber gasket that seals tightly around the vent. Unfortunately, while the aluminum base will last a lifetime, the rubber gasket has a much shorter lifespan and can crack and deteriorate, when exposed to the elements, in just a few short years. Cracked or damaged pipe collars will leak water into your attic and cause mold & mildew to grow, or if left alone long enough, can cause even more signification water damage.

When we complete gutter cleanings for our customers, we always check the condition of each pipe collar. If a pipe collar is damaged we can generally repair it right there on the spot for a minimal cost to the homeowner. This is because we carry replacement rubber gaskets on all of our trucks. By replacing the damaged part of the pipe collar only, we are able to complete the repair quickly and easily, preventing costly water damage while also saving the customer money.

Damaged Pipe Collar

Damaged Pipe Collar

Repaired Pipe Collar

Repaired Pipe Collar

Small Repair, Big Savings!

At a leaf protection installation and gutter cleaning in Silver Spring  Maryland, our technician noticed a penetration in the homeowners roof. Our technician was able to seal the penetration with a high quality sealant. This small repair could save thousands of dollars in water damage, and we were able to complete the repair at no additional cost to the homeowner.

Roof damage

Roof damage

Roof Repair

Roof Repair