Rated 3.7 out of 5 by 114
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
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 3.0 out of 5.0 by Synergy These covers work but they are not perfect !
Although the covers have reduced maintenance for clean out they are not perfect. They do keep out the majority of elm tree seeds and pine needles that fall from my trees. While doing this job they also provide shelter for rodent nests. The rodents also like to eat or chew the covers requiring periodic replacement of some covers. I have tried other covers and these are better than anything else I have tried.
April 21, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by arnoldtoolman Work very well when new
I've been using these for a few years now and when new they are really good. I have 6 inch gutter around the entire parameter of my house and have used the old not so rounded noses and the newer rounded noses. The newer rounded ones work better first because they actually hook onto the front of the gutter. The problem cones after they have been installed for a couple of years the narrow slots get crud in them and plug up. am currently trying some that I have widened the slot by 1/2 inch. So far they are functioning well. I'm hoping they will not get clogged up as quickly. The biggest problem in the past is the maple seeds. We'll see how well it goes.
June 13, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by 1234 Problems
The product was fine but getting it ordered was a different story. I went through the entire online order and things ran smoothly until I got to payment. At that point the site said that part was shut down and I could not complete the order. All of the information I had about the material was lost when I attempted to retrieve it. I then called the telephone order line and had a great deal of difficulty conveying to the person at the other end just what I wanted. He was very helpful but since I didn't have the item number it took quite a while to get things accomplished. We finally did and everything went well from then on - the material actually arrived before the expected date.
August 4, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by trogo Great Product and Good Price
I recently replaced my roof and gutters due to a hail storm. I got estimates from several contractors and all of them said the Amerimax plastic gutter covers were junk, and wanted $15 to 22 per foot to install their aluminum gutter guards. My neighbor had installed Amerimax Gutter Covers himself a few years ago and has been very pleased with their performance, and had NO damage from the hail storm, unlike others with aluminum covers.
I decided to save some money and go with the Amerimax Gutter Cover, and did the work myself. Saved over $1000 and have been very satisfied with their looks and performance so far. Highly recommended for someone wanting to save money and able to do the installation themselves.
July 6, 2011
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Koiman What you need to know before you start
Download the complete installation instructions at the bottom of this page under "MORE INFO". Here you will find detailed information for the installation. The most critical info is you must overlap the ends by at least 1 1/2". This detail is not mentioned on the label instructions attached to each piece of gutter guard. Some of the unhappy reviews mentioned that just butting them together isn't a very good method. Well that's because it's wrong. They also mention the use of screws(optional). At the end of the gutter you fashion and end cap by artfully cutting the end piece of gutter guard.
June 4, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by George works great
Got this on 4 rentals for several years. All trash and pine needles just wash off. Easy to install. Use a 1'x4' piece of thin paneling to lift the shingles and slide the guard in. A Stanley Wonder Bar to lock it in the gutter and a self-tapping screw in the middle to keep it from popping out later. You will need a stand-off stabilizer for your ladder. .
December 31, 2013