Rated 2.7 out of 5 by 6
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Nevis Waste of money
This whole system added up to being very expensive, over $300 for about 30' of coverage once the brackets and connectors and covers were purchased, but my house is surrounded by evergreens and I wanted to keep the needles out. The problem is, the system keeps the water out too! Especially in winter. It only takes a very little snow before runoff goes right over to fall as if there were no trough at all. I have a constant ice rink at my front door. Also, the expansion & contraction of the trough eventually pulls sections out of the connection seams (which are thick enough to stop some flow on their own. The plastic is flexible enough that it will bend if snow/ice accumulates unless brackets are placed very closely, adding to the cost. It also can crack in the cold when trying to remove built up ice. Can you tell I will buy metal from now on?
February 8, 2011
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by coloradohomeowner Unsuitable for High Temperature areas
I have standard 5" gutters, but some of the guttering is obstructed by roofing overhang, which prevents installation of standard sized metal gutter guards. This seemed to be a good solution with its flexibility to squeeze it down to about 4" width. I installed a test section of this product on a hot Colorado day (95F direct sunlight). Within an hour it had softened sufficiently to drop off the edges of the gutter and fall into the gutter itself. The product would need supporting at the minimum every 1ft and at both ends to work. There appears to be no such option from the manufacturer.
This product needs to be redesigned with a small diameter rod along its length and crosswise bendable metal strips embedded into the vinyl to make it self-supporting
June 24, 2012
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by treehouse Do not last
Unlike the gutters, the quality of the plastic gets affected by direct sun light. New guards are flexible. However, after some years of direct sun light exposure they become discolored, fragile and need to be replaced.
September 23, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Chris Great Product Idea
I just bought three of these for our town home because the HOA was not going install leaf guards for our gutters. HOA can be so cheap these days. Now that they are installed no more leafs or debris in our gutters any more. It's was worth the 16.dollars in the end. Never let a HOA tell you no, just do it yourself. The best invest for the rest of the homeowners in our complex.
June 25, 2014