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    Question Any Effective Gutter Guards

    Has anyone come across any gutter guards that work?
    Thanks
    Dennis

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    Oh i'm gonna watch this one ...

    Now that i'll be owning the place, I wanna keep my gutters clean!
    Jason Beam
    Sacramento, CA

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jason Beam View Post
    Oh i'm gonna watch this one ...

    Now that i'll be owning the place, I wanna keep my gutters clean!
    Me to I have 11 buildings nine 1 story & two 2 story one of these is 175 ft long. Does anyone here understand not liking to be up 2 stories on a ladder cleaning gutters?
    "Forget the flat stuff slap something on the spinny thing and lets go, we're burning daylight" Bart Leetch
    "If it ain't round you may be a knuckle dragger""Turners drag their nuckles too, they just do it at a higher RPM"Bart

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    Nope

    We tore the gutters off our house in Fl, I was up on the roof every week cleaning them out! Don't live under a live oak!

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    Our previous house had the plastic ones with holes which seemed to work well. The rain would flush the leaves off the top. Now I never took them off to inspect the inside, but dont see how much could have made its way in.

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    We don't even use gutters here in Maine. The winters are so cold and we get so much snow that the snow melts from the heated house and the ice that forms breaks them all to pieces in no time. I know of three places that have gutters and all of them are broken.

    Building contractors here try to convince the "flats" or out of staters that gutters are a waste of money, but some still insist. Within 3 years the gutters are junk.

    I know they work well in other parts of the country, but here they are not worth even putting up.
    I have no intention of traveling from birth to the grave in a manicured and well preserved body; but rather I will skid in sideways, totally beat up, completely worn out, utterly exhausted and jump off my tractor and loudly yell, "Wow, this is what it took to feed a nation!"

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    Guttertopper and Gutter Helmet as well as the higher end models seem to do the job. I have the plastic sections with the holes in them that do a good job at keeping leaves out of the gutters, but a poor job as keeping out the maple seeds.

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    if you`ve gotta have gutters the 6" half round metal units with 4" down spouts don`t clog as easily as the small extruded aluminum jobs.
    i don`t use `em.
    [SIZE="1"] associated with several importers and manufacturers.[/SIZE]

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    Plastic gutter covers (3 foot long) with
    holes (about 1/2 inch diameter) on top side,
    screening covering the whole length and width of the bottom side.
    These have been effective, even in keeping out pine needles.

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    I installed these : GSW Gutter Leaf Guards just last week after finishing installing new soffit and fascia. We are right in the middle of "leaf in gutter" season and so far they are working well - time will tell.

    cheers

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