Work Item
ASTM WK84668

New Test Method for Evaluating the Performance of Gutter Cover Devices 

1. Scope

Develop a method to evaluate the ability of a gutter cover device to minimize ignitions of debris in a gutter.


firebrands; embers


Building codes with a focus on wildfire include language that specifies gutters be provided with a means to limit accumulation of vegetative debris. This regulation is intended to minimize the chance of ember ignitions of debris that can accumulate in gutters. Building code officials have generally interpreted this provision to mean that a gutter cover device be installed. Currently there isn't a standard procedure to evaluate the performance of these devices.

The title and scope are in draft form and are under development within this ASTM Committee.


Developed by Subcommittee: E05.14

Committee: E05

Staff Manager: Kevin Shanahan

Work Item Status

Date Initiated: 01-03-2023

Technical Contact: Slate Bryer