Gutter Covers | Best Pick Reports
A gutter cover is a smooth piece of curved, painted metal installed
over the top of the gutter to keep out leaves and other debris. When it
rains, water flows down the roof directly onto the cover. The water
clings to the surface as it flows over it. The cover’s design draws the
water down and around the cover and into the gutter; leaves and other
debris, which do not adhere to the surface, fall to the ground. A
number of gutter protection systems are available. All these products
operate on the same basic principle.
Gutter covers are sometimes less effective in an area of the roof
with a steep valley. Unless diverters or other correcting devices are
installed, the large amount of water flowing down the valley during a
heavy rain can overshoot the gutters. Since this issue is specific to
individual roof design, seek advice from a competent gutter contractor.