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Rated 1.0 out of 5.0Â by Westy1 Did not work
I have several maple trees on my property and they dump tons of helicopter seeds which plug my gutters. I installed these foam strips last fall. This spring the maple trees dropped their helicopters and the rain washed them off the roof onto the foam guards where they stuck on the foam and plugged up. The seeds are sprouting little maple trees on the foam and now I have to go up the ladder and clean the gutters just like I did before I installed them.
June 7, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0Â by Cantuseshortnicknames Not perfect but does the job.
Gutters and trees donât go together. I have trees, lots of trees including Crape Myrtle Oak, Red Bud, Gum, Pine and more (General types, I donât know the specific breeds and no Maple âHelicoptersâ ). I have to clean the gutters at least 4 times a year. I have looked at many of the gutter guards out there. They all claim wonderful things but I canât recall ever seeing any of them mention how wonderful a job they can do concerning pine needles. Anyone with Pine trees will know that a pine needle can get in places that you canât put it in if you tried. So I gave this product a try. Reasonably priced and if it didnât work I wouldnât be out a lot of time and money. Well to the short of it, the stuff works, somewhat. Not perfect, but I donât have to spend several hours cleaning the gutters. Iâm not a professional photographer, but I have uploaded some pictures so you can get the idea of how this stuff works. The before and after are about 8 months apart. You can see there is debris on top of the guard. I took a blower and walked along the edge and blew it off. (it was dry) Water flows fairly well down the downspouts, and durring a heavy rain I did see some drips coming from the outside edge of the gutter. Canât say how long this stuff will last but so far Iâm happy with it. It does keep the tree droppings out of the gutters. No more soggy, water logged, mosquito breeding, turning to mulch, filled gutters :)
July 31, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0Â by Tom35 Dont bother
You would think this is a great idea. Filter out the leaves from the water and the water simply flows through to the downspout. Works great when new. But after the fall hits and all the leaves are sitting stuck in the spongy mesh, the filter systems stops work.
So naturally I had to climb up the later to clean it. Not so fast. These leaves and debri are caked on their especially all those tassels from the trees in the spring which was my main reason for getting them in the first place. Trying to pick those out is essentially useless. To pull them out you have to work around the gutter support to get them really clean. Too much effort. Much easier with the guard in the first place
September 11, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0Â by donwen1331 Excellent for now
I bought this product through Home Depot because i could not get it from COSTCO at the time. I needed another 10 ft or so to finish the installation. The product is the same as COSTCO's GutterGuard 365, but COSTCO negotiated a 5 yr guarantee and Home Depot did not. The product works fine right now and keeps leaves out of the gutter. It is easy to install, and a relatively inexpensive solution. After 1-3 years I forseee having to vacuum out the roof granules accumulating in the foam as well as other small leaf debris and tree seeds and pine needles. However right now the product is great. I hope the foam lasts the advertised 5 yrs.
December 11, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0Â by Homeowner Jury still out
It's basically a filter and like any filter it will eventually get clogged up. I've had a four foot piece (the remaining ten feet of this gutter has another product) in a location on my house that is close to an oak tree for two years and is still working fine although it is beginning to clog up. I expect it will need to be cleaned in another year or two. I wouldn't put this product on a house surrounded by deciduous trees as I believe it would get clogged up after two seasons. If you live in the woods, test it on a short piece of gutter as it is on the expensive side compared to other DIY products. I would recommend this with the considerations mentioned above.
September 16, 2014