By Sal Vaglica of This Old House magazine
Take action to keep downspouts running freely before those shade trees start shedding in earnest. One of these guards won’t totally free you of ladder duty, but it could buy you time between checkups
How they work A vinyl, plastic, or metal grid sits atop the gutter, letting water in while keeping leaves out.
Your job Brushing aside any accumulated debris from time to time to prevent runoff from cascading over…