A great forum. One more question for the experts. Getting ready for a re-roof. Existing roof pipes are metal(4) and I am told the old boot is lead based with the wrap around the pipe totally chewed up by squirrels.
I want a replacement that is attractive, longlasting and impervious to squirrels. The plastic boot that roofer proposes looks cheap because it is cheap and the rubber/neoprene gasket certainly will not hold up. Are there any reasonable alternatives? I want to eliminate or keep maintenance issues to a minimum. I don’t mind paying more. I can’t believe something better is not available.
Thank you for your advice.