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Customer Service gets thrown around a lot these days but no company that I have ever worked with has better customer service than Steve and his crew from Roofer911. He come out to our home on a Sunday to inspect our leaky roof, correctly diagnosed our problem and had his crew out the next day fixing it. We were very happy with the honesty, professionalism and quality of the work done. Steve followed through with us on the progress of the work and even discussed the pros and cons on making a claim on our home owners policy to cover the repairs. My wife is a former insurance agent, and she agreed with Steve, that you should only make an insurance claim if the amount of repairs are going to be very expensive - it isn't worth a claim on your insurance if you can afford the cost of repairs. If your roof is in need of repair or replacement and you're looking for a company that offers good quality work at a fair price and stresses customer service, I would highly recommend you call Roofer911.
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Furnace Stack Pipe Vent Problems Can Cause Roof Leaks

September 21, 2011 by - 1 Comments

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furnace stack pipe leak as seen by infrared in the attic spaceIf you are experiencing a wet spot in your house or insulation, it could be from the stack pipe which exhausts fumes from your furnace’s combustion out of the house. Fixing this issue will take input from a HVAC contractor and a roofing contractor.

 

When your HVAC person installed your furnace, they calculated several things to make sure the exhaust exits in an optimal fashion. When natural gas burns, the exhaust is wet, and comes out of your furnace hot. Ideally, this exits the flue at a correct temperature to prevent future deterioration of the exhaust pipes.

 

The exhaust comes out of the furnace at a certain speed, and each time the pipes take a bend, or if the pipe is too wide, or too long, it slows down the flow. The longer distance of pipe also means there is more metal that is absorbing the heat from the exhaust flowing through it. If the exhaust flow slows down too much, it basically is stagnating in the pipe, and cooling down. This is when trouble starts brewing leading to you needing roof repair. When the exhaust cools down, moisture and gas byproducts condense on the pipe, creating a mild acid that eats at your flue pipe, and you will see white deposits of zinc oxide on the pipe, especially at the seams. You need an HVAC person to adjust the furnace and a roofer will fix where your furnace stack pipe exits the roof, the source of your roof leak.

 

 

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1 Responses to "Furnace Stack Pipe Vent Problems Can Cause Roof Leaks"

air conditioner repair Dallas TX says:
March 19, 2012 at 8:30 PM


It is indeed true that problems in the furnace's stack pipes can cause roof leaks. In order to avoid this, homeowners should regularly check their furnace system so that situations such as this can be prevented. Preventive maintenance can also ensure that these systems are still functioning well.


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