Roof valleys cause excessive flows of rainwater and debris build up and create challenges for all gutter guards. At the point of where the roof valley meets the gutter is often called an inside miter or inside corner of the gutter.
Rainwater diverters help hold debris back and away from the gutter guard so water can more freely flow through the gutter guard. This also helps reduce the amount of cleaning on the gutter guard because a majority of the debris is sitting on the valley on the roof and not the gutter guard. This does not eliminate the need of brushing off the gutter guard, it reduces the need for brushing it. Periodically you will also need to clean off the debris sitting behind the rainwater diverter.
Rainwater diverters must be perforated with small holes to allow a more even distribution of water to the gutter guard. The photos above show the diverters on two micro-mesh gutter covers.
Our Rainwater Diverters are designed to disperse rainwater over a wider area of your gutter on an inside miter or from an upper gutter draining onto a lower roof. Having these water diverters installed in areas that you are experiencing rainwater flowing over your gutter does not eliminate cleaning off the top of your gutter guard, but significantly reduces the maintenance. There are several types of water diverters on the market and NONE are maintenance free.
Water diverters are designed to REDUCE maintenance NOT eliminate it. You will still have to periodically clean off your gutter cover in those areas with any type of water diverter you install.
Our Rainwater Diverters are 3” x 20” and include 6 screws. If you are concerned if the screws would void your roof warranty, then you can buy an exterior adhesive at any hardware store. The Rainwater Diverters can be installed on either thin asphalt shingle roofs or thick shingle roofs like concrete tile, wood shake or soft metal roofs. One size fits all. They are easy to install and cost as little as $7.00 each. To order, click on the link below.
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