I live in a small bungalow and we are in the process of remodeling the basement. The lack of gutter guards or gutter protection causes the gutters to clog constantly from pine needles and leaves and other organic material. The water not draining away from the house has caused some water problems in the basement. When the gutters are not clogged, no water gets in the basement. I had an estimate for gutter guards installed by a local company and they said 4$ a foot. This would be close to 1000 bucks for someone to install cheap plastic around my house in less than a few hours! Does anyone have a suggestion for an affordable product that stops most debris from filling the gutters? I have looked online, but I don't know what products work the best. I am willing to dish out a few hundred bucks max, but not 1000 bucks. Any help would be greatly appreciated! Thanks.