When a new roof is done right, every accessory will outlast the shingles. A quality roofing contractor will use lead plumbing jack flashings for superior endurance. They can then be painted to match your roof for a beautifully finished product. If your roofing contract did not specify “lead” plumbing vent flashings, you probably got “Auto Caulks” which are neoprene boots that go around and flash your plumbing vents to the roof. In the hot Texas summer sun, they will last 5-7 years before causing leaks in your roofing system.
Lead roof flashings have many advantages when it comes to sealing a roof against leaks. Lead is used because it is one of the most durable and flexible metals that exists. Lead can expand and contract with varying temperatures, meaning that it can adapt to maintain the efficiency of your installed flashing. It is perfect to use on houses that are open to a variety of elements and different atmospheric temperatures. This means that during an intense summer or cold winter, there will be no need to call a repair man in for cracks or melting.
And use SquirrelGard™ to protect your Lead Jack Flashings!