Best and Worst Gutter Guards from Lowes, Home Depot, Menards



welcome back everyone to our channel my name is Dmytro Lipinski in today's video I'm gonna be talking about gutter covers gutter covers probably one of those products there's just too much on the market it's too many types in this video I decided I'm not gonna talk about any Brad's brands whether it's good or bad I simply went to big-box stores around me Menards Lowe's and Home Depot and I picked different types I believe we have seven or eight different products here if you see three of them it means all three stores were selling them so in this video I'm just gonna describe them by price by performance and by expectations as homeowner what expectations can you have do it yourself or if you hire a contractor to do them for you so let's get it started so I kind of listed them from best to worst ear and again I'm not gonna be talking about brands I'm gonna just talk about concept and what we've seen as a contractor for years because I've seen almost all of them fail at some point and it's a newsflash for all manufacturers out there who's trying to convince homeowners that their product works majority I would say 95% of gutter covers will fail you're not gonna believe it but nobody yet invented gutter cover that works hundred-percent are in their all conditions even if you pay you know ten thousand dollars thirty forty dollars per lineal foot you know patented trusted company they still not gonna back it up completely I mean they can back up their warranties but all gutter covers will fail sooner or later it's just it's just a reality so the best we found between those three stores Lowe's Home Depot and Menards sexually micromesh concept I'm not the biggest fan of this I mean this is alright I do like this leap on the back if you installed you actually can screw it but the best micromesh on the market I've seen will have this slip much bigger so you can actually screw to the fascia so what it does it will allows you to install it and make your gutter actually stronger so the best gutter cover system is where you can install it at the front and where you can screw it to the back this one here will do the job I do like the design I do like how much metal it has on the back so it kind of makes it nice and solid for the shingle part so kind of rest there but again ideal for me in this situation would be the product where I can actually screw in the back end a little bit confused with this one because it does has a leap but I don't know if it's safe for me to run a screw to it and if I do because it's angle I don't believe it's designed for it so the problem with this is when it's only at the front you limit the strength of the gutter system so if you have weight or limb or something it can pull away from from the fascia if you would reinforce it in the back it would make it one solid piece with the gutter itself and then will last much longer and would be more durable everything kind of box it in but so far what we've seen in three stores this probably gonna be my choice it will cost you more money but it will last many many years to come now next one this one is interesting because it has this little reapz again the same thing you kind of drop it in underneath your shingle and pretty much it's supposed to stop the water I do like that it made out of metal unlike cheaper option we're gonna come next you know plastic ones those gonna have a lot of problems again sooner or later you're gonna have a lot of mass here between what we've seen this is one of the best it the greatest kind of big enough so granules from the shingles will go through and will clog your gutter inside when that happens sooner or later especially if you have you know hail or wind or you know in let's say in ten years you're gonna lose a lot of granules all of those granules going to inside your gutter and you're talking about half an inch of stuff so the water will be staying there so unlike micromesh it's not gonna filter those small Tabriz good design better than other options not the best but good return on investment because it's not too expensive you definitely can do it yourself for what I've seen it's alright now this one here is one of a kind I believe Menard sells them other distributors not big-box stores but uh stores were contractors buy from they sell a lot of this type of gutter system with the holes again it's it's alright design what I like about this on what I was talking earlier but you can't actually reinforce it all the way to your fascia so once you do that it's going to become one solid piece holes are a little bit bigger than I want them to be so it's not micromesh so your granules and stuff will fall right through also pine needles and stuff like that can can go in and stuck here but overall it will make your gutter pretty strong overall if I would rate it from one to ten I would give this six seven it's not the best it has it flows but it will die it will do the job for you for years to come but sooner or later you will start having major issues because you know stuff will be piling up here another thing too every once in a while you might be you need to go and actually clean it manually what I don't like about it is this little leap and because right before got our ends it stops and it dips back so what's gonna happen if you have leaves unlike other systems for example if I would compare to the first one my number one choice today if you compare two you can see the breeze from this one will fly down in here they're gonna stock another option here it's a bigger mash I believe this comes from Home Depot let me see it doesn't really matter they all very very similar so the same concept one piece so this one here the back goes under the string the front lips here looks good a little bit flimsy I mean you can see even here I can do this I can push it in what I don't like about it it's not long enough so a lot of gutter guys they only installed those brackets every 24 inches so if you have three foot piece not four not five like right now I can't even rest it over two brackets so what's gonna happen is if anything heavy pulls it falls inside and then if you have leaves or debris it will pretty much common side so it's not holding really well not very impressed to get what you pay for it's where a draw the line it's alright I wouldn't install it in my house but I guess if you want to take a chance that's fine now everything on this table is absolute garbage I cannot tell you how many hundreds of houses I've seen if not thousands failed I'm gonna start probably with the worse than this one Lowe's and Home Depot sells them because Lowe's and Home Depot has such a big presence in the United States I would say stay away from this one I literally seen this product in the gutter where God has overflown I actually make jokes about it you literally buying crap to clog your gutter