Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 2
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by hvymtlgds Great product, easy to work with.
I ripped out the cheap plastic gutters because I was tired of the leaks. These steel gutters are great - they are like the ones on my parents house in the SF bay area and they have had no probs with theirs ( house purchased in 1975 still there now) I do suggest that if you need to cut any peices to insert two of the supports ( one on either side of the cut line) and use a proper metal blade with a table top saw it will cut fairly easy and not distort the shape of the gutter. After assembly be very liberal with the calk at all joints from the inside and smooth things out with your fingers. Take your time installing, you wont be sorry. We have had 3 good storms and not one leak.
April 19, 2012
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Larry Good, but could be better in one way
The gutters are a nice gauge and well made. Much better than vinyl which I find tacky. This has fine lines. I cut them to length on my cutoff saw with carbide blade, 60 or 80 teeth at least, and I cut them upside down.
I used their hidden snap lock fascia fastener parts, fastened every 2' to the fascia back board using a string line to make sure they line up. I used screws as easier than hammering in their nails, while standing on a ladder.
Here's the part that frosts me about their "snap lock" bar. Once the fascia hangar parts are in place, one lifts the gutter up and under the hangar parts along the gutter length. So far so good. Then one hooks the snap lock bar to the front edge of the gutter and the other end slides down onto the hangar part tab. But the lock bar pops off the tab. It appears the designers thought a hammer blow would lock things together, but no way. I couldn't find a hammer that could do that, and besides with one hand on a ladder, another one trying to hold the bar onto the tab was hopeless. I cussed. No way I could do it...and I have been a handyman for years with lots of tricks.
I cussed more as I took off the gutter, removed all of the fascia brackets and drilled a 1/8" diameter hole in the top of the tabs, so once I attached all the fascia brackets again, and lifted the gutter in place, I could slip the snap lock bars over the tab, and drill a sheet metal screw into the hole, keeping the snap bar from springing out.
It really upsets me when manufacturers make things that seem like in theory they should work, but fail in reality.
In summary, I do recommend the product as it is a good product, but save yourself grief, and drill a small hole and have some small sheet metal screws for final installation.
July 30, 2013