Rated 3.8 out of 5 by 131
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Jaybo Yes - they DO work
After the 1000th time of risking my neck at the end of a 24ft ladder, having to clean out my gutter 3-4 times a year due to my neighbors trees, I decided to just try these. By the looks of them, I did not have high expectations, but I gave them a try and bought enough for 2 sides of my home. The installation was fairly straight forward, though, again, a bit stressful at the end of a 24 ft ladder. This was a year ago, during summer. Recently as I was sitting on my deck, I noticed that I had never looked back at my gutters since. No more waking up in the night due to the rain spilling over, or fixing the divots left in the soil below. And during that recent deluge of a rain that soon came (it is summer, after all), I watched, from outside (with umbrella in hand) that these things worked perfectly for me! Quite possibly one of the best bang-for-the-buck items I had ever bought from HD. Your mileage may vary, but I am just tickled pink with them.....
July 19, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Biggs Great Value and Easy Installation
I purchased this product after trying the Diamond Gutter Guard also made by Amerimax. The Diamond gutter guard kept everything out of the gutters, including the water. This product works much better. There is a small amount of runoff in very heavy rain, but the amount is trivial. The valley where the water runs into the gutters stays clear and I haven't had to clean my gutters since the installation. I bought 25 of these and had them installed in under 2 hours. I am by no means an expert handyman, but a child would have no problem installing these. I would absolutely recommend this product to friends and family. You'll be glad you invested in these.
October 8, 2015
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Dad Somewhat effective. Keep out some leaves,get clogged with debris, form icicles and ice dams in the winter, dirt adheres to the PVC..
Do not understand 5 star ratings at all. Covers are EZ to install. We have lots of trees ; Oaks and maples on the North side do not drop leaves at the same time . Not a noticeable difference on the S or W facing gutters. Must still clean out the fairly new gutters and unclog the covers in the spring and the fall . Takes 2-4hours plus time to remove the dirt and mildew from the PVC with bleach. Remains a dirty time consuming job. Have replaced these covers once rather than clean the debris from the openings and the dirty PVC. Have found a birds nest or two. but now I can skip the winter and summer cleanings Not afraid to get up on the roof myself . Hired hands charge too much and don't meet my standards. Neighbor removed all his gutter guards and covers and demonstrated he is able to clean our gutters with a backpack blower in twenty minutes. Our covers are off now ; I may borrow his backpack blower in the fall.
June 21, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Dave Like the way they work
I have seen these gutter guards on other house and like how they look. And after talking too the home owners they all say that the guards keep all the leaves out yet still let the rain off the roof get to the down spouts.
April 26, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by mike excellent product
Instructions were easy to follow, panels went in easy, did not need to use screws but due to the differing weather conditions, I may have to install them later. Product was easy to cut to fit with tin snips
July 14, 2015
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Tom Amerimax Gutter Guards
Made from very good material. However, I have 6" gutters that these are advertised to fit. The lip on the 6" gutter won't accommodate the gutter guard. I was unable to snap the guard to my gutter except on each end of the guard. The area of space to snap or apply the gutter guard is too small. They may be great for the 4" or 5" gutter but not the 6" I have.
March 8, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by pete whitegutters
They were easy to put up and they seem to be working well so far.
March 8, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by steveinaustin Reviewing two years after installation
After cleaning 2-year-old gutters in fall 2012, my wife and I decided to install these after trying a few of the flat diamond screen version. Installation takes some effort to get the edge between the decking and the shingle. A putty knife would probably make raising the shingles easier. Once the entire back edge was under the shingle I using a paint can opening tool to snap the cover into place. (That idea came from another reviewer.)
Fast forward two years; I had been working out of state and my wife noticed a lot of rain spill over from the gutters outside the kitchen. I removed a couple of covers for cleaning and cleared a clog at the downspout screen. I also found the drainage slots clogged with dirt and cleaned them with a wire brush. I suspect that accumulation was due to water backup. But I find it easier to clean the outer slot every two years than to clean the gutters.
One more thing: I didn't read the instruction download until today. The mfr recommends 1-1/2 inch overlap cover to cover (to improve appearance and prevent gaps), and describes how to make a bird guard at the outside corners. Because I had not read this, I improvised with duct tape and had critters crawl into the gutters.
October 20, 2014