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Old 12-14-2012, 02:14 PM   #16
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Old 12-14-2012, 02:35 PM   #17
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If those suckers can climb up the inside of a 3x4 aluminum Downspout, they can cling to almost anything. That really is amazing. They are hard to beat.
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Gutter guards do not work and are a terrible idea. Not to mention they cost a fortune
They work great for me! They were already on the house when I got it, so didnt have to buy them. They are the "waterfall" type, not as expensive as some. Without them, in November the gutters would clog up with leaves in 2 hrs.

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Several of the neighbors have tried gutter guards will little success so I'm pretty reluctant to spend the money. The only ones that keep the leaves out seem to build ice dams in the winter. .
Gutter guards aren't causing the ice dams, poor roof ventilation is.

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Old 12-18-2012, 02:47 PM   #19
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They work great for me! They were already on the house when I got it, so didnt have to buy them. They are the "waterfall" type, not as expensive as some. Without them, in November the gutters would clog up with leaves in 2 hrs.



Gutter guards aren't causing the ice dams, poor roof ventilation is.

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+1

Missed that before.

Gutter caps usually hide ventilation and insulation deficiencies as they keep the gutters flowing.
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Gutter guards aren't causing the ice dams, poor roof ventilation is.

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Good point. I have not had that issue on my house and I had the roofers add more soffit venting when they redid the roof.

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