With SquirrelGard™, shingle replacement is not required. You can install SquirrelGard™ directly over damaged lead jacks for a complete repair. And, the device still allows access to plumbing vents for repairs.
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Preventing debris from entering plumbing vents is another benefit of SquirrelGard™, which fits any roof pitch and comes in three different sizes. The device also keeps rain water from entering through plumbing vents and septic or waste water systems.
Best of all, SquirrelGard™ is super easy to install. All you need is a hammer, caulk and spray paint to match your roof. The whole process takes just minutes and can save you thousands of dollars in costly repairs.
SquirrelGard™ is a protective device for a plumbing vent stack with a lead jack flashing. The lead jack flashing is a weatherproofing cover formed substantially of a lead material permanently secured over the plumbing vent stack. SquirrelGard™ completely covers the exposed surface of the lead jack flashing to prevent chewing, teeth sharpening/filing, and damage to the waterproofing qualities of the lead jack by squirrels.
A separate wire screen (hardware cloth) covers the base of the lead jack to prevent damage from squirrels to the base of the lead jack flashing. SquirrelGard™ is most suitable as a repair method, as it can be installed over an already damaged lead jack flashing and not require replacement of the lead jack, or violation (removal and replacement) of the surrounding existing roofing shingles. The product is designed for ease of installation by a homeowner or handyman without any technical roofing training. SquirrelGard™ is easily placed over the lead jack flashing and provides not only a water proof vent, but also continuous protection from squirrels that need to file their teeth.
SquirrelGard™ features a four-sided star cap on the top of the cylindrical sleeve that provides the waterproofing mechanism for a damaged lead jack flashing when utilized in a repair situation.
The upper end of SquirrelGard™ protective sleeve includes an end piece having a screen to allow free upward escape of sewer gas and to prevent, rodents, rats, and other critters such as roaches, birds and snakes from entering the vent stack itself. Routinely, such unwanted critters manage to climb down the vent stack, through the sewer trap and into the dwelling through a toilet, sink or drain area. Nests and dead animals trapped in the vent will also cause obvious plumbing problems. The cover also prevents pollen and leaves from entering the vent stack.
SquirrelGard™ can be easily removed by a plumbing contractor in the event of a drain clog or backup to access the plumbing vent with a clean-out apparatus.
SquirrelGard™ features a slanted /angular bottom on the cylindrical sleeve to facilitate a roof slope. As SquirrelGard™ does not require an exact fit at the bottom of the flashing, the angle is based on a 6/12 pitch and can facilitate all roof pitches. The bottom of SquirrelGard™ has an epoxy/rubber seal to provide a soft sealing connection and not damage the soft lead jack flashing flange when in contact.
SquirrelGard™ Tip for Best Results: Paint the SquirrelGard™ and Base Screen to match/blend with the roofing system before installing. Allow to dry as necessary.
SquirrelGard™ is available in cylindrical widths to facilitate the various sizes of currently installed lead jack flashings used on the various sizes of plumbing vents.
SquirrelGard™ is made of a 26-gauge steel with a paint grip finish. The material is not subject to damage from squirrels sharpening/filing their teeth. The finish
provides for painting to match the color of roofing shingle.
Approximately 10 gallons of rain water per year enters each plumbing vent stack adding substantially to the needs of the waste water treatment facilities of municipalities.
SquirrelGard™ will prevent rain water from entering the plumbing vent and therefore entering the waste water (or septic) system.
SquirrelGard™ protects plumbing vents/lead jack flashings on the roof from the effects of snow and ice by providing an insulative air space surrounding the vents.
Always be sure that you practice all necessary safety precautions when accessing your roof. Always be sure your ladder is secure before ascending to your roof. For more details on ladder safety, go to the Occupational Safety and Hazard Administration (OSHA) website at http://www.osha.gov/SLTC/etools/construction/falls/4ladders.html