When your roof was installed each vent pipe received a flexible boot to seal water around the round surface of the vent pipe.
Shingling around a roof vent.
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Next hammer in a nail every few inches to secure the vent to your roofing structure.
An aluminum ridge vent has a mushroom shaped profile combined with a wide flange on both sides that sits on top of the roof shingles.
This cap features both a back draft damper and bird screen preventing outside air from entering the home and birds and small pests from entering duct work.
From the roof the roofer will cut away shingles and underlayment and use a saber saw to cut a hole the same size as the diameter of the vent.
The use of the correct sized vent boot as flashing will help to ensure a watertight seal.
Secure any loose shingles around the area with nails.
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It is compatible with 3 or 4 ductwork and includes a 3 to 4 adapter for convenience.
And over time many vent pipe boots get hard and brittle as the punishing hot and cold cycles of sun snow and ice take a toll on your roof.
A roofer will from the attic mark a spot near the ridge of the roof he may first use nails from the attic to mark preferred spots between two rafters.
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Slide the top and sides of your vent underneath the surrounding shingles and leave the bottom side of the vent exposed and laying over the shingles.
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Installing a new shingles on your roof is not a complex project.
These boots vary in quality flexibility and longevity.
However in order to ensure that the roof is watertight it is important that the shingles and flashing are installed properly around a vent pipe or drain stack.
Vent pipes vary in size.