Our roof gutters ensure that we enjoy the rain, don’t we? Be it a respite from the sultry Australian heat, cosying up with a cup of hot beverage near the window or just savouring the petrichor… it’s indeed great. When it comes to our rooftops, these channels have got us covered. Plus, we have got the gutter guards to protect them against the brunt of the incoming rain.
But do they really work? Are they worth the hype? And are they just a major waste of your money?
A search on Google would give you contrasting results that would just end up causing more confusion than clarity. That’s why we at Top Roof Restoration, a professional roof restoration company, have penned this blog to give you an affirmative conclusion to this burning question, once and for all!
What are gutter guards?
As the name suggests, they are an excellent means to protect the gutter from clogging by debris while letting the rainwater pass through.
At the outset, we know these components are channels that help in keeping rainwater away from the house. Without them, your home is susceptible to water leakages, seepage of water along the walls, flooding in the basement or even water erosion of the foundation. So it’s easy to see just how crucial they are for your home.
The biggest challenge faced is the collection of debris along its channels. Fallen leaves, twigs, deposition of moss or lichen and animals or birds building their nests, any of this debris can obstruct the flow of water and make them dysfunctional.
That is why gutter guards are of such vital importance
So how do they work?
These components are actually rather
basic. They are technically a cover that is placed over the gutter in order to guard it from accumulation of debris while allowing rainwater to pass through by courtesy of perforations along its surface.
Sounds good, right? But this brings us back to the reason behind this write-up.
Do they work in heavy rain?
To answer that, think of the various real-life scenarios where they have provided long service and worked even in heavy rains.
Then, there are some other cases (most of them) where it simply gave away in the event of a thunderstorm.
So what decides the feasibility in heavy rain?
Indeed, it is the quality that decides whether it can withstand a heavy downpour or not.
Here are a few tips to ensure that you get the right one for your rooftop and ensure that they last for a long time, irrespective of how heavy the rain is:
- Have yours professionally installed instead of opting for DIY methods
- Take expert advice on what type is convenient for your house: sponge, metal, slit or micro mesh
- Ensure proper care and maintenance by a top roof repair company
Will your gutter guards work for your house?
Yes, that’s an assurance from Top Roof Restoration Adelaide. We are the leading roof repair, restoration, and roofing service experts for homes in and around Adelaide for many years now. Our expertise ensures that you get nothing less than the very best quality of products that not only look good but also last for years and years.
Get in touch with us to book a free roof assessment and let’s install the ideal product for your home so that you never have to worry about heavy rains again!