Anyone has experience with EasyOn Gutter Guard?

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Anyone has experience with EasyOn Gutter Guard?

I finally got fed up with cleaning my gutters and want to install some sort of gutter cover system.

Read this article that listed EasyOn Gutter Guard sold at COSTCO. Has anyone had experience with it? Does it work?

I don't have any coniferous tress on my property so no needles, cones or sap to deal with, but lots of leaves, small twigs, seeds etc. My gutters are about a year old but in one place they already have a bit of a "v" shape I think from accumulating debris and water when the gutter gets clogged. The roof is asphalt shingles (also new, installed after we got hail damage in May'16).

I have two main questions:
1. When it rains really hard, does it overflow? I definitely don't want that since my basement just flooded after my gutters got clogged during heavy rain and water poured to the foundation of the house.
2. Do you actually have to clean the gutters from time to time, even if rarely? The mess seems to be fine enough to stop most of the debris, but if it does not stop everything from getting into the gutters, I presume you have to clean that stuff sooner or later. If you do have to clean it, how complicated is the job?

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Old 05-07-17, 03:14 PM
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Over the past 30 years I have tried pretty much every type of screen, mesh, panel etc of gutter cover and they have all had their issues.

To be honest I have never used the gutter helmet style of gutters so cant vouch for them.

The only one I have used that has actually performed well is the foam inserts. They are going on 7 years now and I have only replaced a couple of sections where valleys have filled them up with shingle grit.

As of today I'd install again without hesitation.

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If someone could invent a fool proof gutter guard they would be on easy street. Some are pure snake oil and others seem to work.....a little, and none work 100%. The ones with holes will collect conifer needles, etc., but you said you had none. You may have good luck with them, and the cost is certainly not too much. The solid helmets that rely on water friction work really well, UNTIL the edge gets boogered up with algae and the capillary action of the water is impeded. Keeping the edge clean every year is imperative for them to work well. Too, changing the pitch of the roof to the gutter guard drastically changes their performance. Say from a 12:12 pitch roof to 4:12 roof edge to gutter edge drop.
 
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Old 05-07-17, 10:32 PM
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Keeping the edge clean every year is imperative
I've heard that statement before, I'd like to hear from someone who has these and how they perform after 10 years. And I believe the initial cost is 2-3X conventional gutters?
 
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