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Old 04-29-2015, 10:47 AM
 
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If so, should I get screen type that click on gutters or foam sponge?
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Old 04-29-2015, 11:05 AM
 
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I had the screen type installed on my house shortly after I bought it in 2012.

I am well satisfied .
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Old 05-04-2015, 07:02 AM
 
Location: Sunny Florida
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We had a two story house when we lived in Ohio and cleaning the gutters was a royal pain, not to mention scary due to a fear of heights. We got gutter guards installed and never had to think about the gutters again. My DH thought it was one of the best home improvements we ever made. If our experience is any indicator, it was definitely worth the money.
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Old 05-04-2015, 07:46 AM
 
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Foam sponge will not gather all of that junk like the screen ones will.
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Old 05-04-2015, 08:31 AM
 
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Foam sponge will not gather all of that junk like the screen ones will.
This. In a few years you'll need to take the screens off and scrape out all the mud and smaller debris.
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Old 05-04-2015, 08:52 AM
 
Location: Arizona
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I found it is easier to clean the gutters than the screens. It depends on what type of trees you have. When I had a lot of maple trees the spinners were a pain to get out of the screens. Pine needles still made it through.
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Old 05-04-2015, 08:59 AM
 
Location: Fayetteville NC
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I have two different screen types. I had to do a little additional work to secure them in place. I used zip ties.

I have LOTS of trees that aren't prunable, so for me, it was well worth the effort and minimal expense. If i ever get gutters again, I'll pay extra for the closed kind.
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