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ClintonMagus
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Have any of you used any type of gutter guards that actually work? I have used three different types, and they are all useless.
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That is because if you need gutter guards the same gunk will block them as do your gutters. Good luck and get a pressure gun and be prepared for a mess unless you have a teenager. If you have a teenager you are set.
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I live in the heavily wooded mountain area of the Dark Corners and the first thing we put on the house was Dixie Gutterguards. That was 4 years ago and I haven't been sorry for one day. And this is living in amongst 50 - 75 foot trees.

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On 2010-10-13 07:49, Stanyon wrote:
I live in the heavily wooded mountain area of the Dark Corners and the first thing we put on the house was Dixie Gutterguards. That was 4 years ago and I haven't been sorry for one day. And this is living in amongst 50 - 75 foot trees.

FWIW


I had heard or read that the GutterGuards work fine when the rain is "perfect", but that when the rain is light or unusially heavy the leaves get sucked into the gutter or the rain flows over the gutter.
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I had the problem with rain flowing over the leaves on the gutter guard. My stupid trees would cover everything with leaves and it still would look full, hated those trees in the Fall.
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On 2010-10-13 07:49, Stanyon wrote:
I live in the heavily wooded mountain area of the Dark Corners and the first thing we put on the house was Dixie Gutterguards. That was 4 years ago and I haven't been sorry for one day. And this is living in amongst 50 - 75 foot trees.

FWIW


I had heard or read that the GutterGuards work fine when the rain is "perfect", but that when the rain is light or unusially heavy the leaves get sucked into the gutter or the rain flows over the gutter.


Nope, have not had that problem yet!

As far as rain flowage. If you are in a monsoon downpour all the rain will not channel into the gutter as the water tension cannot be maintained, which is how these things work. But, a regular gutter has trouble keeping up with a downpour also. Just food for thought!
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I've tried a couple different ones, and none have worked. More trouble than they're worth, IMO. I installed new plastic, "click together" gutters about a year and a half ago, and that was the best thing I could do. Now I use the side of a broom as I stand on the roof, and the leaves sweep right out.
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I had ear wigs breeding in my gutters, so I cut down the white pine trees, and planted shorter flowering cherry trees.
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It may depend on the species of trees that you have. Beware of pine needles getting through the guards and into the gutters . . .

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Nothing but oaks... Is that good?
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I think you want to make sure that the dried up leaves are too big to get in under the gutter guards.

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Oak, and Maple are equally bad. Pine will kill your grass. For fire prevention safety trees should be a safe distance from your house.
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Gutter Guards? Oh, sorry, I thought this was another cops thread.
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