This is a very important post for home owners and buyers to read. The subject is roof vents. Thank you to Clint Mckie of Desert Sun Home Inspections in Carlsbad, New Mexico for the post. Please leave comments on Clint's original post.
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Roof's out of sight, out of mind? In most cases, yes.
As everyone knows there are a lot of roofs out there. Each and every home has at least one on the top of it.
It may sound funny talking about what everyone already knows. But the fact is, the roof is one of the most neglected parts of a home.
Here is a home that had a new roof installed just five years ago. But the standpipes did'nt get the upgrade.
Was this to save money? Unknown. When a new roof is installed, have the boots replaced as well as the roofing components. Everything on the roof should be the same age as the new roof installed.
This boot was not replaced when the new roof was installed. Notice the color of the sealant used on the shingles for a seal, then look at the sealant used on the pipe it's self. A lot older than the shingle sealer.
This is just a couple of examples of how a roof was installed but not installed correctly.
When ever you are having a new roof installed, specify you want to have new boots installed at time the new roof is being installed. All boots should be the same age as the new roof.