Rated 4.2 out of 5 by 126
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 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 5.0 by DuaneC Nice product, but be aware
Deserves 4.5 stars. Nice, inexpensive, easy-to-install gutter guard. I did our house several years ago; they work great and seem to be holding up to the elements. A few things to note:
1) Try to install over the hanger, it's easier and limits places where leaves and debris can get caught.
2) Don't expect these to clean themselves like the packaging suggests. You need to use a blower or compressor blowgun to clean once or twice a year. What's nice is when debris is dry, it blows right off. Yes, needles and small debris get caught, but not enough to affect performance.
3) I just bought some more a month ago to do a separate garage and the product has changed. It's flimsier and has smaller pores. Manufacturer said it was an improved design. I guess we will see.
September 21, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by cantuseshortnicknames Not perfect but does the job.
Gutters and trees don’t go together. I have trees, lots of trees including Crape Myrtle Oak, Red Bud, Gum, Pine and more (General types, I don’t know the specific breeds and no Maple “Helicopters” ). 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 can’t 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 can’t put it in if you tried. So I gave this product a try. Reasonably priced and if it didn’t work I wouldn’t be out a lot of time and money. Well to the short of it, the stuff works, somewhat. Not perfect, but I don’t have to spend several hours cleaning the gutters. I’m 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. Can’t say how long this stuff will last but so far I’m 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 5.0 out of 5.0 by BigDan This product was easy to install, it looks great and adds value to my home.
Our house is located in a wooded area necessitating cleaning of the gutters at least 4 times per year. My son and I installed 230 feet of the Home Depot's gutter filtration system in about 2 1/2 hours. The product is light weight and cuts easily. We mitered the corners using a miter box for a professional look. From a safety standpoint the gutter filtration system is going to keep me off the roof. The Home Depot's gutter filtration system also reduced the mosquito population around our house and is anti-microbial preventing mold as well. I enjoyed working on this project with my son and look forward to the next. Thank you Home Depot. I love your store, and the on-line service is an added bonus.
August 27, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Acdc Awesome product and great price
Easy to install, no more gutter build up. Would buy again for sure.
October 20, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Summit Received 8 x 3ft for a total of 24 linear ft.
I reviewed this below and still like the product. However, when I ordered another box, I received 8 3ft. sections instead of 8 4ft. sections. This may have been a temporary supplier problem, but consider checking it out so you get what you need.
October 10, 2012
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Works Not what intended for! Im still climbing the ladder!
After using these a whole year, i must say they are disappointing! Not only did they hold snow but froze worse than before! Ice damns were outrageous, as were the icicles! The sponge would thaw then freeze at night...making a mess for the morning walkways! Its a great idea for Florida or southern states but not in the northeast! My point is, I installed these so i DON'T have to make a trip up the ladder each year! Yes they do hold out most debris..but you must take them out for the winter! So you might just as well not have them at all!
November 10, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Viking Effective Gutter Protection in Minnesota
I have two large Silver Maples and two large Black Ash in my front yard, and live in Minnesota where the winters are long and pose all sorts of hazards to roofs. The first two years we owned the house I was up nearly every day during the spring rains cleaning the gutters. I wasn’t going to go another year without some sort of guard. As the other reviewers wrote, this product is reasonably priced so I gave it a try and did the front of the house. It’s been two years now, and although they aren’t perfect, they have held up to severe cold and maintained their filtering quite well. They have saved me many trips to the roof. I have a large one story rambler, where it’s easy to mount the roof and walk the gutter line with a broom a couple of times a summer to clear out the seeds and bud scales. We haven't had any issues with down pours either, but the valleys of the roofs drain down to sidewalk and driveway where the overflow drains away to the street.
In the winter months I was a little wary of ice dams but have found this to be a nonissue. Ice does form in the gutter but the foam actually acts like a spongy spring. I can punch the foam from the top and snow/ice clumps break off rather easily. So if you don’t mind doing a little maintenance you’ll be happy with this product. I saved a lot of money (10x as much) not going with gutter guards and added another 200 feet this fall to the side and back.
November 17, 2015