Snow accumulated on the roof. The water ran down the roof. Time to start planning to (1) clean out the rain gutters in the spring, and (2) install a gutter protection system. This would consist of gutter guards, gutter covers, gutter screens, or gutter filters. Inevitably, the debris level builds up and blocks the rain gutter. A gutter protection system will keep most of the debris out of the gutters (Note “most”—not “all”). The gutter cover is shaped so the water flow will follow a curved surface and fall into the gutter while the debris falls outside the gutter. Any one of these types of systems will improve the cleanliness of your rain gutters and reduce your gutter maintenance requirements. For further information about the different types and models of gutter guards, gutter covers, gutter screens, and gutter filters go to GutterSupply.com.