Rated 3.6 out of 5Â by 12
Rated 1 out of 5Â by Katwok Fatal design flaw
I bought 400' of this product over a 2 year period for my house, porch cover and shop. I am now going to return all of it. The fatal flaw: When installed properly, the product has a slight bow in it thus keeping it tight in the gutter hooks. OK. But this bow means that the front of the gutter guard slopes down toward the front of the gutter, and the back of the gutter guard slopes slightly toward the back of the gutter. The problem with this design is that in some spots - due to the natural waviness of vinyl gutter systems - the back edge of the white portion overhangs the back of the gutter just a tiny bit in and thus drips water behind the gutter. This is only in some areas, but it means my wood pile gets wet as does my covered deck and it means the fascia board stays soaked all winter. It is an exasperating problem to examine because the wide, clear, vinyl seal-like structure that you see in the picture is pressed up against the fascia board which makes it appear from the top like there is no way water could be leaking behind the gutters. But it isn't leaking from the top, is actually dripping through the guard, and then making its way UNDER the guard toward the back where it then finds the back edge of the gutter. Even a tiny overhang will produce a steady drip drip drip all rainy season - which is 9 months here in Western Washington.
(For Amerimax should they actually read this: A relatively inexpensive extrusion die change would fix this problem: Just change the profile so there is a drip guard underneath on the back side of the product.)
August 31, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5Â by cdoutlook One year later
Silver maples around the house. Easy enough to install under the shingles and attached to the gutters. No little trees growing in the gutters. Summer heat cause some buckling.Leaves blown off the roof during the fall but no clogged gutters or down spouts. Heavy snow and ice again caused some buckling. Only a few adjustments but no replacements needed. If I had the money I would replace my gutters with Leaf Guard gutter system. But for now these are working just fine. Will help my neighbor install these on his house this spring.
April 24, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5Â by Randy Poor quality
The biggest issue is that the mesh screen peeled off very easily. They could still keep out larger debris with out the mesh, but the point of the mesh is to keep out smaller stuff. I also had varying levels of success depending on the slope of my gutters and the pitch of the roof. Most of my roof is steep, which caused the covers to buckle into the gutter. I also did not like having to loosen my shingles to tuck this under them. I ended up removing them and returning them due to the fact almost all of the mesh screens were detached in at least one spot on every section.
November 14, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5Â by Juan Dont hold up to high temperatures
Installed these last fall. They worked fine through fall,winter, and spring, but summer heat and sun caused them to soften and fall into the gutter. Now looking for some thing else.
August 1, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5Â by DNovo Great guards
I bought these, because my brother has them on his house and they've been there for years. Work great! My only complaint is that the bulk box of the guards actually costs more than buying them individually, which is weird, because usually it's the other way around.
November 22, 2013