Rated 3.9 out of 5 by 32
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by DepotDave Rusted and damaged gutters
The clips took some time to get them securely clamped on, but they did do a good job of keeping debris out. HOWEVER, after a few years, they started to rust which surprised me since they are supposedly galvanized steel with stainless hinges. If that's true, why are they rusting?! To top it off, I have white gutters and the rust has run down the front looking horrible as well. I removed them today. While it is difficult to see the rust on the gutter in the pic attached (I had to zoom way in), you can easily see the rust in the other picture where I have placed a spare pack of the new ones next to the rusted ones.
I wished they didn't rust, and I also wished that the wind didn't blow them open either since flipping them back into position wasn't fun either, especially on the 2nd story gutter!
July 20, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Eddy 6 in. x 3 ft. Hinged Gutter Guard
Unlike the plastic guards with holes, these allow full flow of water off roof and being metal , will last much longer in Florida heat. Installation is easy. Before install, I spray painted them with rustoleum industrial to match my dark brown gutters.
March 28, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Billphoenix5 Great Product
I have 3 full grown eucalyptus trees on my west property line. The prevailing wind is from the west and those trees drop leaves and twigs all year long. I also have bird feeders and they attract a lot of pigeons. My gutters were always full of leaves and pigeon droppings, but no more. These gutter screens were easy to install and only dust gets into my gutters now. I recommend these highly.
August 24, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by JDJDJD Best design but exceptionally poor mounting clips
Design is the best. Have tired several gutter guards/screens and if you have trees, you have to clean gutters. Less frequent with screens but still has to be done. That's what makes the design perfect. Being able to hinge them open is critical. I had used these several years ago and had to replace when I got new gutters. Previous batch came from the other big store. May have been a different brand or just change in quality over time but I sure wish I could get those again. Clips push onto edge of gutters and are supposed to have barbs on them that lock them on. These new screens have no barbs on them. Impossible to "lock" them onto gutters. Move them at all and they just fall off. Saw another review about having to screw them on and that's what I'm doing now. Much more tedious installation but still better than any alternative I have found. I recommend these but only if you have near infinite patience for installation and know your way around home projects. Also see comments about them blowing open and yes, they do. The cure for that is to take a piece of galvanized wire and "twist tie" every other one together at one end. With two wired together, the wind won't blow them open.
June 22, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by RyanKansas Good Value
gutter guards are a good value especially compared to the plastic ones
available. They seem to work well but are somewhat an eye sore with the
way they sit on top of the shingles on the roof. Mine also did not click
easily on the the gutters around my home due to the way my gutters are
I actually bent my pieces and made them sit flat within my gutter so
that they would not be an eye sore. It took a little more work, but it
was worth it when you compare the cost/ft of these guards to the
June 15, 2006
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by fncloss Solid Leaf Guard
These things have been on my house for 20 years..!!
I recommend these to everyone that complains about fighting clogged gutters.
No screwing into the gutter, no lifting up and tearing the shingle to tuck them under. I hinge up the sections 2 or 3 at a time to clean out the little bit of muck that accumulates in the gutter every 3 or 4 years. And that only happens In a few places around the house. The muck is from whatever tiny bit of matter that makes it’s way through the screen and decays... it’s almost like coarse slime.
I’ve never had a clogged downspout or overflowing gutter unless I fail to do the 3-4 year mucking. They’ve never lifted or blown off. I don’t see them at all and I’ve never had anyone avert their eyes in horror because there’s something on top of the gutters.
I'll blow the leaves off in a few places they like to settle.. like in a couple valleys - while they're still dry in the fall. I get through the wet season here in the northwest with great peace of mind that the gutters will do their job.. !!
September 18, 2008
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by xpnctoc Works for me
I bought these after reading many dismal reviews for every type of gutter guard out there. Since no product was getting universally rave reviews, I turned to unit price. I was originally enticed by the low per-foot price of the plastic roll products -- until I found out you need to buy plastic arch braces separately to maintain the shape. If you total that up, the cost for these steel ones is the same as for the flimsy plastic ones. So if the cost is the same, why wouldn't you buy the heavier-duty stuff? They've been on my house for a month now. They're doing their job -- keeping the junk out of my gutters. I will say it did look a little weird with the guards just resting on the roof. To counter that effect I simply bent them into a slightly rounded shape so the edge that is supposed to rest on the roof is actually tucked into the gutter a bit. That reduced the profile so that you hardly notice them. The bottom line is that this is product does what it's supposed to. What more could you want?
July 10, 2010
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Nibs They work well
I've had them on for about six months now. They do look a little odd and stick out because they are not the same color as the gutters or roof, but I countered that by spray painting them flat black before installing. They blend in very nicely this way.
They don't block everything and they aren't supposed to. Anything small enough to fit through the holes will easily be washed out the downspout by the flow of water, naturally. It's the big stuff like big leaves and sticks and sweetgum balls that cause blockage and these do a good job of protecting against that.
Like another reviewer stated, I chose these because the price was right, they are metal and heavy duty, and because no guards get universally good reviews. The guards that have a "helmet" design didn't look like they'd let enough water in under heavy rains.
So far they have worked well and blocked everything that has needed to be blocked. My only complaint is that if it rains really, REALLY hard.... biblical hard... severe tornado thunderstorm hard, the water can actually sheet off the things instead of going into the gutter. This has only happened once in six months and if it is raining that hard, I can't see how any gutter guard wouldn't allow the same thing to happen.
December 23, 2011