Are gutter covers worth the investment?

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My house is surrounded by hardwoods, so the gutters need cleaning a lot! I would like to know if the gutter covers are actually worth the investment?

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  • Oliva Oliva on Nov 16, 2018

    Absolutely! Best investment, ever. If they ever need attention, the installing company takes care of it for free. No climbing ladders, no fear of falls, no icy hands, no items growing in gutter, no overflowing gutters, no rain drenched clothing, no paying someone to do it when you no longer can ( or if a physical injury in your younger years prevents you from being able to do it, yourself).. What could be better?

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    • Jeanette Jeanette on Nov 18, 2018

      Thanks again, Olivia!

  • Peggy L Burnette Peggy L Burnette on Nov 16, 2018

    Hi Jeanette, Sorry your are dealing with lots of leaves in your gutters. Here are some pros and cons that hopefully help you make up your mind. Good luck Before You Buy Gutter Guards, Review These Pros & Cons Of ...

    1. https://household-tips.thefuntimesguide.com/gutter-guards/

    Gutter guards are advertised as being able to prevent your gutters from clogging with leaves, as well as water and debris — thus saving you from what could be a dangerous household task. However, not everyone agrees that gutter guards are worth the cost, time, and effort to get them installed.

  • William William on Nov 16, 2018

    Gutter guards are a great investment. I tried the aluminum screens and they collapsed under weight. Tried the brush that goes in the gutter. The get clogged and slows/stops water flow. I finally found what works for me. Have had no problems.


    https://www.homedepot.com/p/Amerimax-Home-Products-3-ft-Snap-In-White-Gutter-Guard-85270/100009044

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    • Oliva Oliva on Nov 18, 2018

      Hi, William,

      Did you install the type that was attached to your comment? It's obviously significantly less costly.

      Some people in our region had complained that the snap in type still became covered with wet leaves, diminishing the effectiveness (thus the decision to go with Gutter Helmet).

      Thanks for your time. Your knowledge of home repair remedies is quite impressive.

  • Molly Anmar Molly Anmar on Nov 17, 2018

    I love gutter guards!


  • Molly Anmar Molly Anmar on Nov 18, 2018

    I have these:

    https://www.lowes.com/pd/Amerimax-Snap-In-Gutter-Filter-PVC-Gutter-Screen-6-5-in-x-3-ft/50040810


    They're easy, but a teensy bit fiddly to install but they work a real treat. The flat side slips up under the shingles and the other side snaps into the gutter edge.

  • Oliva Oliva on Nov 20, 2018

    Absolutely worth the money. Gutter helmet offers lifetime warranty to original owner, takes care of any issues (birds getting into edges, etc.), great customer care.

    No more ladders, ice dams, leaves interfering with rain drainage.

    Leaf Guard is also highly recommended.