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Leaky Flues

March 10th, 2008 · No Comments

Have you ever had a leak in your attic despite having fairly new shingles? Leaks will develop around flues and flashing much sooner than they will on the shingles themselves. It is necessary to have flashing at flue vents and plumbing vents. The flashing is necessary to make the transition from round pipe to shingled roof. Basically the flashing wraps itself around the pipe and then weaves itself into the shingles. If there is a leak it usually occurs where the flashing wraps around the pipe. In this video Preston Sandlin of Home Inspection Carolina in Charlotte NC shows two flues in the same attic leak. This is a common problem. The fix for this is to apply a heat resistent sealant around the round part of the pipe where it meets the flashing part.

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