We're in the same town, and interestingly enough, I found what I think is
the same stuff. Can't recall if it was Lowes or HD, I imagine they have
near-identical products with different stamps on them.
My neighborhood now has no overhead Doug Firs, so I have opted for the
single "layer" version with the larger holes. With the variety of leaves
that we do have, it seems to work beautifully. One weekend of climbing
around and I haven't had to clean gutters in the two years since.
I'm in a side-by-side dual home unit, and my neighbor had the LeafGuard
system installed on his place. We both seem to have similar results, I
beleive my solution was just slightly cheaper ;-)
When you are evaluating what system to use, depending on where you
live, ask about icicles.
I live in northern Ohio and had a system called K-guard installed,
which was similar to Leaf-Guard in design. With the old traditional
gutter system, I never had icicles on my gutters. However, with the K-
Guard, on the south-southwest faces of my home, I developed very large
icicles, 3' to 5' long during the winter on "warmer" days and cold
nights. The icicles ocurred on both an unheated garage and a well
insulated part of the house. I've since moved and chose a system made
by Alcoa on my new home. This system was installed with new gutters
being installed on the house and is similar to the plastic insert type
sold for self installation at a Home Depot type store, but with very
small holes and made from aluminum. After 3 years, the system has
worked very well, with minimal debris sticking in the holes and no
problems with icicles.
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