Well, here's another question on what to do with gutter clutter. For the past 8 years I've had aluminum adhesion-type guards that clip on the gutter rim and slide under the shingles made by Elko Gutta Guard. The inside corners are a constant nightmare, as water rushes over like Niagara in a big storm. So, I put up small aluminum diverters, which half-way work, but which allow leaves, gumballs, twigs to back up on the roof. Also, in a big rain, I don't think the guards work well and water comes rolling off. Since I put my ladder against the gutter to clean and install, adjusting the metal gutter clips is problematic as they shift when I remove the weight of the ladder.
I'm not going to spend thousands to have Gutter Helmet/Cap/etc. installed. I've looked at both ********** and Lowe's and have been pondering the solid vinyl adhesion-type guards made by Gutter World. Also, wondering about the slip-in 3-foot sections of vinyl guards that have the screens glued to them. Do the vinyl guards disintegrate and crack after a few years of UV radiation?
What seems to work best. I'm getting too arthritic to keep climbing up on ladders! Also, how should I handle inside corners.
Thanks in advance.
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