I have 13 year old gutters and live on a wooded lot. Gutters have not worked
properly since roof was replaced 5 years ago because of hail damage. The
water is rotting out door theshold and wooden windom sills on first floor.
I currently have screens which were installed 5 years ago but have outlived
usefullness. I am considering a gutter guard system like leaf guard. I
received an estimate and the price was, $3,286 for 169 feet and new
downspouts etc. Does anyone have experience with the product and its cost,
or similiar products. Thanks
There seems to be a lot of mixed review of all the leaf catchers. It
appears to be a result of local conditions and plants.
My question is this. What exactly happened to cause the gutters not to
work five years ago when they worked on your roof. My first idea would be
to go back to what was working before.
You will not get $3,000 worth of performance from such a system. While
the Leafguard concept looks good, performance may not be what you
expect. Gutters are open for a reason. Covering 95 percent of the gutter
opening will have consequences, no matter what the salesperson tells
you. Depending on your roof pitch, tree coverage and other factors,
performance may vary. In my view, dollar for dollar, you will get far
more bang for you buck with extra wide gutters (6" instead of 5") and a
quality gutter screen product such as Steelco gutter screens. Please
visit www.gutterscreen.net for more info on Steelco gutter screens.
Please note that NO leaf filter product will make your gutters 100
percent maintenance free. You should always take into consideration what
will be involved if the gutters ever require cleaning or other service.
With price and serviceability in mind, i think you'll find Steelco
screens an attractive option. Good luck with whatever you decide to do.
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