Rated 4.1 out of 5 by 73
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by LimpanderGuy I liked them enough that this is my second set
This is my second set of these screens. The first was wiped out by large fierce hail after quite a few years of use, but I liked them enough to buy them again. The first set had the fiberglass screens covering them. I need the screen cover because of an abundance of pine needles from my trees. I used my own modification of the screens added to the basic plastic cover part. I covered it with aluminum wire screen attached by clear caulk at the leading and trailing edge. It gives me less of a place at the leading edge to trap some of the leaves and pine needles than the way the factory does it and I hope the screen wire stays in place better than the fiberglass. If they ever redesign this part, I'd recommend that the top of the leading edge be flush with the rest, I think that would be an even better part, but it is a good part as is. I haven't found any cover that doesn't have some wash over.
August 14, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by cooksley Very Pleased with Ease of Installation
With the impending Autumnal rain-of-leaves, I needed to replace some gutter guards. You can spend $5/foot on some products. These are about $0.60/foot. No clips; they snap in exceptionally tight to a standard K-type gutter; and they are as rigid as the aluminum gutter guards they are replacing. Highly recommended! Installed 36 feet in an hour. (Note: I had previously used the same manufacturer’s product without the filter fabric – but that product is no longer in-stock online.)
Time will tell how long the plastic material will last due to (in this application, limited) sunlight exposure.
Tip: Follow the online instructions on how to trim the product for the 3-inch overlap, but Don’t use tin snips – use your best garden pruners to get crisp, defined, cuts.
September 29, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Lithobreaker Very good if you install them correctly
Installed a total of 58 of these to cover my gutters on one story ranch house.
These can hold up really great if you notch them at one end to help support the next end. I have included pics to help show this. I notched each one aprox 1-1.25" to overlap the screens the same distance to help prevent any gaps in between the screens. I am at a loss as to why they don't make them this way from the factory. I had originally put up about 20 several years ago to see how they held up WITHOUT notching them as I didn't think about doing that. They did ok but did bend down and eventually collapsed etc. as they had no support at the ends.
I have had the new ones up for a month in several storms and in direct sunlight with hot temperatures. These are the non-screen type (no fine mesh fiber underneath) and no additional mounting hardware besides the screens themselves. Have taken heavy rain and a bunch of leaves falling on them so far have slid right off.
The stickers are hard to get off, impossible if they are not warm. If warm to hot, you can carefully peal most of it off. And you have to mount these stickers up so if you don't remove them you see the large stickers from the street very easily. One big con.
September 20, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Brian Snap-In White Gutter Guard Works Well
For the cost of this product the value is insane. I was able to gutter guard my whole entire 1,000 square foot house for less than $40! Slide the gutter guard under your roof's shingles and then clip to your gutter and then you all set. Caution - you might have to pull up some nails to slide the gutter guard under the shingle.
September 15, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Kila Almost Perfect
Pros: Excellent value, espeicially compared to the far more expensive gutter guards. The quality is acceptable, time will tell once our rain season starts again.
Cons: Why oh why oh why do they just not manufacture these with the ** notch already cut into the guard?? ** I just cannot understand that, I did not have a tin snip so was forced to use my household scissors to cut the notch, which the scissors broke from pressing the handle so hard to cut thru the thick end. If it were not for that these guards would have been put up in a fraction of the time needed. They also do not snap on as easy as it sounded so I had to place it on the gutter on the roof, then make a circle around the house on a ladder snapping it on from the other direction. Another good idea would have been to make dedicated corner cuts, another huge time saver.
Overall: These are a value for the cost, I have 200 feet of gutters, needed about 66, bought 70 to be safe, but still ran short by 5, so you might wish to consider purchasing about ten more than estimated to compensate for corners, irregular cuts, accidental breakage, etc. The only thing preventing me from giving this five stars is having to cut the notch for the overlap, that's where all the work comes in. Took me four hours from start to stop using my scissors with most time coming from cutting notches.
June 15, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 EXCELLENT product!
I'm a 67 year old woman and I installed these 2 years ago on my house from the roof top (good enough slope to feel safe).
We have lots of trees and the fall leaves were no problem. The debris the trees drop in the spring was another matter ... too much and too fine to blow off with the wind, so I blew it off easily with our leaf blower. Absolutely NO debris got through to the gutters.
I can't imagine any other gutter protection doing a better job (and we had some mighty aggressive salesmen trying to convince us otherwise to buy their very expensive systems).
Excellent value; Excellent performance.
April 27, 2012
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by SamAtHome White Vinyl Snap In Gutter Guard
I have had these Vinyl Snap In Gutter Guards installed for the past five years and recently got rid of them. Though they worked better than not having them, this model had trouble with pine needles and leaf stems. The holes in the grid appear to be too large and trap pine needles. Despite this draw back, they did keep the gutters flowing year 'round and gutter maintance was reduced significantly. When you think of the linear cost and reduced gutter maintanace, these are still a good deal.
I replaced the Vinyl Snap In Gutter Guards with the next level up that features a mesh filter over the grid.
November 5, 2006
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by RetireeG Excellent value
Gutter guards installed with relative ease and are functioning as expected. There is still the issue of debris accumulating on the gutter screens, but they are performing their job. I still have to beware of the screens becoming blocked, but much of the leaves, sticks, acorns, etc., are being kept out of the gutters.
September 29, 2015