immediately so what's happening is all the small stuff leaves they're gonna stuck in here the sponge because this is sponge it's literally sponge will collect the moisture yes it's designed to be filter but when you put a filter inside gutter all it does clogs that gutter and collects more moisture and more debris on top of it so I call it I mean I don't know how you can even advertise that clog your gutter to clog got our more in the future because that's exactly what's gonna happen because he's black and a sponge after about two three years this will create a big big smile here so what's going to happen it's going to dry up is going change its shape so it's gonna be very dry sponge at the top with a lot of nasty debris in it because it's never gonna fly away and it's gonna catch that so this is the nastiest product in a gutter market I've ever seen and I'm not talking about it even in the store I mean I don't like how it looks on the shelf but I'm talking about cleaning it as a mess installing it is alright but it'll never work I guarantee I promise you that I've seen hundreds of jobs failed and save your money save your time if you spent a painting just go the very next option you have even if you don't have money spend a little bit more but please don't buy this crap because it's not gonna last again Lowe's and Home Depot this one actually seems to me like a little bit redesigned you can see how less for me it is like much more air inside again I hate it I hate I didn't care what kind of form it is it's bad bad idea now next option one like this one is as bad you probably have seen big brands with this concept supposed to be and I'm just explaining I'm not gonna use any language I need fancy words I'm just gonna tell you how manufacturer you design it so design works if it's metal if it's designed around so you'll see a lot of products on the market like leaf guard and it works the water was supposed to go around and kind of turn around and go inside the problem with the plastic plastic never installs the same way like actually when we were installing this got our yesterday I asked my guys to be reasonable and the problem with the gutters is they never straight you're supposed to have a peach they're always bow and roof lines also rarely straight so you have a lot of variables so when you add a piece of plastic this is the worst of the worst idea so the concept is great the principle works the water should be going inside not outside but with the plastic ones unfortunately water comes right off the gutter cover because it's plastic it's also not reliable it's not gonna last long it's very easy to damage I mean you can see here kind of I mean I cannot even make it work right now so it's just it's just not gonna last this is the worst idea you can have for your gutters I get it let me see if in a perfect world it might work but in reality it's gonna work only the day you install and then before you know it it's gonna fail on you I hate it if you are a believer in a system like this you have to go with something like live guard and I'm not promoting them I'm not a big fan of live guard they have a lot of problems but if you were to ask my opinion I would rather go with leave guard and pay ten times price then I would go with something like this because live guard at least it's one piece it will do the job this one here is it's pretty much misleading you because you probably read I've seen the concept and you think it's gonna work and this is just cheaper solution but unfortunately this cheaper solution it's not gonna work and so garbage also garbage and a few more garbage is here so this one here you see in a lot of stores what I don't like about it is holes are way too big the greet actually it's pretty aggressive so what's gonna happen is it's gonna catch even big leaves the leaves will be stocking in here some you know I'm not even talking about needles I'm talking about like bigger stuff like really big stuff because the holes are way too big to be gutter cover again you don't have much here you don't have a string while it's metal product it's so it's so flimsy it's so easy to damage you see it all the time it's so easy to dent and once branch or something fells down and it does this the leaves not going to be pushed away I mean it will only keep away like really really big stuff but majority of the small stuff still gonna end up in the gutter it will break before you know it I see a lot of it does this and then chunks of bigger stuff actually clogged there so another waste of money and time to do it yourself would not put my name on it and would not recommend to anybody and this three little pieces here pretty much the same concept majority of the plastic gutter covers they end up I would say in the landfill or in the garbage in general within 3-4 years they just don't last so if you like to clean your gutters every couple of years it's your choice again I don't care what product you use plastic just simply bad idea for gutter covers why because it's flimsy because it never lasts because winds rains leaves branches everything that hits it is going to destroy it and it's very hard to picture when you stand let's say in Home Depot and you're looking at the shelf you like you know you can imagine probably leaf coming in and you probably thinking yeah I see how this would work but what you don't see is how many small debris is actually ended up on your gutter system so for sure stuff like this will never do the job it's pretty much been dated it's just bad idea it's never gonna work on a long-term so if you do have someone like this or if you're considering anything on this table including this guy my recommendation would be this guy right here might as well buy little strainer to put in your downspout and the way this works just like it shows in a picture you put it in because when this products will fail you at least big leaves will not clog your downspout and water it with some part of your water will keep draining away from your house not damaging any foundations walls and stuff like that so if you installer or maybe contractor please let me know what you think let me know if you've installed this which one you think is the worst which one is the best I want to hear from you if your homeowner and you have some nightmare stories maybe of paid somebody in premium dollars I know companies like leaf filter is one of them they are pretty aggressive on their product their product looks like this it's micromesh I'm not a big fan of them the problem with the companies likely filter they charge too much you're talking about eight nine ten thousand dollars for the product that should be honestly like one quarter of that amount so if you've experienced something negative about big companies I want to hear from you comment below let me know if you like our channel don't forget to subscribe thank you so much for coming

