Rated 3.9 out of 5 by 25
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Damon Didn't work out for my gutters
These gutter guards have a tab in the back perpendicular to the gutter guards and are only useful if your gutters are installed with a gap between the shingles and the beginning of the gutter of about one inch down. Not all houses have that, especially older ones. So if the tops of your gutters are less than an inch from the bottom of the shingles (vertically) it didn't work, but they might be good for a newer house with a one inch gap. If you do have that gap I can see how they would work better.
May 3, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by JImmie The gutter gard is working prefcectly to date.
The installation on my house required some modification of the four ft. pieces in order to fit my house. The modification was easy, if you have the proper tools. All cots was done on a band saw. My house required 14 corners to be mitered.
December 8, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by DJ Very hard to install
I had a real problem getting the Gutter Shield to "snap" into the gutter. It may look easy on their demonstration video but it is a lot of work. Will be returning the product to the store. Also tried to contact the Diamond company but their server was down and there was no phone contact listed.
August 13, 2015
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by TruWebs Warning on roofing valleys and inside corners
Not a difficult product to install depending on the condition of your cutters and roof. Be warned of where you have inside corners/roof valleys. Water rush quickly down these valleys and the holes in the gutter shield cannot compensate even a moderate rain fall. You will get over flow of your gutters even with rush guards installed. Amerimax needs a better solution for the inside corner roof valleys. Especially since this is where there is a high volume of water that that usually goes directly to downspout. Leaving corners un protected is not an option as valleys usually also bring lots of leaves and other tree debris. There needs to be a better solution for the corners.
August 31, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by PKL Back to vinyl guards!
My experience level is not incredibly high with home improvement, but I can follow instructions, use a few tools, and am able to do little projects myself when it will save me $200. I have installed vinyl gutter guards before and it was super easy. I downloaded the instructions for these Black Diamonds, did the cutting on a couple of pieces for the end cap and hanger notches - no problem at all. But even when they were cut so nothing stood in the way of the final "snap in," no amount of force (and you don't really want to use a ton of force on your gutter...) could make the lip of the guard lock onto the lip of the gutter along the length of the whole guard. Maybe it would work in one-foot sections, but at 3 feet, I found it impossible to make the lips line up for the entire length while still maintaining the pressure necessary to get them to snap in. Frustrating experience. All but the two pieces I cut are being returned, and I will gladly go back to the vinyl guards that served us really well for 6 years on our old roof.
February 28, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by BillieP Gutter Guards
Top quality product, which was very easy to install.
January 22, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Jojo great gutter guards
I purchased these for my Dad's gutters online and picked up in store. We had someone clean our gutters and put them on and they had no issue with the installation. I like the fact that they are metal as opposed to vinyl or plastic.
October 28, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Jerry Quality product for self installation
Just completed installation on four gutters. This product is far superior to the plastic gutter guards.
Installing it properly is the key to success:
- Download the instructions; If you don,t have a gutter hanger at a needed support area then install a screw in line with the hanger screw; Screw down the edges to the gutter, this provides increased rigidity and alignment (holes for fastening are provided, use stainless sheet metal screws for gutters); Have proper tools for cutting end sections (tin snips and hacksaw).
June 6, 2013