I recently cleaned out the gutters which were chock full of leaves and muck. Not a fun job!
Just wondering how easy those leaf catcher/gutter guards are to install yourself. And do they actually make your gutters less efficient? – that is, smaller and more prone to overflowing etc during heavy rain?
I wouldn't recommend them. I find that they can actually cause problems - silt builds up underneath which can be hard to clean out, then you get weeds growing in the silt. I think they interfere with the natural flow of water which cleans the gutters.
I did see "bottle brush" guards recently which looked a better idea as they'd be easy to pull out and clean, flush out the gutter and then pop back in.