I live in the hills (8500') and am getting snow that turns to ice in my gutters. Currently I pull much of the snow out of the gutters when I use a snow rake on the eave overhang. I have heated tape in the gutters. This combo works, but I'm trying to simplify. If I put those leaf guard devices on the tops of the gutters then the show would not fill the gutters. I could just pull the snow off the eaves with the broom and over the gutter covers. I am hoping that as the snow melts off the roof it will run into the gutters and the heat tape will continue to work as before. However, what I don't know is if the gutter covers will solve the snow in the gutter problem, BUT create a new one.
Does anyone have experience with this? Will it work?
At present there are no gutter guards in place. I am considering adding them as a way to keep the snow out of the gutters. However, I heard somewhere that they created more problems than they solved. So I am trying to see if anyone has knowledge whether this will work before I spend the money and the time.