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What Are Roof Boots?

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Roof boots are a crucial component of any roofing system. They come in various types and can be used on a variety of residential roofing systems. They are often installed around vents, chimneys, pipes, and other parts of the roof where water intrusion is more than likely to occur. Read on as we share an overview of all you need to know about roof boots.

What Are Roof Boots?

Types of Roof Boots

Roof boots are typically made of rubber, metal, and plastic. Each type has its advantages and disadvantages depending on the application and the type of roofing material used, such as rubber or cedar roofing.

Rubber boots are often used for flat roofs because they can stretch over different penetrations easily, while metal boots are better suited for steep-sloped roofs and offer more stability. Plastic roof boots are lightweight and easy to install, but they don’t provide the same adequate protection against water intrusion as the other two materials.

Benefits of Roof Boots

Roof boots offer many benefits. We list a few examples below:

  • Protection of Roof Edge. Roof boots are designed to protect the edge of the roof from extreme temperatures, ultraviolet rays, and other elements. They are installed over the penetration to provide a barrier between them and the roofing material. This prevents any water or debris from getting inside, which can lead to leaks
  • Protection Against Water Damage. Roof boots create a watertight seal that protects the roof and its underlying structure from water damage. As such, they keep moisture out of vulnerable areas, preventing leaks and other costly repairs in the future.
  • Increased Energy Efficiency. Installing roof boots can also increase the energy efficiency of a home or building. The boot helps to insulate against cold air infiltration, reducing heating and cooling requirements effectively. This, in turn, can significantly reduce your energy bills.

If you require a roof boot installation or other roofing services, you can count on Neumann Construction in Brainerd, MN. Our team of experienced professionals can help you choose the right roof boot for your needs and install it properly. We also offer a variety of other roofing services and materials, including cedar and rubber roofing, to keep your home or business in top condition. Call us today at (218) 270-0009, or fill out our online contact form.