Rated 4.0 out of 5 by 18
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Madgee Alternative to gutters
Assembly was easy enough, is cheaper alternative to gutter systems, doesn't work quite as good as we'd hoped as it doesn't take the water from the roof evenly as seen in videos, but does take it away from roofline and structure below. We used them on a porch overhang, the porch has our pool solar panels installed on it so may be the cause of the uneven flow.
July 6, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Don They work as advertized
They are easy to install, look good, and work. My install was over a portion of one eave with a window looking out where the coverage ended. I could see the rain coming straight down where there was no 'gutter' installed and could see it scattered outwards where the gutter was.
Value is in the eye of the beholder. I would have liked to pay less, but this was just what I needed.
July 12, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Gelco Great alternative to gutters
I marked off the bracket spacing using a five foot small board and pencil. Then I went back and installed the brackets with two screws each using a drill with socket. Then I snapped the fin assembly onto the brackets. Very easy/
The only drawback is getting each bracket level across the fascia. If they are not in perfect alignment, the overall look can be uneven.
I have watched heavy rains come off the roof and when it hits this system, the water is broken up and spread 2-3 feet out from the home. No more troughs..
July 27, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by don It works!
Installation was easy. They were up just before a heavy (0.85") rain. The freshly prepared soil underneath the normal dripline would have shown heavy erosion without Rainhandlers; with RH, I saw no evidence of erosion: none! The only improvement would be lower cost ;-).
July 19, 2016
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Homeowner Great idea but didn't work for us
This solution didn't work for us because our fascia board is so angeled. I ordered adapters (around $3 for one 5' panel) from the manufacturer, but that didn't solve our problem. The water coming down from the roof wouldn't even touch the gutter, it would fly right over it. Also, I think they look a bit funny hanging so far down at the bottom of the facia. This product might work if your facia is straight and the water is dripping straight down.
December 15, 2015
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by GM Wasn't for me
I bought just a couple of sections as a trial. After the first rain after installation, seeing what it did to the fascia, I took it down- the bottom attachment screw cracked the fascia (the screw shanks are fat, the threads aren't aggressive, should be more like deck screws). The screws they give you strip very very easy: at the head and in the hole. I had so much fun repairing the fascia. In this engineers opinion, they need to rethink the attachment system. I also think for a typical FL rain they get over run by the volume of water coming off the roof. Personally I think they should be 3 louvers wider.
July 30, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by HBIGGUY Trying something new instead of what wasn't working
This winter killed all my gutters due to the ice and heavy snows. They are all cracked and shields over them don't keep them clean. These hopefully will fill the bill. Installation was a breeze for the first area that I have put up as a test. The brackets installed in minutes, and then the actual shield snapped right in. Have only had rain twice to see how they do, but from that the shields have done exactly what was advertised. It breaks up the rain coming off the edge of the roof. If does not divert it like a gutter, but rather if is like a slightly harder rain coming down. They present a much cleaner line on the side of the house, and get rid of the downspout. I am curious to how it will handle ice buildup this winter, but since they don't hold any water, it should be minimal. From the instructions, if ice is a problem you can order extra brackets for support, but each 5' section is supported by three brackets that were included.
July 28, 2015
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Jose OK for some applications
The website does not tell you the minimum requirements for the rain handler to work properly. Minimum overhang requirements on the drip edge is 1 1/2 to 2 inches, in general drip edges are 1 inch making this application not favorable for the rain handler.
August 31, 2015