Gutter covers come in many shapes, sizes and colors. They all have one thing in common, they will greatly reduce the frequency of gutter cleanings you will have to perform over the years. Gutter guards cannot guard against all the debris that can litter and clog gutters. You should not install gutter guards with the intention of never having to get your gutters and downspouts cleaned again.
To decide which type of gutter guard to purchase and install, it is a good idea to observe the environment and landscape surrounding your home. A good time to take notice is in the fall when leaves are falling. You will also want to determine if the severity of your winter season will cause ice and/or snow to clog your gutters and if guards could help. Spring and summer seasons can present issues with trees and foliage blooming that you will want to factor in as well.