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Old 09-06-2003, 03:56 PM
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Posting for a friend(sorry this is off-topic):
I am planning on installing the gutter guards on the side of the house
that faces the woods. The leaves build up on that side of the house
every year. I am thinking about the ones that are sold in Home
depot(Model: #451-25)

Is the leaf-guard a permanent solution? Does any cleaning needs to be
done after they have been installed? I know theoratically the guards
should eliminate any leaf build up in the gutter, but does that actually
happen? Or do the leaves pile up on top of the guard needing to be
cleaned? And does the guard let the water flow into the gutters when in
the heavy rains(like we had during the last few days)?

Thanks,
BB


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Old 09-06-2003, 04:08 PM
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yes they do work well and can control the heavy rains - mine do

mine came with the house and I have a very very very wooded lot - only 1
pine but lots of hardwoods.

how it works
The way these gutters work is that the water stays attached to the bullnose
on top, it travels around and then drops into the gutter. any debris does
not stay with the water it drops off over the side.

Sooooo
The gutter itself does not need to be cleaned but the bullnose DOES need to
be cleaned.

What happens over time is that dirt collects on the bullnose - so that a
line of dirt is created along the gutter...then when it rains the water hits
the dirt and instead of dropping into the gutter it starts to drip off.

So you do need to either run your hand across the gutter to get rid of the
dirt OR hit with a hose or powerwasher

Mine I have to do once a year, not a big deal to me

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Posting for a friend(sorry this is off-topic):
I am planning on installing the gutter guards on the side of the house
that faces the woods. The leaves build up on that side of the house
every year. I am thinking about the ones that are sold in Home
depot(Model: #451-25)

Is the leaf-guard a permanent solution? Does any cleaning needs to be
done after they have been installed? I know theoratically the guards
should eliminate any leaf build up in the gutter, but does that actually
happen? Or do the leaves pile up on top of the guard needing to be
cleaned? And does the guard let the water flow into the gutters when in
the heavy rains(like we had during the last few days)?

Thanks,
BB




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Quote:
Originally posted by BB
Posting for a friend(sorry this is off-topic):
I am planning on installing the gutter guards on the side of the house
that faces the woods. The leaves build up on that side of the house
every year. I am thinking about the ones that are sold in Home
depot(Model: #451-25)

Is the leaf-guard a permanent solution? Does any cleaning needs to be
done after they have been installed? I know theoratically the guards
should eliminate any leaf build up in the gutter, but does that actually
happen? Or do the leaves pile up on top of the guard needing to be
cleaned? And does the guard let the water flow into the gutters when in
the heavy rains(like we had during the last few days)?

Thanks,
BB
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Any idea on prices or models available?

What's the make for the model number quoted please?
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Any idea on prices or models available?

What's the make for the model number quoted please?

Yes they work. Models vary depending on installer. If you are into DIY
then go to www.guttersdirect.com I installed their model "leafproof"
and it works well. You will still have to get the ladder out in spring
an fall to get debris off the roof and wash them every year or two
depending on how much shade you have on them. I had several valleys
where a heavy down pour would overrun the gutter guard with water, but
never a clog so far. They have 4 or 5 types. Some are not suited for
pines because the slots allow needles to get inside.

If you want turnkey with guarantee try the aluminum company of NC. They
say they will clear any clogs for free. I doubt they make many of those
calles in a year.

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In article , cfsandford wrote:

cfsandford wrote:
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Any idea on prices or models available?

What's the make for the model number quoted please?

Yes they work. Models vary depending on installer. If you are into DIY
then go to www.guttersdirect.com I installed their model "leafproof"
and it works well. You will still have to get the ladder out in spring
an fall to get debris off the roof and wash them every year or two
depending on how much shade you have on them. I had several valleys
where a heavy down pour would overrun the gutter guard with water, but
never a clog so far. They have 4 or 5 types. Some are not suited for
pines because the slots allow needles to get inside.

If you want turnkey with guarantee try the aluminum company of NC. They
say they will clear any clogs for free. I doubt they make many of those
calles in a year.

