What does roofing have to do with plumbing?

Did you know that the majority of the pipe coming out of your roof is plumbing related? The pipes are vent pipes connected to the pipes that waste exit your home.  Recently, we had a hailstorm that damaged many roofs and cars in the area. Bear pointed out to me this weekend that most of the roofers are not repairing or replacing the vent flashings on the roof.  roof piping this is what you do NOT want

This is what you do not want your pipes to look like on your roof.  The rubber will deteriorate over time.

I said “so, what does that have to do with us?”  We too will be having a new roof installed in the upcoming weeks due to this damage but our vent flashings will be new.  We are using a local roofer from the area, not one of these fly by night roofing companies that travel from out of state to take advantage of unaware clients.

The plumbing piping coming out of the roof provides the atmospheric pressure needed to flush waste from your home to the public sewer system or septic system, and help keep the smell of sewer gases out of your house.   If you are paying thousands of dollars for a new roof, make sure you’re using a credible company who is including the vent flashings along with the new roof.   Request lead flashings for these vent pipes.  The biggest concern you will have with lead pipes would be squirrels eating them.  squirrel

Should you have any questions regarding ventilation piping or any other plumbing need please do not hesitate to call us at 281.350.BEAR (2327)!!


About theplumbersbride

Born & raised in Houston TX Devoted wife of a master plumber and mother of three. One of my favorite quotes is. Those who bring sunshine into the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves.
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2 Responses to What does roofing have to do with plumbing?

  1. Susan Stuhr says:

    Would you be able to recommend any roofing companies to folks? Ie the one you are using 😉

    Sent from my iPhone


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