Rated 2.5 out of 5 by 22
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by DGGG Careful install time will tell
Some rules I used:
1) Only use one slip joint per run.
2) Install multiple drains per run
3) Drain is hi point
4) buy strait pieces home depot will think nothing of restocking contractor damaged warped returns
4) One 10 ft section can expand 1/2 inch (thermoplastic) so space for this.
5) Lube slip joint with silicone lube and hangers.
6) 1 hanger 6 in from each end of slip joint lubed
7) Use home depot vinyl drip edge to make sure it clears edge of gutter edge and does not drip on facer
8) Space hangers 2 ft apart, more ? then you get more friction and could bind.
9) hang ends of gutter first then let free float and note uneven facer board surface, then space or back off hanger from facer.
10) Gutter without slip joint should easily move with your hand.
11) I lube both sides of slip joint.
12( I use stainless hex head flat screws sold at home depot.
13) directions bad probably to increase sales and profit. It's not the number of hangers but friction. Avoid side buckling by backing off hanger screws and slightly floating screw to hanger.
If you put long runs of slip joints in then if you have anything bind the error flex can multiply. 40 ft bind could mean 2 inch expansion if multiple binds. I can understand the problems people are having, and I live in Florida. If I had a corner I would make it a high point.
I just slipped to vinyl drip edge under the shingles also spacing them 1/2 in apart and overlapping space.
If it binds then you have problems, avoid any source of leaks and binging. Foam will go so replace gasket with something better.
January 10, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Dave So easy to install, hope it lasts
I needed a 30-foot section of gutters and it was $200 for a professional to do it so I decided to do it myself and these seemed way easier to install then metal gutters. It also saved me $100. I was surprised how easy they were to install. I actually thought I missed something because before I knew it I was done. The hardest part had nothing to do with the gutters, but setting the level line.
I've read that sometimes vinyl gutters can leak over time, but honestly if I have to fix a leak here and there over the years, these things are so easy to update a modify it's worth it. To install the 30-foot run all by myself and never doing it before it only took a couple hours.
March 10, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by JGCustom Warp and leak over long runs or if there are corners.
Warp and leak over long runs or if there are corners.
Gutters expand and contract a lot, so on a 40' run end up buckling even when properly gaped at the seams, may be ok for short runs but tore them off after a year once the fascia was getting water damaged. The old plastic "U" gutters lasted over years and never warped the joints just leaked, think this may have been because the seams slipped easier and perhaps a different material.
Aluminum one piece extruded are worth the money, roof water damage is expensive.
One way to save money is to use the PVC down spouts and have a gutter installer extrude the gutters for you, or use the 10 foot metal gutters. PVC just changes size too much with the heat.
October 12, 2014
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by fjs440 Gutter Sags And Does Not Look Good
Very easy installation, but after one year, it developed dips where the gutters are joined. The brackets are about one foot from the ends of each of the gutters. The gutters look bad and water stands in the low spots where the gutters are joined. I should have stayed with the aluminum gutters.
October 25, 2011
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Mike Marginal Performance
I installed two continuous runs, one 58lf, and one 20lf. The second summer is now gone, and for
the most part, so are the gutters. I am going to replace them this winter with steel. Summer sun in NorthEast Colorado is intense and has cooked them. Any point not supported by a hanger, has started sagging and warping. Hangers are spaced 16" apart, and even a 9" I suspect that the unsupported sections would still sag and warp. If installed in an area that NEVER is exposed to direct sunlight, there is a good chance that plastic gutters will survive. Otherwise, think long and hard before using plastic gutter systems. If you enjoy changing gutters every couple of years.......ignore all of this.
November 12, 2014
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Chief Rain Master 10 ft white traditional vinyl gutter
Flimsy and,has a tendency to bow, even with the recommended 2 foot spacing between mounting brackets, which causes dripping behind the gutter. Otherwise I like the gutter; easy to clean, no rust.
May 14, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by hvymtlgds Spend the money for the better stuff, go all metal
Put these up about 3 years ago, they went in fairly easy with no leaks. We get past 100 in the summer and these warped all over, every joint leaked the very next winter and even after I tried to reseal the joints. Don't waste your money.
April 19, 2012
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by handy111 good for short runs
Works fine if you have a run of 10-15ft. I tried it on a few short sections & worked fine Then I put it on a 40ft run after a year it warps & dips the joints leak.
April 10, 2012