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A Real-Life Example of the Importance of Regularly Inspecting Plastic Vents

Updated: Jan 15, 2023

As a professional roofer, I recently had the opportunity to visit a home in Aldergrove for a routine roof inspection. During the inspection, I noticed something that caught my attention - a cracked plastic vent. This vent, which is located near the peak of the roof, is designed to provide ventilation for the attic and prevent moisture buildup. However, as it was cracked, it was allowing water to seep through and cause a leak inside the home.

The homeowner was unaware of the problem and was surprised to learn that this small vent could cause such a big issue. After further inspection, it was clear that the crack had been caused by exposure to extreme temperatures over time. The plastic had expanded and contracted repeatedly, causing it to weaken and develop a crack.

This real-life example highlights the importance of regularly inspecting your roof, including the plastic vents. These vents may seem small and insignificant, but they play a crucial role in preventing moisture buildup and leaks. It's essential to keep an eye on the condition of these vents and to have them repaired or replaced as soon as any signs of damage are noticed.

If you're not comfortable inspecting your roof yourself, it's best to call a professional roofer to do it for you. They have the experience and expertise to identify potential issues and take the necessary steps to fix them.

Regular maintenance of your roof is crucial to avoid costly repairs and prolong the life of your roof. Don't neglect the importance of checking your plastic vents, they may look small but they can cause big problems if not properly taken care of.

As a roofer I always recommend to my clients to schedule regular roof inspections, it's a small investment that can save you big headaches in the future, and it's also a great way to keep your roof in top condition.

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