Gutter guard systems you can install yourself
The tasks regarding the improvement of the house should be easy and quick to do, also is the installation of a gutter guard system. The solution to this is a DIY model you can install yourself. The upside to these models is that they require no additional cost for installation.
The oldest gutter guard type is the screen, in the form of metal panels. To the sides of the gutter there are some clips attached that you need to push them when installing the panel on the top of the channel. There are the waterfall models that have solid runners on one side that you slip under the roof shingles for better stability.
Installation of a DIY gutter guard system with clips is very easy. The downside to this is that they are not very stable and might get damaged by strong winds. But still, they are made of a strong material that handles a long period of time. On the other side the gutter guard systems with runners are more complicated to install, but are also more durable. This means an inexperienced person may have some difficulties installing it.
The other type of gutter guards you can install yourself is the foam and mesh guard. All you need to do is place them in the channel. The channel is filled completely with foam, while the mesh fillers are protecting the top screen. In the end, this seems to be the easiest to install.
But this guard has one big disadvantage, it holds small particles and it clogs the drain making you to clean it regularly.