I've always been a show and tell person,
preferring to share whatever worthwhile endeavor or product one of us has
One such product I recently installed in nine locations around our home is produced by:
www.copper-by-design.com in Portland, Oregon.
Their leaf catcher makes it unnecessary to climb up the ladder to clean out the debris in the gutter where the downspouts connect. After years of clogged and overflowing gutters, getting up on a ladder in the worst weather to clear the wind blown leaves I'm now able to easily clean away the debris at knee level. And the plus side of having all that stuff flow freely through the gutter and downspout is the gutters stay clean.
To a degree the Leaf Catchers are self cleaning as in heavy rain and wind the water will wash the leaves out of the basin. Most often the next dry day it is simple to go around the house and clean out the nine screens in less than 10 minutes.
Now to find that can of house paint and paint ‘em. They do offer a wide variety of different colors for the aluminum Leaf Catchers, the copper variety speaks for itself. L.