Cleaning gutters is no fun at all!
Gutter guards are advertised as being able to prevent gutters from clogging with leaves and debris therefore saving you from what could be a dangerous household task.
Not everyone agrees that gutter guards are worth the cost, time, and effort to get them installed.
This product do stop full sized leaves from entering your gutters. However, they fail to stop tiny tree flower buds, seed pods and evergreen needles from entering gutters.
So, what should you do?
If you want to spend less time cleaning gutters, then yes – gutter guards are definitely something that should be considered.
Just don’t expect that they will be maintenance free.
Some debris will eventually collect on top of the gutter guards themselves. However, it should be much easier and quicker to clean it off the top than to dig into clogged gutters to remove handfuls of leaves, seeds, and twigs.
Depending on your situation and how many trees are around your home, it will make more sense to pay a professional to clean your gutters.
If you have a house with gutters that are 2 or 3 stories tall, you should consider hiring a gutter cleaning service for once or twice a year cleaning anyway — whether you have gutter guards or not. It’s too dangerous to clean gutters that high off the ground.