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Pipe Boots & Collars

Pipe Boots & Collars: Sealing the Gaps for Leak-Free Roofs

Pipe boots and collars play a crucial role in preventing water intrusion around pipes and vents that penetrate through the roof. These specialized rubber or metal fittings form a watertight seal, ensuring your roofing projects remain dry and protected.

What are Pipe Boots and Collars?

  • Pipe Boots: Flexible, cone-shaped flashings made of rubber or neoprene that slide over pipes.
  • Pipe Collars: Metal bases with a rubber or neoprene boot attached, often used for larger pipes or for retrofitting over existing flashing.

Why are Pipe Boots and Collars Important?

Roof penetrations are particularly susceptible to leaks if not properly sealed. Pipe boots and collars provide the following benefits:

  • Leak Prevention: Creates a watertight barrier around pipes and vents, preventing water damage to the roof's underlayment and structure.
  • Adaptability: Pipe boots and collars come in various sizes to accommodate different pipe diameters.
  • Longevity: When properly installed, pipe boots and collars can last for many years, protecting your roof from costly repairs.

Choosing the Right Pipe Boots & Collars

Consider the following factors when selecting pipe boots and collars for your roofing projects:

  • Material: Choose between neoprene or metal, considering durability, flexibility, and cost.
  • Pipe Size: Ensure a proper fit by measuring the pipe diameter and selecting the appropriate boot or collar size.
  • Climate: In extreme climates, opt for materials with greater resilience against harsh weather conditions.
  • Roof Slope: Certain collar styles might be better suited for specific roof pitches.

Installation Tips

Proper installation of pipe boots and collars is essential for their effectiveness. Follow these tips:

  • Clean Surface: Ensure the roof around the pipe is clean before installation.
  • Adhesive and Sealant: Use appropriate roofing adhesive and sealant for a watertight seal.
  • Secure Fastening: Properly nail or screw the collar base to the roof deck for secure attachment.

Division 7 Supply: Your Source for Quality Pipe Boots & Collars

At Division 7 Supply, we stock a variety of pipe boots and collars from trusted brands to suit your roofing needs. Our team is available to assist you in finding the right products and provide guidance on proper installation.

Protect your roofs from leaks with our selection of pipe boots and collars. Contact us today to place your order!

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