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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
 

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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
 

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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 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 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.
 

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climbing the roof was like death--leaves everywhere.
:lol::lol::lol:...................sorry that's really not funny. Just one of those Déjà Vu moments I guess. :wink:
 

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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.

Was it some type of screen material , were they smooth , slotted etc. Do you remember???:( and thanks oh mike
 

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They are made of aluminium and they have small holes. Even small leaves will slip past, as will maple keys. Not so sure about pine needles though. I think you can google them.
 

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Was it some type of screen material , were they smooth , slotted etc. Do you remember???:( and thanks oh mike
They were a smooth aluminum that went from the shingles and had a rolled outside edge at the gutter
 

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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
This has been discussed numerous times . Do a search of previous posts.
The correct product will depend on your specific conditions.
 

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I installed 300' feet of this type http://www.lowes.com/ProductDisplay...gId=10051&cmRelshp=req&rel=nofollow&cId=PDIO1

last fall and have had 0 issues. They installed easily, the side that slides under the shingle needed notched for an occasional nail. The side that snaps onto the gutter did so securely with no additional fasteners. I bought 2 cases of 50 online for $68 a case very economical.

Something else I did when e replaced gutters I went to the larger 3x5 downspout (2 on an 80' run) and man they move some water and debris.
 

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.............and a lot cheaper than Gutter Helmet which can run between $2500 - $4000 for an average sized home.
 

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.............and a lot cheaper than Gutter Helmet which can run between $2500 - $4000 for an average sized home.
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
 

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We have Leaf Relief on our second story gutters which I can't easily reach and they are doing great. They are a bit pricy but they were an afterthought when we were having our roof and gutters redone and they were what the contractor installed.

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

Since the gutters were new I did not want to install a vinyl product that would not last as long as the gutters themselves. Also, I'm skeptical of filter-style leaf guards. Filters are going to clog over time...that is sort of the definition of a filter.
 

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www.smartscreenusa.com These are the ones I meant the Holmes uses. So you've got lots of choices now. Where we are the leaves are 90% down
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.

sincerely bob s
 

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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.
 

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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.
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.

Is there anyone who has a fool- proof gutter and leaves problem that he has installed gutter guards and it really works great???????????:whistling2:

We'll see what kind of answers i get on this!!!! oh-fudge bob s
 
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