So last week I did a job for windows and gutters. I walked the house and never got on the roof or a ladder. So we show up to the home. My partner climbs to the roof and says… Um they have gutter guards. So I climb to the roof and find out they are fully encapsulated. I tried my hardest to examine the condition of the gutters. To me there was nothing in the gutters. So I called the home owner and told him we was not allowed to remove the gutter guards per our insurance. shhhhh total cover up. I told him we inspected the gutters and they were clear to my knowledge. I informed him that charging him $199 to clean his gutters was not necessary or needed. He informed me there was areas of concerns and the water just runs right off onto the ground. We took a hose and walked every inch of the property running water down the roof and examined the problem. Seems to me any decent rain overcomes the gutter guards and runs right over top onto the porch and landscape (in about 5 areas.) We spent 1.5 hrs on the roof. We cleared debris from the tops of the gutter guards and places around the roof line (minimal debris.) We flushed all lengths of gutters and down spouts. I charged him $50 and then for the window cleaning. I felt horrible. I had no idea what to do. Tonight I got another request for a estimate for gutter cleaning. Drove over and of course, GUTTER GUARDS!! So after my last experience I just decided that I would no longer take on jobs with gutter guards until I learn more. So now you know my last experience. WHAT THE HECK DO YOU GUYS DO? Do you clean gutters with gutter guards? If so, How? Without unbolting every bolt there was no way to I could think of to get them cleaned. Thanks for the help.