We received a call from someone needing roof repair  – saying there was a leak.

I’d like to share something with you. When it comes to roofs, most are not aware of this one simple maintenance tip, that when done, can save you thousands of dollars.

We completed a partial roof repair due to a vent cap that leaked, which caused thousands of dollars in repair. The installation of a new roof should last for 20 years. HOWEVER, every 8 to 10 years, I HIGHLY recommend replacing the Vent Caps. Replacing the vent caps is fairly inexpensive, however can save you thousands of dollars in the long run. Here’s a picture to show the amount of damage ONE leaky vent cap caused.

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You can see the extent of the damage this one vent cap caused and this is why I recommend you replace your vent caps every 8 – 10 years.

TIP for Home Buyers: If you are buying a home that is 8 to 10 years old, I would recommend you:

  • have the vent caps inspected or
  • just go ahead and replace them (my suggestion)

Here’s a picture of finished repair.

Roof Water Damage Repair due to Leaking Vent Cap

Roof Water Damage Repair

If you would like more info on inspecting your roof, Click Here.