Learn More About SquirrelGard™
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.
Easy, Fast & Effective
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.
- Damaged Lead Jack flashing replacement is NOT required.
- Shingle replacement is NOT required.
- Star cap prevents rain water from entering the plumbing vent
and therefore entering the waste water (or septic) system – estimated to as much as 10 gallons of water per vent per year!
- Interior screen or mesh material allows the free upward escape of sewer gas.
- Interior screen or mesh material prevents rodents, birds and other critters from entering into the vent stack.
- Prevents debris from entering plumbing vents.
- Allows access to plumbing vents to repair clogged drains.
- Fits any roof pitch.
- Durable, not plastic.
- Ready to paint to match your roof system color.
- Multiple sizes to fit standard plumbing vents.
- Custom sizes available.
Environmentally Friendly Product!
Durable, long-lasting and re-usable on multiple roof replacements. Eliminates rainwater from entering waste water treatment facilities. Saves lead jack ashings from Squirrel damage, reducing waste.
Squirrelgard is not made of plastic, so it won’t degrade in UV sunlight, like other products. It won’t crack or split in harsh weather. Forget the plastic imitations that require screwing into your lead jack, creating more opportunities for water to penetrate. Squirrelgard is durable and your most cost effective solution.
|SG2||26-Gauge Steel with Paint Grip Finish, Star Cap and Pipe. Pipe fitted with Epoxy/Rubber Seal for soft sealing connection.||Used for covering lead jack flashings with up to a 2 inch diameter.|
|SG3||26-Gauge Steel with Paint Grip Finish, Star Cap and Pipe. Pipe fitted with Epoxy/Rubber Seal for soft sealing connection.||Used for covering lead jack flashings with up to a 3 inch diameter.|
|SG4||26-Gauge Steel with Paint Grip Finish, Star Cap and Pipe. Pipe fitted with Epoxy/Rubber Seal for soft sealing connection.||Used for covering lead jack flashings with up to a 4 inch diameter.|
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 insulated air space surrounding the vents.