Patrick Kipkemboi had barely finished building his house in Kipkelion, Kericho County, in March 2019, when he left the county to return to Nairobi for his regular duties.
On his trip through his village, he noticed a pattern in the construction of the buildings. The majority of the dwellings had rusted roofs, and some of the houses were only four months old. This gave Patrick pause, but he was confident that his freshly constructed home met the necessary specifications to endure the situation.
Patrick returned to the community four months later, on July 22nd, and couldn’t believe what he saw. His bright blue roof had gone grey and yellow, with patches strewn across it. He immediately contacted his foreman, who broke the bad news to Patrick. The Kipkelion area was having acidic rain, and the mabati he had purchased couldn’t endure the extreme weather.
Acid rain is unavoidable as the world’s industries expand. We are fortunate as a country to not be subjected to this type of rain on a regular basis, but it is usual in some areas.
Measurements of rain acidity found that rain falling in the Nairobi area is more acidic (pH 5.52) than rain falling elsewhere in the country, according to a report by the International Atomic Energy Agency, an international body that strives to promote the peaceful use of nuclear energy .Kericho has an acidity rate of pH 6.1, Meru pH 63,and Garissa pH 7.1
To prevent roof corrosion, one must first understand what he or she requires as an investor in terms of roofing, which is where the use of Skysail Mabati comes in helpful. Skysail IT5, Skysail 840 Mabati, and Skysail 868 Mabati are among the mabati profiles that can resist this tough environment.
Returning to our narrative, Patrick contacted our Skysail Mabati crew and had his roof renovated with Skysail corrugated galvanised mabati. Patrick’s mabati is still brand new as of August 2019.
Investing wisely in your roof is critical, as it is by far one of the most important components of your home. Build a home that is not only appealing to the eye but also offers good value for your money. Consider Skysail Mabati Factory for your next construction project, and you’ll thank us later.
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