Quarve Contracting
Friday 17 October 2014

Roof Repair Before Winter: Fixing Those Leaking Vent Pipes

Posted by at 9:00 AM

10oct01b2a14Is your roof ready for more of this? Your roof is a crucial part of protecting your home, and when it comes to having leaks, you do not want to wait it out through the winter - you want to make sure that you get the leaks fixed - and get them fixed fast. The roof is one of the most important places of your home and it should not go neglected. One leak in the roof can lead to a larger leak throughout the entire home that will need more than just a small repair - you might need an entire roof replacement as well as other structural repairs.  One area to pay particular attention to is where a vent pipe protrudes through the roof. How Do the Roof Leaks Around Vent Pipes Start? Leaking will start when the materials are damaged or moved somehow due to the weather, remodeling, or other situation.  They can also happen if flashing around the pipes isn't installed properly.  Leaking around vent pipes is something that can cause a serious problem. You need to make sure that you’re not leaving wide gaps between your roof and the vent pipe - this is where the water is going to come through. Water enters through the flanges around the pipe, down the hole that is put in the roof for the vent pipe.  It usually accumulates in the attic. After some time, this water will eventually make its way through the ceilings and down the walls, causing an assortment of problems for you, your family and your home. This is why it is so important to check out any leaks as you see evidence such as a stain on your ceiling, or if you might suspect that there may be a leak. Leaks around vent pipes should be repaired as soon as they are noticed.  A leaky vent pipe can lead to pest infiltration, mold, mildew and an assortment of other problems. Make sure your roof is ready for another Minnesota winter.  Call us here at Quarve to fix that leak around your vent pipe, as well as take a look at the roof on your home. You want to make sure that water isn’t getting in where it shouldn’t be. We are your Minneapolis area roofing specialists, and we are here to help. Get your roof repaired now before the snow hits, melts and causes further damage to the roof! Make sure to check the gutters while you're up there - these are an important part of protecting your home from water damage as well. Quarve Contracting is a full-serviced licensed MN exterior home remodeling contractor serving the entire Minneapolis and St. Paul metro area.  We provide such services as roof repair and replacement, siding installation, and gutters.   To get a check-up of your roof before winter, give us a call at 736.785.1472.