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Question DetailsAsked on 5/4/2015

What is the average Cost to lower the rain collar on roof? Do I need a roofer for this job?

The rain collar on roof was never lowered on top of the water heater flue pipe. This is causing rain water infiltration and I see water stains on Sheetrock ceiling where the flue pipe penetrates the ceiling.

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Might have actually been right originally - I have seen these migrate up the pipe under rocking in the wind if they are not caulked around the pipe or duct a bit with silicone caulk after installation.

Pretty much all the ones I have seen (assuming the roof jack at the roof penetration itself is in place) you can just slide down the duct - most are slip-over type. Otherwise, Roofer is a good choice - better for sealing roof leaks than an HVAC contractor, and can also seal/repair your roof jack if that is leaking.

I would also take a look in the attic to be sure there is no water damage to framing, though for this type of leak commonly not real major, so just runs down the duct to the first place something touches it.

Answered 4 years ago by LCD

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