The shingles take up the most visible areas of your roof, but they are from being its only component. A standard roofing system is actually made up of a layer of components working together to prevent weather damage to your home. One of these often overlooked parts is the roof boot, which is the special rubber cover sealing the pipe on top of your roof. MHI Roofing, the trusted roof repairing company, shares what makes this component essential.

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What is a Roof Boot?

Every home has pipe vents that allow air to enter the plumbing system’s waste line. Using the necessary pressure, they relocate wastewater out of your home and into the sewer system. These pipe vents typically run up through your kitchen and bathroom and out through your roof. To ensure that indoor air and moisture don’t leak into your home, these vents are covered with a roof boot.

Why is a Roof Boot Essential?

Roofing systems expand and contract because of changes in weather and temperature. All of this movement in your roof can negatively affect the roof boot, causing it to crack or peel up. This, in turn, breaks the seal around the vent pipes. When this happens, water can easily seep into your roof system during a downpour, resulting in leaks. Given how even a simple roof leak can result in property damage and a weakened home structure, you’ll need to make sure the roof boots remain intact. You can count on premier new roof contractors, like MHI Roofing, for this.

Since 1979, MHI Roofing has delivered only the highest quality roofing solutions to Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and Ohio communities. We achieve complete client satisfaction through exceptional workmanship backed by decades of experience. We’ll have our trained and experienced crew evaluate the overall condition of your roofing system, which includes a checkup of its roof boots. Should we discover they’re compromised, we’ll perform the appropriate solution to ensure your roof and home are dry and leak-free. 

Look no further than MHI Roofing for the best in roofing and exterior services. Expect only a stress-free experience when you choose us. We proudly serve the areas in and around McDonald, PA, Streetsboro, OH, and Morgantown, WV. Call us today at (412) 831-9991 or fill out this contact form to schedule your consultation.