I just installed gutter guards (the ones Holmes endorses, I got mine at Lo..es) Anyway, I chose to install them because I'm afraid of climbing on the roof and moving the ladder every 2feet to clean out the eaves. So far, they're great. The leaves just slip right off, but I suppose you need someone whose had them installed for a few seasons to give a more solid opinion
I was just up on a house with tall oak trees all around---climbing the roof was like death--leaves everywhere.
The gutter had guards of some type and were clean as a whistle----that sold me on them.
This has been discussed numerous times . Do a search of previous posts.I was wanting to know as i am tired of cleaning leaves out of them. What is the best kind in your estimation .i can install about anything. what would you use??? thank you bob s
Thats esentually what i wanted to stay away from--the hi- dollar -do -the same- thing -as the- cheaper gutter guard. thanks for the lowes tip everybody bob s.............and a lot cheaper than Gutter Helmet which can run between $2500 - $4000 for an average sized home.
YES !We are at that point, leaves are "done down"!!in another week thanks yes creeper i will be read next year .and yes Ron-it probably has been talked about many times here, but i wasn't here,-- and the way things change so fast anymore , theres something new everytime you turn around , so being refreshed about this is a good thing .thank you all.
This is exactlly what i was thinking--- when i posted this thread, If theres not leaves and sticks, theres gonna be silt and mud from rain and snow, Man i'm glad you brought this up.I have the plain old wire mesh type (came with the house). Surrounded by Poplar and other trees. I have to say these don't do jack. I think they actually make it harder to keep the gutters clean because I have to move them out of the way when I clean the gutters. The edges don't lie flat to the roof and stuff gets under them, and the holes are big enough that they let in a lot of silt and bits. I have literally scooped cups full of muck out of the upstream ends of the gutters with seedlings growing in them. I guess it could be worse, they do keep the big leaves out, but they are far from perfect.