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Gutter Guard reccomendation?

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Dec 3, 2007
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Gutter Guard reccomendation?

After this fall and everything getting clogged, I need to install gutter guards to protect from leaves debris falling into the eavestroughs. I looked for old threads but couldn't really find any recommendations. There are so many similar products at all sorts of varying prices. I am likely going to buy the screen variety with pinholes, but was wondering if anyone has any advice on specific brand/place to buy? I always lean to Costco but Home Depot, Lowes, Home Hardware, and CTire all sell similar products. Any advice would be appreciated.

Edit: Currently leaning to this, but would appreciate input from those with experience! https://www.costco.ca/Alu-Rex-Clip-N-Gu ... 03740.html
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Aug 7, 2014
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I had the costco gutter system installed 2 yrs ago. The debris still went thru under the gutter system and clogged the drainage, resulting in rain and ice water overflowing. A few months ago, I added the following under the costco gutter system:

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Jan 25, 2007
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Paris
We sell eavestrough and there is no perfect gutter system out there. They all can get clogged underneath and then its that much harder to fix it.
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Jul 11, 2017
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Jerico wrote: We sell eavestrough and there is no perfect gutter system out there. They all can get clogged underneath and then its that much harder to fix it.
I agree 100% I installed the ones from Costco and they downspouts still get clogged. Even if you have the gutter guards clean out 6ft by the downspout every year regardless.
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Feb 29, 2012
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This is something I wonder about every year when my gutters get a deluge of rain, leaves large and small, small needles from evergreens, and worst of all the large paired needles from a Sequoia. The only saving grace is that this combination sticks together in the gutter and doesn't seem to get past the drain guard. Can't do anything about the sources - the trees are mostly to the side of our property where the prevailing wind storms blow toward our roof.

I guess the ladder and an hour's work every couple of weeks in the fall is still the only real alternative.
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Feb 4, 2010
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I was thinking of getting gutter guards but after doing some research it seems like it's a waste as they're not that effective and they're pretty expensive. I'm thinking that I will pay to get it done in the fall after all the leaves have dropped and I can do it myself in the late spring. It seems like the going rate is $60 for gutter cleaning, sound right?
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Feb 25, 2003
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Vancouver
All these gutter guards, screens or covers have one major flaw. They don't solve the original problem with leaves in gutters. All they do is keep the leaves on top and once you have enough leaves piled up, water won't flow into the gutters, but pour out the edge. You still have to go up top and clean everything up.

This is what I have. Never gets clogged. There is a leaf catcher at the bottom of the downspout that I clean out. Everything gets thru and comes down the downspout. Even big moss balls.

https://www.precisiongutters.com/k-funnel-outlets

I bought mine from home depot. The brand was Peak Products. Identical to the link above. Paid $50 and it took me 1 hour to install.

Here is another
https://www.gutterworks.com/shop-online ... flo-outlet
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Nov 18, 2005
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vancitydude wrote: All these gutter guards, screens or covers have one major flaw. They don't solve the original problem with leaves in gutters. All they do is keep the leaves on top and once you have enough leaves piled up, water won't flow into the gutters, but pour out the edge. You still have to go up top and clean everything up.

This is what I have. Never gets clogged. There is a leaf catcher at the bottom of the downspout that I clean out. Everything gets thru and comes down the downspout. Even big moss balls.

https://www.precisiongutters.com/k-funnel-outlets

I bought mine from home depot. The brand was Peak Products. Identical to the link above. Paid $50 and it took me 1 hour to install.

Here is another
https://www.gutterworks.com/shop-online ... flo-outlet
Mine do solve the original problem of stopping the leaves from getting into the gutters. They blow off the gutter covers. The Costco ones have worked well for me.
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Dec 17, 2015
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Burlington
I also have the Costco ones, installed 3 years ago. It does its job. No gutter cleaning for a long while. Prior to install it, it took me several hours to clean the gutters. I probably used 1.5 glad trash bag.

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