DIY Gutter Guards


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Old 07-11-20, 07:54 PM
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DIY Gutter Guards

Is there any glaring negative to the Amerimax gutter guards model# 86370? I live in Western NY and my gutters are constantly clogging and then overflow. Then that leads to issues with my basement. I definitely donít want anything that requires lifting the shingles which is why Iím looking at this Amerimax.
 
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Old 07-11-20, 10:06 PM
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Unfortunately at 6.5" wide, those still go under the shingles. One widow 's house that I kind of looked after had a son that put them on her gutters, (trying to do a good thing for his mom). Unfortunately on a 2:12 roof, they actually raise the first row of shingles up so high that it causes them to hold water. Not good. I ripped them off immediately and threw them away. Shes got nice seamless gutters and nice gutter guards now.
 
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Old 07-12-20, 02:04 AM
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Over the years I've tried every brand/style made. For the last 10 years I've had Gutter Stuff and IMO it's by far the best material out there!

About $1 per ft, easy to install, dont have to rip the first shingle layer up to install!
 
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Old 07-12-20, 05:27 AM
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I figured I would trim them down so they fit my gutter. I saw your post yesterday about the Gutter Stuff but I was unsure about the foam/sponge. What happens when it freezes?
 
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Old 07-12-20, 05:38 AM
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Xsleeper, what did you replace those with?
 
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Old 07-12-20, 05:53 AM
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What happens when it freezes?
Nothing, they dont hold water, everything passes right through!
 
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Old 07-12-20, 07:21 AM
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This style is the most common around here... not many pine trees.
 
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Old 07-12-20, 12:55 PM
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I have ~120 feet going into one drain tile pipe (4 inch). Is that too much? As you can see in the picture, I have 83 ft from the upper roof, 10 ft above the bay window, and 24 ft from the patio roof all in one downspout into drain tile.

 
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Old 07-12-20, 03:54 PM
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I would say so! I imagine that if you watched it during a heavy rain it would be overflowing someplace... or everyplace!
 
 

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