Rated 4.3 out of 5 by 122
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 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 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 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 5.0 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 2.0 out of 5.0 by Tome Problem with the fit...
I installed this product on one side of my garage gutter - the problem is the inserts get pushed down by the gutter nails and recess into the gutter. It therefor does not make for a good fit. The only way around that is to cut every piece at the nail which makes the pieces smaller. It would work better if the product were higher that way it would be just a fraction above the gutter line. Leaves would blow off better...
September 29, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by TWHG Best gutter filtration value and function
This filtration system works great and very easy to install. I am currently using this system on both my Florida and New York homes. Some very fine residue may collect on top, but easily removed. Home Depot offers the best price on this outstanding product.
October 6, 2015