I have an 800 square foot house. The roof has some cosmetic issues but it still serves its purpose and probably has another 5 years before it NEEDS replaced. I would ideally like to replace the roof and the gutters at the same time, but I don't think I can afford that right now. I do need to replace these gutters however because they are raggedy looking and I don't think they function that well anymore (despite refastening them, cleaning them twice a year). I don't have a big house, but I do have shorter overhangs. Do I still only need 5" inch gutters? I have asked contractors and they usually say to go with the 6" if I can afford it. I'm not sure how much of a difference in price I'm looking at. Anyone know how much more ballpark I'm looking at to upgrade from 5 to 6" gutters? And do you even think it's necessary? Also, I feel there's a lot of push towards gutter toppers/guards whatever you want to call them. How effective are they? If they allowed me to only have to clean my gutters once every 2 years instead of twice a year I would consider them worth it. But if they decrease the amount of rain collected vs not having them then they're not worth anything to me. Thoughts?