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Nashville Home Inspections - What's Wrong With This Picture? 10-29-12
Nashville Home Inspections - What's Wrong With This Picture?  10-29-12
Please look at the photo below.  I found this on a roof at a plumbing vent penetration.  What's wrong?
HINT:  Do-It-Yourselfers love duct tape.

ANSWER:  The neoprene composite boot for residential plumbing vent penetrations is good for only 7-8 years before they start to crack due to the effects of sun and rain.  There is a cheap fix available at most home supply stores that is a boot sleeve that simply slips down on top of the damaged boot.  You cannot see the damaged boot in the photo above because a do-it-yourselfer solved the problem with some duct tape.  At least they used black duct tape so it looks like the composite boot.  But soon this amateur repair will fail also because tape does poorly in sun and rain as well.  And speaking of failing, when we see this installation, we make a note to check below this area in the attic to see if there is evidence of water intrusion.  After all, most folks would not make this effort with the tape unless there was an event that drew there attention, right?  Look at the photo below to see what we found in the ... more

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