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Old September 10th, 2012, 03:47 PM   #1
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My roof is leaking at one of the vent pipes above a bathroom. The rubber gasket looks like it is completely disintegrated. I patched it once last fall but it began to leak again (badly) during the storm Friday night. I got up on the roof yesterday and my patch job didn't hold up too well (I skipped out on that class while I was studying the liberal arts ).


I am thinking about just going to Home Depot and buying one of these type products: Perma-Boot

Advisable?

I am cheap, lazy, and unhandy and I am already going to have to have somebody out to fix the drywall damage and anything else above it that I cannot see before I cut the effected area out so if the boot is cheap, fast, and inexpensive, it sounds like a solution for me!
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Do you have home owners insurance up to date?
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Old September 10th, 2012, 03:49 PM   #3
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I am cheap, lazy, and unhandy and I am already going to have to have somebody out to fix the drywall damage and anything else above it that I cannot see before I cut the effected area out so if the boot is cheap, fast, and inexpensive, it sounds like a solution for me!
if you're hiring a drywaller, why not hire a roofer to get it done right the 1ST time? nothing like waiting to the next rain to find out whether or not the DIY fix worked.
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if you're hiring a drywaller, why not hire a roofer to get it done right the 1ST time? nothing like waiting to the next rain to find out whether or not the DIY fix worked.
Remember he is lazy. Much easier to toss a match
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Old September 10th, 2012, 04:26 PM   #5
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Lets see a picture without one it is a total guess why it is leaking.

Sliding a boot over the pipe will only stop the water from entering that is coming off your singles. You are going to put some caulk around that boot and when that cracks/fails your roof will leak again.

So it may work if your leak is coming off the singles and not under the flashing. REALLY good chance it is coming under the flashing btw. It will only fix it temporally unless you put a lot of tar around the boot which will look horrible.

A good fix that will not cost much more then that pos boot is to rip up some of your shingles around the pipe, install flashing that fully covers up the hole for the pipe, and ice shield on top of the flashing , then put down new shingles that somewhat match your old. You want the ice shield and shingles tight against the pipe. Tighter means less chance for leaks. For some more added security get some tar and a paintbrush and paint over any areas where water will run in around the pipe like on top of the ice shield and shingles. Use a piece of tape and tape off the pipe 4" or so above the flashing at the top. It will give a clean look and not leak. If you do not need to replace the flashing I don't see you having more then $100 in the repair by doing it your self.
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If you install it correctly and overlap the shingles as shown, it should work fine. That being said, I have not seen these used much so they may not be as great as they say.
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If your shingles are still flexable, the permaboot is an easy install. Just follow manufacturers directions, it should take less than an hour for the install.
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Have you tried the DYI site and see if they have a solution that would work for you? Sometimes, I find it useful.
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If your shingles are still flexable, the permaboot is an easy install. Just follow manufacturers directions, it should take less than an hour for the install.
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flex seal!!!!!!! roofer in a can.


what nuggets said.
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