Early Bird Roof Siding Repair
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ROOF VENT REPAIR

We have a lot to offer. Our services : (ROOF REPAIR - CHIMNEY REPAIR - ROOF VENT REPAIR - SHINGLE REPAIR - FLASHING REPAIR - GUTTER REPAIR - SIDING REPAIR - VENT BOOT REPLACEMENT - GUTTER CLEANING).

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EARLY BIRD ROOF SIDING REPAIR
NAPERVILLE ROOF VENT REPAIR

Replace the Roof Vent Pipe Flashing
The steps to remove the old roof vent flashing and install a new one is simple:

Pry up the roofing nails used to attach the old flashing.
Gently lift up the shingles above the flashing.
Lift the flashing off the vent pipe.
Slide the new flashing over the vent pipe.
Tuck the uphill part of the flashing under the shingles.
Fasten the new flashing with galvanized roofing nails.
Apply a dab of roofing sealant to the nail heads and bottom tabs of the shingles that were disturbed.
The entire job takes less than 15 minutes. It seems easy and it is, unless you have a high and steep roof like mine. A 40 foot ladder is necessary to reach the roof from the ground and I’m not comfortable working so close to the edge of the roof. Time to hire a professional roofer but none were available on short notice. What to do?

I got lucky and noticed a roofing crew working in the neighborhood. I asked the foreman if I his crew would install the new vent flashing. He said they were almost finished with the current job and could send someone over in 45 minutes. He asked if I had the new vent flashing, I said yes and showed him the Oatey No-Caulk flashing. He said he would install my flashing and add a rubber rain collar for extra protection for $50. The Oatey 14206 2-Inch Rain Collar is available from Amazon.

Two men from the roofing crew a short while later as promised. They setup a 16 foot ladder by the garage and bear crawled up the hip ridges with a big block of foam rubber (couch cushion) wearing regular tennis shoes with amazing agility! The roofer is getting into position to begin work:


The roofer pried up the nails and is removing the old vent pipe flashing. The block of foam rubber grips the roof so he doesn’t fall. The new flashing is tucked under the edge of shingle above him so it’s doesn’t slide away:

The new flashing is slide over the pipe, tucked under the shingles on the high side, and nailed to the roof.

MasterSeal NP 1 polyurethane sealant is applied to the nail heads and bottom tabs of the roof shingles that were raised to install the flashing. This makes everything waterproof and ensures the shingles are glued to the next row so they won’t be lifted by the a strong wind.

EARLY BIRD ROOF SIDING REPAIR
Call us at 630-300-1509