There are certain areas, usually under roof valleys, where rainwater spills away from the gutters and onto the ground. If this is often the case with your roof, you may need rain diverters. In this blog, residential and commercial roofing contractors Mobley Brothers Roofing & Restoration discusses what rain diverters can do for your home.
What Are Rain Diverters?
Sometimes a downpour can be so strong that the rainwater simply skips the gutters and catapults toward the ground, which often happens near roofing valleys. This doesn’t indicate a gutter problem, and often, these splashes happen far from the house foundations.
If this happens to your home frequently, you may need a rain diverter. Rain diverters are strips of formed metal fastened under asphalt shingles. They divert rainwater sideways to the gutters, preventing sudden splashes and keeping certain spots relatively dry when it rains.
It takes residential and commercial roofing contractors one to two hours to complete a rain diverter installation. After inspecting the roofing area in question, the installation area is measured. The rain diverter is then cut to size. Rain diverters are nailed under the closest row of shingles at an angle to make sure rainwater is diverted to the gutters.
A good roofing contractor should be able to provide rain diverters that match your gutters as well as observe proper nailing patterns depending on the roofing material. The latter is important as the misapplication of roofing nails can cause leaks or premature damage to the asphalt shingles.
Do You Need Rain Diverters?
It should be noted that rain diverters are not meant to replace gutters but to serve as a supplementary component that helps route rainwater where it should. Having said that, rain diverters are an affordable, efficient and elegant solution for the aforementioned problems. For issues such as damaged gutters, it is best to have a gutter professional perform repairs.
Mobley Brothers Roofing & Restoration is your leading provider of residential and commercial roofing services. Give us a call at (615) 645-4500 (Nashville) and (865) 248-2772 (Knoxville) or fill out our contact form. We serve customers in Knoxville and Lebanon, TN.