Gutter guards/protectors.

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Old 08-21-15, 05:41 PM
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Gutter guards/protectors.

I'm getting too old and too fat to be climbing the steep roofs and cleaning the gutters out.

My problem is acorns and leaves from a few massive oak trees..... no pine needles.

What have you used ?
Any recommendations ?

I did find this thread but no real winner..... http://www.doityourself.com/forum/ro...ter-guard.html
 
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Old 08-21-15, 06:42 PM
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Mesh only catches the stuff and holds it for the next run of stuff from the roof. HD sells a gutter guard that I installed on a client's house and she says it works fine. It uses water static to run the water back around and into the gutter while the leaves and stuff wash off the surface. Amerimax Home Products 4 ft. White Solid Gutter Cover-85320 - The Home Depot
 
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Old 08-21-15, 07:05 PM
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Thanks Larry. I was going to look at the Depot tomorrow. Now I have something to look for.
A dollar per foot is pretty cost effective.

I love reading the reviews. It looks the majority of the people had good results with them.
 
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How about these PJmax?
Rainhandler 5 ft. White Aluminum Gutter with Brackets & Screws - Value Pack of 25 ft.-VP5-RHP-5W - The Home Depot

I love the idea of them. I hate gutters. I'd use Rainhandlers myself except that my wife doesn't like the look of them (I actually think they look better than gutters).
 
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I like the idea but I have all my downspouts tied into underground drainage to remove the water. I would prefer not to lose that.
 
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The old man fell off the roof cleaning the gutters maybe 10 years ago and is no longer allowed up there. They originally retrofitted gutter helmet in place but I wasn't impressed as one spot got permanently jacked up when the satellite guy stepped on it. Gutters have been replaced since and I no longer no what brand guard is in place.
 
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