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Old 03-18-2012, 03:43 PM   #1
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Anyone Find A Gutter Guard That Works?


I recently installed the plastic clip in gutter guards from Amerimax. They work great, all except for any substantial amount of rainfall then it just pours over the front of my gutters and about 50% of the water enters the gutters themselves.
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I never found any.

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Old 03-18-2012, 03:58 PM   #3
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i haven't found a plastic/vinyl guard that i like

i use leaf relief works for me
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I think all most gutter guards do is make it easier to clean your gutters. You still need to get the leaves off the gutter guard.
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Kinda the responses i expected, think im going to just scrap them and clean the gutters couple times a year.
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There has been quite a few times people call us out to look at their drainage... they think their gutter drain lines are clogged or something. When we walk up to look at the area where their basement is getting wet, you can see the drip line on the ground where the gutters are just overflowing. Even if there are no trees around, the little 1 inch hole in the gutter can't keep up with hundreds of gallons of water. This is a serious design flaw, I don't think the guy who invented the gutter took into account the insane monsoon rains we have been having the last couple years. Not to mention the gutter guards just slow down the water even more... >.< I would just eliminate your guards and maintain your gutters since I have never heard of a good gutter guard yet

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I've wondered about those things that attach to the edge of the boxing that look like the bottom of door weatherstripping. Its supposed to dissapate the water. I just cant see that being any better than gutters but it sure wouldnt be a problem with leaves.
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http://www.gutterhelmet.com/

I don't have them but, clients do and like them.
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I've wondered about those things that attach to the edge of the boxing that look like the bottom of door weatherstripping. Its supposed to dissapate the water. I just cant see that being any better than gutters but it sure wouldnt be a problem with leaves.
You're talking about the thing that looks like a set of louvers? My neighbor has that, and it works well to "dissipate" the water so you don't get that ugly drip line on the ground. An unforseen negative is that it can continue dripping for hours after the rain has stopped. It also does nothing to get the water well away from your foundation.

But it never clogs!
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leaf blaster from amazon 2.65 per foot stainless steel
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ooo that sounds dangerous
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Tom, I was skeptical until I put them on a rental house, best I've seen yet.
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no ofencei always like the names these kind of poducts get

blaster/defier

i think ''leaf sniper'' would be a great name
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My experience with gutter guards is... they all suck (and I have seen most).

That last one posted "leaf blaster" looks like it would be at the top of the list of crappy guards. We are in the land of pines here, so none seem to work well.

To be honest the best I have seen at keeping crap out while still catching all the water are the cheap domed mesh ones that are clipped to the face of the gutter with a hinge that can be tilted forward to dump the debris off of the top.
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Any gutter guard will reduce the amount of water your gutter can handle. Pay someone $35 a year to clean your gutters and never have to worry about over flowing gutters.

I with you guys that have yet to find a good system that actually works without over flowing the gutters a few times a year.
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Roof Granules wont go through the leaf blaster, its a mesh. I have these on a house that has been problematic with leaves. These actually worked, I was surprised too, believe me.
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Anyone use the Gutter Gaurd stuff, I think that is the name of it? The black plastic, triangle shaped stuff, that fits into the gutter? Have a lady that wants it. Not cheap at approx. $4/ft.
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Roof Granules wont go through the leaf blaster, its a mesh. I have these on a house that has been problematic with leaves. These actually worked, I was surprised too, believe me.
Regardless it still reduces the amount of water that can flow into the gutters.
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well...slows it down yea but most cover type guards can handle 2-6'' of rain an hour

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