The 1st option is the self or professional installation of a filtered builder’s quality product, consisting of plastic or metal screen or mesh, or a combination of mesh with screen. The problem with these types of products are that they collect debris either on top or within the products themselves, and they can easily freeze over in cold climates or become clogged with fine pollen or soot that becomes hardened within the fine mesh. This will block the water from entering the gutter, causing run over. Most of the do-it-yourself plastic and or screen products can become brittle, crack, deteriorate, collect debris over time, or just pop out! These products are also completely dependent on the structural integrity of the gutter. If the gutters are week, it is like building a house on quicksand. Is this really a good solution? The vast majority of homeowners who have tried these methods agree that these are temporary at best and still require substantial periodic dangerous ladder work.
Warranties for these types of products will say that “your gutters will clog”. They are correct, they will not! However, the water will run over the front of the gutter which defeats the entire purpose of having gutters. “Very deceptive”