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    Rain gutter protection

    Bought a new house in July and it needs some gutter protection from leaves and nuts. Anyone have any experience good or bad? Product recommendations? Would like to instal myself if possible.



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    Re: Rain gutter protection

    Quote Originally Posted by intrepid27 View Post
    Bought a new house in July and it needs some gutter protection from leaves and nuts. Anyone have any experience good or bad? Product recommendations? Would like to instal myself if possible.
    I have live oaks, which have small leaves and small acorns that love to clog the gutters. About 5 years ago, I got these things from Home Depot, and they have worked very well.

    Amerimax White Vinyl Snap In Gutter Guard - 85270 at The Home Depot


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    Re: Rain gutter protection

    Quote Originally Posted by intrepid27 View Post
    Bought a new house in July and it needs some gutter protection from leaves and nuts. Anyone have any experience good or bad? Product recommendations? Would like to instal myself if possible.

    Gutter topper very happy



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    Re: Rain gutter protection

    I have gutter protection, and for the most part, they work great. However, during insane rainstorms, water comes flying off the sides due to the screen reflecting the rain.



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    Re: Rain gutter protection

    Quote Originally Posted by intrepid27 View Post
    Bought a new house in July and it needs some gutter protection from leaves and nuts. Anyone have any experience good or bad? Product recommendations? Would like to instal myself if possible.
    Having your nuts in a gutter rarely turns out well...



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    Re: Rain gutter protection

    Can't you just hold the ladder in one hand with a beer in the other hand while your wife is on the roof cleaning them out?



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    Quote Originally Posted by SwirlingFloater View Post
    Can't you just hold the ladder in one hand with a beer in the other hand while your wife is on the roof cleaning them out?
    I"ll run that past her. (Right before I dodge the ***** slap that will be headed my way.)



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    Re: Rain gutter protection

    When I replace gutters next time, I think I'll use larger downspouts. Has anyone tried this?



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    Re: Rain gutter protection

    Quote Originally Posted by CYKXBUT View Post
    When I replace gutters next time, I think I'll use larger downspouts. Has anyone tried this?
    I have the larger sized downspouts but there is som much crap in the guter that it does not matter.



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    Re: Rain gutter protection

    I have the metal screens on mine and they work great. They came in four foot sections and you just screw them on. I have maple trees so the pods stick in them sometimes but they eventually dry up and break. Menards has them last time I looked.



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    Re: Rain gutter protection

    Hi, This is Jon Miller for LeafGuard Gutter Systems. Millions of people now enjoy the safety, performance, attractive designs and wide array of colors, that make LeafGuard Brand Gutters the best, and only, clog free gutters you can put on your home. Don't take my word for it though.... just ask your neighborhood squirrels.... Awwwww Nuts.




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    Re: Rain gutter protection

    Quote Originally Posted by terryk View Post
    Gutter topper very happy
    I'm another satisfied Gutter Topper customer. Earlier we had tried the do-it-yourself method on my Dad's house using a system from a big box store. It didn't do a satisfactory job and messed up in both heavy rain and snow/ice conditions.

    Later I needed a solution on my house to handle problems with both maple seeds and ice dams. Did a lot of research and looked at about 5 systems before settling on Gutter Topper. It wasn't cheap, but it has proven to be one of the best investments that we have done to our house.



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    Re: Rain gutter protection

    Thanks for all the input.



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    Re: Rain gutter protection

    Quote Originally Posted by Steve View Post
    I'm another satisfied Gutter Topper customer. Earlier we had tried the do-it-yourself method on my Dad's house using a system from a big box store. It didn't do a satisfactory job and messed up in both heavy rain and snow/ice conditions.

    Later I needed a solution on my house to handle problems with both maple seeds and ice dams. Did a lot of research and looked at about 5 systems before settling on Gutter Topper. It wasn't cheap, but it has proven to be one of the best investments that we have done to our house.
    Do you remember how much per foot it ended up costing you? Looks like a nice system. Just want to know if it's worth the extra money.

    Thanks.



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