Can the gutter guard handle a heavy rainstorm?
Yes. However, sometimes inside miters at the end of a roof valley can cause challenges for any gutter guard, causing rainwater to run over in a downpour. If that’s the case, you may want to install a perforated rainwater diverter along the edge of the roof on the inside miter. This will help break up and dissipate the rainwater over a wider area rather than at one point. Our rainwater diverter is made out of an aluminum material, perforated with small round holes and attaches to the end of your roof valley just above the stainless steel micro-mesh.
Rainwater diverters can be purchased at www.RainwaterDiverters.com.
However, the diverter will collect debris behind it, so at some point you would need to clean that out. You may be able to reach the brush up there and scrape some of it off. Cleaning behind the diverter is very infrequent. The diverter will significantly reduce the amount of brushing needed on the mesh.
A great way to clean off your gutter guard (or any gutter guard for that matter), is with the use of The Gutter Guard Brush. It’s designed to clean off any gutter guard without having to get on a ladder or roof. You just screw this special brush on the end of any standard extension pole, then from the ground, just reach up and brush it off. For more information and where to buy, visit www.TheGutterGuardBrush.com.