Written by Royal Mabati

 A roof protection system is designed to protect your gutters and allow rain water to flow easily without stashing leaves and other debris in your trough.

Why is a Guard Important to you as a Homeowner?

Debris are known to clog gutters and downspouts. In such events, the excess water would be more likely to fill up the gutters and lead to an overflow effect over the front. In many cases, the water begins to flood behind the gutters causing the fascia to get wet, and this eventually leads to pool formation around the foundation, rotten wood, and damaged landscaping. In fact, the clogging can go to extremes where mold starts forming on the roof, and the paint begins to chip off.

Why you should consider a Protection System

The most important part of your roof system is the gutter. Without it, your roof would not have the capacity to channel rainwater efficiently, and this could result in foundation shifting, window leaks, roof leaks, and deterioration. Therefore, it makes sense to have your roof properly maintained and protected. Note that leaves easily clog gutter troughs and this is the key reason systems are rendered useless. You can, however, protect your roof from such hazards by investing in a gutter guard.

Gutter guards play a significant role in protecting your guttering system and keeping it functioning at its best. It is especially helpful in Kenya as most homes are constructed near trees and bushes thus exposing the roof to leaves and debris. When the foreign elements find their way into the trough, water flow is stopped, and clogging occurs. Normally, your roof slope would route water into the trough and finally to a downspout. However, when it is clogged, the excess water is likely to spill over or accumulate at the gutter’s lip, and this could cause the roofing deck to infiltrate.  Backsplash is also known to leave mud stains on the siding. The most worrying threat to clogging is when the ground begins to soften around the foundation as this could lead to a shift.

finally to a downspout. However, when it is clogged, the excess water is likely to spill over or accumulate at the gutter’s lip, and this could cause the roofing deck to infiltrate.  Backsplash is also known to leave mud stains on the siding. The most worrying threat to clogging is when the ground begins to soften around the foundation as this could lead to a shift.

 Gutter guards are metal grates designed to sit on the lip of a gutter. The guard lets water in and stops the invasion of foreign elements. With properly functioning gutters, you save a lot from not having to seek for repairs on leaks or foundation problems. This is why a gutter guard should be a priority when it comes to upgrading your home in any part of Kenya. A professional gutter installation expert should suggest the best fit for your roof.

Remember, it is not enough to invest in a gutter protection system without first paying attention to the type of roof above your head. Ensure you also invest in quality mabati to ensure you get the best services and low maintenance for more than five decades. If you feel it is time to have your roof upgraded to a quality material such as metal, contact a reliable and certified metal roofing company such as Royal Mabati Factory Limited. Beyond walking away with high-quality mabati from RML, you also get any shade of your choice and enjoy great customer service. For more details, visit www.royalmabati.com.   

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