Ensure these three steps are followed for proper LeafBlaster Pro installation:
- Avoid Roof Ramping: It is important that there is no roof ramping taking place depending on the gutter to roof scenario. Roof ramping is when a roof shingle is lifting upward. Shingles lifting upward will cause water to ramp over the gutter guard, instead of allowing water to flow into the gutter guard. A lifted shingle can also result in water flowing back beneath the shingle, which may result in water damage to the structure. A slight bend along the rear of the gutter guard may be needed to prevent this from happening.
- Push Down the Trough: The mesh trough must be at least 1/8th of an inch below the front lip of the gutter. This adjustment may need to be made on steeply pitched roofs or gutters that are hung one or more inches below the roofline. Pressing your fingers down along the trough is all that is needed to ensure optimal performance.
- Close the Gap: It’s important to check that there is no gap between the gutter and the rail before screwing the gutter guards in place as gaps can allow water run-off. In some instances, establishing the trough eliminates the gap issue.