Are Gutter Covers Able To Handle Heavy Rain?

Up to 65% of homeowners say it’s weather damage that motivates them most to call for a roof repair. Your gutters are an important part of your roofing system. They help to protect your roof from weather damage.


That said, it’s understandable to use gutter covers to keep out accumulated debris. But can gutter covers help solve your weather damage issues when it comes to rain?


Do gutter products work during heavy rain?

Gutter products keep debris out of your gutters to keep them from clogging. These products include covers, filters, and screens. But each of these gutter products protects your gutters in a different way.


For instance, mesh screens help trap sticks and leaves. This keeps the debris from traveling into your gutters. But you need to clean your gutters and remove debris from your mesh screens to keep them working.


Without regular cleaning, your gutter products can become a problem. Summer and early fall are the seasons for heavy rain. When heavy rain hits your mesh screens that are covered with debris it can make it hard for water to move through.


What kind of gutter products work best?

It’s recommended you speak to a gutter installation contractor before looking for gutter products. This is because a contractor can help point you in the right direction. You want gutter products that work under both optimal conditions and those with heavy rainfall.


Surface tension gutter covers may be in your best interest. Surface tension covers allow water to move across your roof and over your gutter cover.


This keeps debris of all sizes from getting into your gutters. Finer debris can get stuck in gutter inserts, screens, and filters which might be clogged with leaves. But surface tension gutter covers keep the leaves out so your system can work properly year round.


What if I don’t want gutter products?

Gutter covers aren’t for everyone. Whether you use gutter products or you hire cleaning services through your contractor, it’s important to keep your gutters clear of debris.


Debris can keep your gutters from working properly during severe weather. And the last thing you want to deal with after a rainstorm is weather damage on your roof.


Quality gutter installations are a critical part of your roofing system. If you’re in need of a new gutter installation, a gutter repair, or if you’re curious about metal roofing, contact the professional roofing contractors at Brian Pierce Roofing today.