Prevent Leaves From Clogging Your Gutters With These Quick Fixes

Prevent Leaves from Clogging Your Gutters With These Quick Fixes

Clearing leaves from gutters is a necessary evil. Fortunately you have a few options that are designed to keep your gutters clear of debris and allow water to flow unobstructed through the gutter and downspout.

Tom Silva of This Old House shares a few gutter protection options in this video that range in price and installation. Covering the gutter is the easiest option, which relies on surface tension to direct water back into the gutter while preventing leaves from falling in.

You can also opt for all-in-one gutter replacement that includes the gutter and cap.

Whatever option you choose, your gutters will still require periodic maintenance. Check out the link below for the full video (which unfortunately we couldn't embed here).

How to Make Your Gutters Leaf Proof [This Old House]


    The reality is there is no effective gutter/leaf guard. The more effective they stop the leaves getting in the harder it is to clean any leaves leaves that you need to get out (trust me they get in). The best option is not to have any gutters and have an open channel on the ground that runs into a soakwell.

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