Gutter Helmet and Leafguard question

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Gutter Helmet and Leafguard question

Hi - We have multiple pine trees and maple trees around our house, and hav been paying for gutter cleaning about once evry three monthe to get the debris and clogs out....it's a two-story house, and neither my husband or I am comfortable with getting up on our steep roof to clean out the gutters. We are currently getting quotes from leaf guard and gutter helmet systems . Anyone have expersience with these? I have seen both good and bad revir=ews for them......

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Old 07-17-08, 06:08 PM
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like you were saying they both have pros & cons. the thing that hurts you is the pine needles. i live in south west Ga, so we know all about pine trees. lol. so when they try to sell you what they have, you'll have to ask how does this work with pine needles and what kind of guarantee do they give that they wont get clogged. i hope this helps
 
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both systems allow for bird nesting,leafguard is not very strong and you can`t set a ladder against it because of it`s plastic bracket system,also for volume leafguard will sit inside the bottom of a regular 5" gutter ,the shingles edge usually covers half of the gutter,and you may be prone to rainwater missing the gutter entirely--I prefer a helmet type shield over a 5" gutter,with a trough design that eliminates birds ability to nest in them-look at gutter topper,or EZ-SHIELD,I personally prefer the EZ -shield--and any of these systems need to have a properly pitched(angled) gutter,and it is preferable to use 3x4 leaders instead of standard 2x3,as they also clog less--you probably will have to have whatever you put up cleaned every couple of years(5-10) even if the job is done well-the proper installation is key to performance,I wouldn`t consider this a DIY job
 
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Hi everyone -

Thanks for the advice. We have had two quotes - One from Leaf Guard ($2100) - we have a 2200 2 story house - just 2 long gutters on front and back...

Anothere from a contractor who installs a system that is just a slitted and holes piece that is screwed onto the top of the gutter - $790

We'll look into E-Z Shield...

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Debbie Long
 
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Do you get any snow where you live?
 
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My parents installed Gutter Helmet a couple years ago after the old man fell off the roof trying to clean out the old gutters. They like them.
 
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