For much of the country, it is that time of year when leaves fall and air becomes brisk as the temperature cools. What could be better? How about if your darn gutters didn’t get full of leaves every year? There is a solution to the leaf problem. Put flexible foam in the gutters and leaves can’t get in, but water can flow. The foam sits in the bottom of the gutter and fills the gutter up so that when leaves try to weasel their scurrilous selves into the gutter, there is no room. Yet, this is foam, so water can run out of the gutter the way it is supposed to. No ladders and gutter cleaning for you, no clogged gutters, and an affordable fix for what can be a real problem.
Some people may caution that foam is not safe to put in a gutter. That might be true if you were taking the novelty foam finger from the football game and stuffing it in the gutter, but that’s not what you’re doing. When you purchase foam to prevent leaf clogging in the gutter, you should check to make sure that you are purchasing fire retardant foam as many products are formulated to be fire retardant.