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Old 11-11-2011, 04:14 PM   #31
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I went looking at the flat ones at Lowe's today. Did not like them, due to they are plastic. I have the helicopters, and the stamped steel screens that I have on my gutters irritate the hell out of me during the Spring, but it is only a couple of weeks to deal with those buggers.
pretty standar answer i have those the female kind they get brown but fall a bit faster than the male,so you have the same thing two weeks of work.I used to get 5 garbage cans of those when i lived in town. Between me my wife and three boys-it was a usuall occurence every summer picking those suckers up MAN i hated that.We would pick them up after a rain-none of them got away this way.

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Old 11-11-2011, 05:33 PM   #32
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Cleaning gutters is a pain, I have a hill that's parallel to the gutter that's almost 30 feet up. Still, I'd rather clean the gutters ONLY, as opposed to removing guards, cleaning the guards, cleaning the gutters too, then reinstalling the guards. I live in the woods & sometimes have to clean them at least 2 or 3 times in both the spring & the fall. I think it really depends on the type of trees & how many you have.
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Old 11-11-2011, 05:38 PM   #33
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Cleaning gutters is a pain, I have a hill that's parallel to the gutter that's almost 30 feet up. Still, I'd rather clean the gutters ONLY, as opposed to removing guards, cleaning the guards, cleaning the gutters too, then reinstalling the guards. I live in the woods & sometimes have to clean them at least 2 or 3 times in both the spring & the fall. I think it really depends on the type of trees & how many you have.

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Old 11-13-2011, 03:22 PM   #34
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Many factors of course. Type of leaf,how much rainfall,steepness of roof. But how about for an unlimited budget one goes with one of the gutter sponges and a cover. The sponges work good but hey are pricey and also break down in sunlight which is why I am thinking to also install one of the cover types which don't keep out small debris but would protect the sponge. This system I believe would last for years w/o maintenance.
One other thing certain leaves are not good for metal, oak leaves primarily which contain tannic acids which degrades metal. I have painted many gutters inside with roof emulsion or better yet that stuff that they have been showing on TV that you spray and seals like a mofo.
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Old 11-13-2011, 05:27 PM   #35
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I guess i'm kinda on the fence with most of them, and just need somebody push me off the fence, to decide what i need.I was thinking the screens would stop all the big leaves -but the small particles, which we have a ton more of would /or might, plug up in just s short time.anyone else and thank you creeper bob s
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I know one place called Leaf Guard in Knoxville, TN who says if their gutters stop up they will come and clean them out. They wanted 3000.00 to change my gutters out so I choose not to since the tornade got my two large maple trees in the front yard and thus no more leaves. I do have 1 large maple in the back but as soon as the leaves start falling I get to mulching so they will not blow into my pool.

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I know one place called Leaf Guard in Knoxville, TN who says if their gutters stop up they will come and clean them out.
I believe this is a pretty common promise. I have never been very impressed by this. It is pretty easy to design a gutter that doesn't stop up: simply allow nothing (including water) into them.

None of the many systems I have tried have allowed the gutters to get stopped up. The problems I have found are less about gutters clogging up, but whether the system consistently allows rain water into the gutters. Whether clogged screens, or leaves that bridge the openings or your gutter helmets, the bigger problem is keeping water flowing into the gutters and not OVER your gutters and into your foundation.

The winner of this competition is the one who keeps gutters clear AND keeps water contained with least amount of effort.

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one goes with one of the gutter sponges and a cover.
I don't think I would do this even on an unlimited budget. Even with a cover, some debris gets through and would, in my estimation, eventually clog up your sponge. I think it better to let the debris that gets through to flow down the spouting. One feature of the system I had installed was a metal basked filter on all downspouts. They are all reachable without a ladder, come out without tools, and can be cleaned in about 10 seconds each. Debris that gets into the system is stopped here and not allowed into the underground network of piping I have. This works very well, in my estimation.

One thing I WOULD consider if on unlimited budget would be heaters for the spouting. At this point, ice damming is a bigger problem.
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If I had unlimited budget leaves in my gutters would be way down on my list of worries.

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http://www.leaf-relief.com/

I swear by it,since installing the they have been problem free-- almost four years

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