Rated 4.2 out of 5 by 5
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Tones Good product. Check your size!!
This seems to be like a good quality product. It is very sturdy aluminum and should stand the test of time. I was challenged by the size however. I measured my gutters and there are 6 inches, but I had trouble making these fit. Not really sure what happened, but maybe the 5 inch size would have been easier. I did get it to work and it seems fine, so who knows.
Be sure that you overlap each piece with the previous one, they will lock together and make it much more stable. I got some sheet metal screws and fastened them to the top of the gutters to be sure they'd stay in place during a Florida storm.
Haven't had a chance to see them in action during heavy rain, but I suspect that water will overflow, but it still beats cleaning the leaves out of the gutters.
All in all I think this is a good product, but is a bit tricky installing until you get the hang of it. Be sure to have some metal snips on hand to cut the end pieces to size. They are pricey but will last much longer than the plastic mesh ones. Very good quality!
October 4, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Bill The right size makes all the difference
I see 5" gutter guards advertised for sale all the time. And That's all that I've seen in the stores. With a little bit of internet research, I found that there are usually TWO sizes of gutter (leaf) guards - 5" and 6". This is related to the width of your gutter. By getting the 6" size, I was able to install them with a good 45 degree slope. That allows the leaves and needles to easily run off. With a 5" size, the guards are just elevated "slightly" - not enough to let debris flow off. I really like the 6" size. These made a huge difference in performing as I wanted them to. Kudos to Home Depot for having the wider guards available online for purchase.
August 25, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by BusyB Handles the rain
Read installation guide and watched the video. Instructions are straight forward but I still destroyed two guards before the job was done. You have to be careful, when bending the guards to snap on the front of the gutter, that you don't rip the aluminum where the diamond pattern is by bending it too much. You also will probably have to bend either the gutter or the guard to get around the hangers. (I did and I had brand new gutters.) Luckily, the guards are easy to bend and to cut (I used tin snips). We've had a number of days of very heavy downpours and the guards have handled the deluge just fine. Overall a decent product that is worth the time and expense to install. I only gave it 4 stars verses 5 because of how easily the guards tore during installation.
July 17, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Larryrob Easy to install but bring your metal sheers!
The gutter covers are well made and work as advertised. The way my gutters were attached to the roof I had to cut a notch into the back of the gutter cover so that it fit over and around the gutter attaching hardware. I live in the Tampa area and since I have installed these covers we have had some pretty significant rain showers and I am happy to report that the water wasn't blocked while debris from the trees surrounding my house was. If I were to do it over again I think I would have used Amerimax’s gutter cover that slips up underneath the roof tiles but the covers I purchased did the trick none the less! A final thought, anyone looking to install these covers on their own should travel over to Amerimax's website and watch the videos and review the .pdf on how to install the covers before starting the project. I found them useful.
March 25, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by JimJ Good Guard
I found this gutter guard to be similar to what I had on my house previously - which is what I wanted to match. I find it great for keeping debris out - but on some sections of my roof where I have a large area to drain into the gutters, these guards cant handle the water volume and rain washes over the top of them. I still like them though - I may cut another slit to allow for more water drainage.
October 16, 2012