Like many homeowners Gerry recently found out he had an all too common problem that caused his roof to leak. He noticed water stains on the ceiling in one of the bedrooms of his colonial home in Elyria, Ohio and went up into the attic to investigate. "My roof was leaking, I was in the attic walking across beams and the insulation was wet." The water was coming in around a stack pipe and when he got on the roof he was quickly able to see why. The rubber seal on the pipe boot "was dry, baked, you could flick it right off." It was obvious that the broken seal was the source of his leaking roof.
Unlike traditional pipe boot replacements, the Perma-Boot312 is quick and easy to install. "It's a revolutionary item, I love it! I don't need any tools." He chose the Perma-Boot312 because it's designed to provide long lasting protection from weather damage and will prevent leaks for many years to come. "This [product] is wonderful," Gerry tells me, "I worked in plastics and I know it will last for 100 years".
Keith Barns is just your average retired homeowner and admits he is "not much of a handyman", but that didn't stop him from installing the Perma-Boot312. After a heavy rain he noticed water stains in one of the bedrooms and assumed it was the result of a leak so he climbed up on the roof to investigate. What he found was that the pipe boot was so far deteriorated that it was "just an open hole around the pipe". He checked the other 3 pipe boots and found they had also broken down and were in need of repair.
The day the Perma-Boot312 was set to arrive the weather forecast was calling for rain and Keith explains to me that he was "sitting out on the porch waiting for the package to come hoping it wouldn't rain". When his order arrived he decided "I got to get this thing installed" and re-watched the installation videos before taking the first Perma-Boot312 onto his roof to install it. Within a few minutes he had the first boot installed, "it was so easy, I got the materials to do the other 3". All told he believes that the installation of the 4 Perma-Boots took about 20 minutes or less.
After 50 years of home ownership Keith was "tickled to death to get an answer to the problem...that will probably outlast me." The fact that the Perma-Boot312 was so easy to install "says a lot for the product, but I chose this one because I believed it would work". A very special thanks to Keith Barns for taking the time to share his story with me.
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