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Quote:
Originally posted by BB
Posting for a friend(sorry this is off-topic):
I am planning on installing the gutter guards on the side of the house
that faces the woods. The leaves build up on that side of the house
every year. I am thinking about the ones that are sold in Home
depot(Model: #451-25)

Is the leaf-guard a permanent solution? Does any cleaning needs to be
done after they have been installed? I know theoratically the guards
should eliminate any leaf build up in the gutter, but does that actually
happen? Or do the leaves pile up on top of the guard needing to be
cleaned? And does the guard let the water flow into the gutters when in
the heavy rains(like we had during the last few days)?

Thanks,
BB
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Quote:
Originally posted by BB
Posting for a friend(sorry this is off-topic):
I am planning on installing the gutter guards on the side of the house
that faces the woods. The leaves build up on that side of the house
every year. I am thinking about the ones that are sold in Home
depot(Model: #451-25)

Is the leaf-guard a permanent solution? Does any cleaning needs to be
done after they have been installed? I know theoratically the guards
should eliminate any leaf build up in the gutter, but does that actually
happen? Or do the leaves pile up on top of the guard needing to be
cleaned? And does the guard let the water flow into the gutters when in
the heavy rains(like we had during the last few days)?

Thanks,
BB
You may also want to be careful of ice dams if you live in a cold region. When water backs up in your clogged gutter and freezes it becomes heavy on your gutter. Ice can pull the gutter away from the facia and water can get in behind causing a plethora of problems. With any gutter guard you will have a little maintenance. there are some do it yourself gutter guards at http://www.gutterguard.com and http://www.gutter.net
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i've got the arched metal screen kind and they are the absolute bomb! i
also live in a hardwood ravine, so there's a lot of junk falling on my roof
year round. this design clips on the outer gutter edge and hinges down over
the trough...super easy to install and to flip open if you do need to get
under them. which you won't very often! they do a great job of catching
pretty much everything, and yet still pass water easily, even in a downpour.
i take a leaf blower up about once a year, after it's been dry a while.
anything caught in the guards blows away, and there's so little in the
troughs that i can blow it out without even opening the guards.

fwiw,

dookie


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BB wrote:
*Posting for a friend(sorry this is off-topic):
I am planning on installing the gutter guards on the side of the
house
that faces the woods. The leaves build up on that side of the house
every year. I am thinking about the ones that are sold in Home
depot(Model: #451-25)

Is the leaf-guard a permanent solution? Does any cleaning needs to
be
done after they have been installed? I know theoratically the guards
should eliminate any leaf build up in the gutter, but does that
actually
happen? Or do the leaves pile up on top of the guard needing to be
cleaned? And does the guard let the water flow into the gutters when
in
the heavy rains(like we had during the last few days)?

Thanks,
BB *



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i've got the arched metal screen kind and they are the absolute bomb! i
also live in a hardwood ravine, so there's a lot of junk falling on my roof
year round. this design clips on the outer gutter edge and hinges down over
the trough...super easy to install and to flip open if you do need to get
under them. which you won't very often! they do a great job of catching
pretty much everything, and yet still pass water easily, even in a downpour.
i take a leaf blower up about once a year, after it's been dry a while.
anything caught in the guards blows away, and there's so little in the
troughs that i can blow it out without even opening the guards.

fwiw,

dookie


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BB wrote:
*Posting for a friend(sorry this is off-topic):
I am planning on installing the gutter guards on the side of the
house
that faces the woods. The leaves build up on that side of the house
every year. I am thinking about the ones that are sold in Home
depot(Model: #451-25)

Is the leaf-guard a permanent solution? Does any cleaning needs to
be
done after they have been installed? I know theoratically the guards
should eliminate any leaf build up in the gutter, but does that
actually
happen? Or do the leaves pile up on top of the guard needing to be
cleaned? And does the guard let the water flow into the gutters when
in
the heavy rains(like we had during the last few days)?

Thanks,
BB *



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