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Securing Gutter Guards to Gutters Without Screws

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I am planning on installing some type of gutter guards on my gutters soon. The previous owner of the house had cheap plastic ones that aren't very effective. The nicer metal ones all seem to require that you screw them down to the gutters. I am really hesitant to do that and would rather not drill holes in my gutters. I think that could cause them to rust over time and despite what the companies say, there is no solution that completely eliminates cleaning the gutters so I want to be able to take them off fairly easily.

Has anyone done something like this? I've thought about taking screen retainer clips similar to these:
Or, I might be able to find some strong magnets to hold them down. The back end of the guard slips under the shingles a few inches so I just need a way to secure the front end to the edge of the gutter. I'd love to hear suggestions. Thanks for the help
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I agree...... small screws.
This type has clips that act like hinges, allowing the guard to be flipped out of the way for cleaning;

I'm not affiliated with this company, just using as an example.
We installed some of those once upon a time. Oddly enough before we stopped using them we would stick a zip screw along the front in to the gutter lip because we were getting call backs that screens had flipped open. Don't know if it was squirrels or wind blowing them open.
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