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Old 03-19-2012, 07:32 PM   #21
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well...slows it down yea but most cover type guards can handle 2-6'' of rain an hour
That is in prime conditions. I live in the real world, where the leaves and debris sit on top of the guard versus being washed down the gutter and out the D/S. I have been called to a few gutter guard jobs of various makes and models and have seen the same issue time after time.

Also, there are some funky roofs that create areas of concentrated flow that no gutter guard can keep up with. Hell the gutters have a hard time keeping up.

And the garden hose demo doesn't come close to real world volume.

I still say that $35-$50 a year is money better spent on a clean out service.
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Old 03-19-2012, 07:49 PM   #22
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Robby Robby Robby,cleaning your gutters once a year ain't going to do it,unless there are no trees in your real world
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I never liked gutter guards either Rob, if the leaves cant get in they sit on top and the water cant get in. 20-30 bucks to clean out aint a bad investment. Besides I got to have something for the neighbor kid to do instead of following my daughter around oogleing her.
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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.
Not to turn this into a pricing thread but $35? Is this a guy who lives in a van down by the river?

I think the surrounding trees determine whether or not you should use gutter guards and which guard you should use. Pretty much every guard is still going to let crud in to accumulate and some of them are really hard to work around for cleaning. If there are birch trees or something else that drops fine seeds then you're better off without. It takes a lot of years without cleaning to pay for most of these systems.
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Not to turn this into a pricing thread but $35? Is this a guy who lives in a van down by the river?
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I would guess that'd be for someone with 15ft of gutter.
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The house I put the leaf blaster,( actually called gutter helmet by franchisers in protected sales areas)…….needed leaves cleaned 7 to 10 times a year. I've seen the hard rain with the leaves piled up at the roof eave and water came out of the spouts clean as a whistle. I'm not sure why TNT can't accept a testimonial on a product. And once a year leaf cleaning……really!
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The house I put the leaf blaster,( actually called gutter helmet by franchisers in protected sales areas)…….needed leaves cleaned 7 to 10 times a year. I've seen the hard rain with the leaves piled up at the roof eave and water came out of the spouts clean as a whistle. I'm not sure why TNT can't accept a testimonial on a product. And once a year leaf cleaning……really!
Did you watch the video link you posted?

Even in their own promo video shingle granules were forming in the mesh/slots. I have dealt with all the different types of gutter guards and I have seen some very similiar to those. Full of shingle dust and water just poured over the edge.

These cheap ones below work just as good as any and they are easy to clean out when they get debris in them.

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I would guess that'd be for someone with 15ft of gutter.
I wouldn't even drive to someones house for that. The money that is, not the gutter.
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I would love to see some neighborhood kid clean some of the house gutters around here. Ain't no way their scaling 32's and 40 footers to get to some of these things - and $25 or 35$ doesn't come close to one visit if I'm doing it.

I'm with Tom on this...Leaf Relief is what I've currently been using and no complaints. Cheap vinyl just collapses over time and the holes are usually too big to be effective anyway.

A clean system will handle the heaviest rainfall per hour ever recorded -or so their brochure says

All houses are different and some tweaking of the system should be expected if overflow is a problem. Usually it corrected using valley diverters and alike to solve the issues.

Still have to clean them once in awhile, but much improvement in most cases IMO and some people simply need them.
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I still say that $35-$50 a year is money better spent on a clean out service.
To be fair, I suppose a guy could make money if he had a whole neighborhood to do at that price, and his method was to walk the roof edge with a leafblower.
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Did you watch the video link you posted?



http://www.lowes.com/pd_157336-205-8...ard&facetInfo=
Yes I did watch the video, real world is even better!!
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Leaf guard gutter system is the best there is and it works.
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www.leafguard.com my folks have had them on there house for 8 years and no clogs and they actually catch water.
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leafguard all the way. have had them on an old house ,my parents have them. they are the best
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I would love to see some neighborhood kid clean some of the house gutters around here. Ain't no way their scaling 32's and 40 footers to get to some of these things - and $25 or 35$ doesn't come close to one visit if I'm doing it.

I'm with Tom on this...Leaf Relief is what I've currently been using and no complaints. Cheap vinyl just collapses over time and the holes are usually too big to be effective anyway.

A clean system will handle the heaviest rainfall per hour ever recorded -or so their brochure says

All houses are different and some tweaking of the system should be expected if overflow is a problem. Usually it corrected using valley diverters and alike to solve the issues.

Still have to clean them once in awhile, but much improvement in most cases IMO and some people simply need them.
got em on my house,6'' gutter 3x4 leader, gutter is never frozen with packed snow they are always clear
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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.
Had a customer that had it. Was rotting and falling apart after 3 years.
Looks like some sort of black foam if its the same stuff
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I would love to see some neighborhood kid clean some of the house gutters around here. Ain't no way their scaling 32's and 40 footers to get to some of these things - and $25 or 35$ doesn't come close to one visit if I'm doing it.

I'm with Tom on this...Leaf Relief is what I've currently been using and no complaints. Cheap vinyl just collapses over time and the holes are usually too big to be effective anyway.

A clean system will handle the heaviest rainfall per hour ever recorded -or so their brochure says Like I said, I have heard that, but have also been to several houses that I had major issues with.

All houses are different and some tweaking of the system should be expected if overflow is a problem. Usually it corrected using valley diverters and alike to solve the issues.

Still have to clean them once in awhile, but much improvement in most cases IMO and some people simply need them.
I live in the Midwest, most are houses are two story and are walkable. You can clean the gutters in less than 10 minutes. If you schedule it right you can make a good day or two of work.

I guess we all don't live around people who can afford a grand for gutter guards.
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I live in the Midwest, most are houses are two story and are walkable. You can clean the gutters in less than 10 minutes. If you schedule it right you can make a good day or two of work.

I guess we all don't live around people who can afford a grand for gutter guards.


A g-whiz ain't gonna get you much around here when it comes to some of the systems available. GH quoted 4k for my buddies garage and I've seen numbers approaching 9/10k and higher to retrofit some of the Mcmansions.

Can't really help it if I live around people who spend money on gutter guard with honorable intentions on saving money down the road and protecting their property
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thing that always seemed goofy to me was the gutter helmet at inside miters,there you need to put in a screen
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We put a gutter helmet on a house about ten years ago. It was warrantied and claimed to be the best system at the time. It worked fine until birds climbed in and made a nest. I don’t know how they got in but the helmet had to be taken off to clean the nest out and be replaced with a new product. Our gutter company stood behind it and made it right. I have the fine mesh screen on my place and have never had a minutes trouble. Talk to your local reputable gutter company they should know the best products for your area.

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