Splash guards are not required on inside gutter corners below a roof valley, but they are nevertheless often a good idea. Their purpose is to help prevent the high-volume run off that a roof valley usually produces from striking the gutter in such a way that some of the water overshoots and falls to the ground below. Although splash guards can help with an overshooting problem, leaves will often accumulate behind a splash guard and will sometimes have to be removed frequently. If gutter guards are prevent, removal can usually be done with a brush, but if the gutters are open or uncovered, then leaves may have to be pulled out by hand.
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