Who has some sort of gutter screens or guards, what kind/brand & why?

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I have to put some kind of gutter covers up. I have fir/ maple /screw willow trees, all three,,so gutters get loaded. getting too old to climb all the time. Gutter guarda look good but $$$. not sure if worth the price , anyone willing to share what they have & why.

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  • Molly Anmar Molly Anmar on Jul 18, 2017
    I got mine at Lowe's. They're sold in about 3 foot lengths in a couple of differerent colors. You slide the one edge up the bottom course of shingles and snap the other edge into the gutter lip. Works like a champ. You can check out the prices at Lowes.com.

    It doesn't have to look good, necessarily. One cannot really see them from the ground.

  • A A on Jul 18, 2017
    You can buy a mesh for just this purpose. You just set it in your gutters. It is not quite as effective as Gutter Guards, but it will keep the most of it out. I would also purchase the screens made just for the downspouts so they don't clog up. Check out Lowe's or Home Depot.

  • Dfm Dfm on Jul 18, 2017
    i bought 1/4 inch wire mesh. Cut and curved it to set in the gutters.

  • William William on Jul 18, 2017
    I used what Molly used. I tried the wire mesh screen in my gutters and they didn't work out. Trying to bend the mesh just creased and bent it out of shape. I got my vinyl guards at Home Depot. Vinyl screen with a nylon mesh underneath. Lets water through but no debri.

  • Hillela G. Hillela G. on Jul 19, 2017
    Wire mesh is the way to go! Good luck!

  • Myg27260389 Myg27260389 on Jul 25, 2017
    I found an OWENS-CORNING reticulated foam , in 3 Ft sections that fit's snugly in standard 4 In. gutters .The rain water filters through to a run-off channel at it's bottom and any pine-straw or leaves is kept on the top surface,to fall or be wind blown off. I've had the system for several years and
    have had to only ,once a year, give the top surface a light brushing to clear any stuck leaves or pine-straw.

  • Ohiorn Ohiorn on Jul 25, 2017
    We got the wire mesh and had problems after installation with giant icicles over our front and side doors. Called the company and they said this happens sometimes. We never had a problem with the ice pre-installation. Be sure to ask about this if you don't install them.