Gutter cleaning dilemma

Old 06-08-22, 05:51 PM
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Gutter cleaning dilemma

I recenly bought a house with two detached garages. All three structures have metal roofs that hang over the gutters leaving about an inch of space to get in to for cleaning which makes clearing them by hand impossible.

I've had the best luck using a hose attachment with a jet nozzle but it's slow and uses an ungodly amount of water and the downspouts constantly get clogged.

Neither of the two major filter companies can install their guards.

Other than replacing all the gutters with 6" versions, the only other alternative I can come up with is to remove the end caps and force the muck through them.

Any ideas on how I can easily take them on and off but maintain a good seal? Caulking each time isn’t an option with the narrow gap. Screws wouldn’t work since the back side would probably leak.

Any thougts?

Old 06-08-22, 08:48 PM
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Cut the metal roofing back about 2-3". And install gutter apron flashing after you cut it if there currently isn't any edging.
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Can you lower the gutters?
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Can you bump out the gutters by placing a spacer behind them?
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Can you tell what type of gutter is it? is it a seamless gutter? and what shape is it?

Attaching a photo will help suggest a proper solution.

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