Flat, aluminum DIY gutter guards (with holes) had little trees growing through them which causes more damage than anything. Extreme clogging, heavyweight in the gutters, and costly water damages do put your home at a high risk. The whole point of gutter protection is to keep your gutters free from all leaves and debris.
We removed all existing gutters, downspouts, and debris from home before inspecting, professionally tuning up all fascia/soffit where necessary. 5" seamless gutters (aligned, flashed and sealed with 50-year sealant) in Royal Brown and secured with hidden hangers (every 3 ft) were installed and protected by our Klean Gutters Leaf Guard. We also installed (4) first story downspouts and (2) second story downspouts, all 2x3 in Royal Brown.
(16 A elbows, 4 B elbows and 4 outlets)