Rated 3.3 out of 5 by 3
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by redmasc Quality material for affordable price.
Installed this on my bungalow that is directly underneath a large maple tree. Every fall, the leaves and other small leaves would clog my gutters and it was a pain to get a ladder and clean out every inch of debris. At one point, the gutters looked like a Vietnamese jungle. I saw that these guards are aluminum and has a mesh grill that helps filter out smaller objects from entering the channels. I needed something that is more durable in cold and hot climates than plastic gutter guards and these seem to fit the bill. Bought 2 sets to cover the perimeter of my house and I still had a few pieces left over. Very easy material to put into place and hold down with some gutter screws. Overall, it took about 2 days to do the complete work over the summer and the results are fantastic. It is now November and there are only a few small leaves stuck in between where the lower lip portion (where you see white gutter screws, screw into, in the picture) and the mesh grill meets into a crevice. Other than that, it has done a fine job at keep out debris and other materials from entering the gutters. I'm happy with my purchase.
November 19, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by munchgbm This product is just as good as the plastic gutter shields.
Yes this aluminum gutter shield is not what I expected. When it gets hot say above 80 degrees with the heat of the sun the plastic shields would ripple up and warp. There is not much difference in these aluminum ones. When they get hot from the sun they also distort under the heat. I guess if you anchor them every foot maybe that would help. I don't know how good they filter out debris cause I just installed them..
August 6, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Mike It is a mesh filter. Filters do require additional cleaning, but still good quality product.
Installed them and have had them on for 2 to 3 years. Like someone here said, it can buckle with the hot and cold. So it needs to be screwed in to the gutter at least every 1 1/2 to 2 feet to prevent that.
Positive things are it keeps the leaves and debris out. It totally encloses the gutter so you should not have to get up there to clean them out again. Out of all of the do-it-yourself products, this one is the best so far I have tried. Plus, it is barely visible from the ground. It also has a slight pitch, so leaves get shed by it.
The only negative thing with these micro meshes are little dirt particles from the roof would get in the mesh part, plus if you live in a high pollen area it may cake up on it and clog it, like it does where I live. It was not a huge concern, If I got up there I could take a hose and spray them off. That seemed to help, or if we got a hard rain it washed them off for the most part. Spraying them with a hose still involves climbing a ladder, but it is better than having to physically clean them out by hand. This product is higher quality than any plastic or PVC product or regular screen. It is better than any under shingle, first row or second row installed product sold by the pros. The nice thing is it does not disturb your shingles.
The big advantage is the cost is cheaper than what some of the pros use and it still does a decent job.
March 27, 2014