Doesn't lock onto the gutters as advertised. Takes screws to hold in place. After install the pro...
Doesn't lock onto the gutters as advertised. Takes screws to hold in place. After install the product seems to work well as long as the pitch of the roof is great enough. Slow sloped roofs will not work with this product or anything like it.
Inside and outside corners must be custom cut and there isn't end caps for these covers so if those are needed, custom cut and fold.
Shipping was a nightmare! The first shipment was lost in transit. Home Depot ordered it again and weeks later MOST of the product arrived. The rest was damaged in transit... Not satisfied about that part at all!
I purchased this product after trying the Diamond Gutter Guard also made by Amerimax. The Diamond gutter guard kept everything out of the gutters, including the water. This product works much better. There is a small amount of runoff in very heavy rain, but the amount is trivial. The valley where the water runs into the gutters stays clear and I haven't had to clean my gutters since the installation. I bought 25 of these and had them installed in under 2 hours. I am by no means an expert handyman, but a child would have no problem installing these. I would absolutely recommend this product to friends and family. You'll be glad you invested in these.
Instructions were easy to follow, panels went in easy, did not need to use screws but due to the differing weather conditions, I may have to install them later. Product was easy to cut to fit with tin snips
After cleaning 2-year-old gutters in fall 2012, my wife and I decided to install these after trying a few of the flat diamond screen version. Installation takes some effort to get the edge between the decking and the shingle. A putty knife would probably make raising the shingles easier. Once the entire back edge was under the shingle I using a paint can opening tool to snap the cover into place. (That idea came from another reviewer.)
Fast forward two years; I had been working out of state and my wife noticed a lot of rain spill over from the gutters outside the kitchen. I removed a couple of covers for cleaning and cleared a clog at the downspout screen. I also found the drainage slots clogged with dirt and cleaned them with a wire brush. I suspect that accumulation was due to water backup. But I find it easier to clean the outer slot every two years than to clean the gutters.
One more thing: I didn't read the instruction download until today. The mfr recommends 1-1/2 inch overlap cover to cover (to improve appearance and prevent gaps), and describes how to make a bird guard at the outside corners. Because I had not read this, I improvised with duct tape and had critters crawl into the gutters.