The Most Common Signs of Peoria Roof Boot Problems
Vent pipes and chimneys intersecting with your home’s roof create a special problem: They create an oddly shaped opening that is not easily sealed. Roof boots are often used to cover pipes and other openings, and they are sealed around the edges to create complete protection against water and other damaging elements — that is when they are properly installed.
Water can leak through these openings for months without you knowing that there is a problem. Mold can be forming in your insulation and behind your walls, creating a serious health threat for your family.
It is important that you keep a close watch for any signs of roof boot problems and call a Peoria roofer right away if you spot them. By getting expert roof repair quickly, you will protect your home and your family. Here are a few of the most common signs that there is a problem with the roof boot:
Peeling WallpaperCracked or Peeling Paint
Moisture damage can also cause the paint to pull away from the drywall, which can result in either cracking or peeling. If you pull the paint away, you may see the water spot, but you may not see the spot on top of the paint.
Look at your walls and your ceilings for signs of problems with the paint.
Visible Water Marks
Visible water marks are what you most likely expect to see when there is a leak. Water marks can appear grey or brown, and they can appear on the walls or ceiling in any part of your home. Water can travel down the roof away from the source of the leak, so the water marks can show up far from where the roof boot is located.
Once the roof boot pulls away from the shingles, it can create an opening for water to go under the shingles and warp them. You may see puckering in the shingles around the roof boot.
Shingles that are no longer attached to the roof boot are also free to move more, and they may warp with the expansion and contraction that happens as a result of temperature changes. These changes can be extreme during the Arizona summer and fall, which can see a swift change from extreme heat to much cooler temps when monsoons roll in. Contact your roofing contractor for a Peoria shingle roof inspection or repair.
You may not see the water damage from the leak, but you will certainly smell it. The water will encourage the growth of mold and mildew, which will put off a foul stench. Even if you are lucky enough to avoid the threat of mold and mildew, you will certainly smell the musty odor of the trapped water.
You can try to suss out the source of the smell yourself, but you would be better off hiring a roofer to find it and the leak.
If you notice any of these signs of a problem with your roof boots, you need to get your Peoria roof repaired immediately. Allowing the problem to go unchecked can create extensive damage that threatens your home, your family, and your pocketbook.
Call Arizona Native Roofing for an inspection as soon as you suspect there is a problem with your roof boot or there is another leak. We can perform emergency roof repair as well as routine maintenance to add years to the life of your roof and protect your home. Contact us today to talk with an experienced roofer.
Jason Swim -- Owner
24008 N. 104th Avenue
Peoria, Arizona 85383
Genre: Home Repair