David Goodwin
11/25/2015
I have purchased an older home with a poorly installed 5-V homeowner installed roof...no flashing was used. The roof is an 11 in 12 pitch and I an having difficulty finding boots for the 2" and 3" pipe roof penetrations. The standard rubber boots that I can find at local metal roof materials companies will not conform to the steep pitch, without seriously distorting the rubber boot. I am looking for a rubber boot that is not "centered", but rather off-set to accommodate the steep pitch. Where do I look ?
Eric Novotny
An informed customer is the Best Customer!
11/25/2015
http://www.deks.com.au/products/plumbing-roofing/dektite-metal-roof/ Pretty standard application for metal roofs. I would cover it with a PermaBoot too. Helps protect it from the UV.
David Goodwin
11/25/2015
Thanks for the reply, but that is what I have tried to use, with poor results. There is not enough rubber in the boot to bend and accommodate the 11 in 12 pitch. Rather than the rubber cone being centered which would work on a lesser pitch, I am looking for a rubber cone that is off-set so it will work with a steep pitch...is one made by someone ?
Eric Novotny
An informed customer is the Best Customer!
11/25/2015
Most of the offset ones that I see are not made to work with a metal roof or be install on a top down mount. Take a look at that PermaBoot application.
David Goodwin
11/25/2015
Likewise, I have seen no flashing that is designed for metal roofs, AND a steep pitch....but someone has to make 'em...I can't be the first with the problem. I am not seeing the "Permaboot"....I have set DEKS an email. Thanks
Eric Novotny
An informed customer is the Best Customer!
11/25/2015
http://www.permabootstore.com/
David Goodwin
11/25/2015
Thanks...I have seen that at the big box stores, and it did not look like it would work....as stated it must work with an existing flashing....I have no flashing in place.
Eric Novotny
An informed customer is the Best Customer!
11/26/2015
True, however, at that point, the flashing primary seal is at the roof. You could elongate the hole in the pipe penetration to accommodate the pitch and just install the PermaBoot over the pipe collar. Dektite seal and caulking would provide the seal against the rain flowing down the panel and the PermaBoot would provide the seal against water coming in through the pipe.

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