Yes, there are a plethora of DIY gutter guard products available at your local home improvement store. They range from chicken wire mesh to plastic shields. Homeowners typically try these products as a potential solution because of their low cost.
Why a DIY Gutter Guards are not the Best Gutter Guards:
- All DIY gutter guard products have openings that do not protect your gutters against pine needles and other small debris.
- Most DIY products violate your roof when installed. Consequently, your roofer cannot guarantee their work if another company has altered their installation.
- The life span of a DIY gutter guard also make it not the best solution…lifespan is typically very short. The home improvement stores want you to come back!