45 Comments

  • Biggutter333

    April 13, 2019

    I have been selling gutter guards for 19yrs, and cleaning gutters too. We install oversized gutters and oversized downspouts and use an aluminum cover that screws into the top lip and the fascia. We offer it at an affordable price and I always tell my customers that their is no such thing as maintenance free gutters. Gutter guards are designed to keep your downspouts open in between cleanings. Some homes need semi annual cleanings and gutter guards, some just need an annual cleaning, and some get lucky and never need another cleaning. It all depends on how close the trees are to your house and it depends on how your roof is designed. If you have a roof with lots of valleys and cubby holes, you'll always need to clear the roof off, even if you didn't have gutters. My advice to homeowners is buy an aluminum cover that is rigid but not solid on top, and get something you can screw down to the gutter and the fascia. And don't pay more than $6/linear foot for labor and material. Never assume your done cleaning your gutters after you install covers.

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  • Maxima

    April 13, 2019

    I've used plastic ones for years w no isdue. I might switch to the metal one

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  • TheWu

    April 13, 2019

    7:17 Well, if you say so…

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  • Glenn Quagmire

    April 13, 2019

    Great, thorough presentation! Thanks. I just go up on my roof and either blow the debris out or squat down and pull it out manually.

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  • Wendell Leytham

    April 13, 2019

    The gutter filter is crap. But…..you are constantly holding it upside down and put it in the gutter upside down! LOL

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  • Cedrik Jones

    April 13, 2019

    I just moved into a new house and there are several really tall pine trees. Tons of pine needles land on the roof and gutters. Are there gutter guards that would help keep most of the pine needles out?

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  • bob bitchun

    April 13, 2019

    I used the rounded vinyl gutter cover very successfuly for 8 years before it needed attention. I like it personally. At 1 dollar a foot can't beat it. Not junk as you say.

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  • S M

    April 13, 2019

    Gutterdome is the answer !

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  • david brown

    April 13, 2019

    the low quality downspout strainers from home depot are not worth using, either. they contract and expand, which causes the strainer to go inside of and clog the downspout. high quality 3 inch and 4 inch aluminum downspout strainers are a better, but should be used only for downspouts that lead into underground pipes.

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  • david brown

    April 13, 2019

    why waste any time or money on installing gutter protection of any kind? it is easier to clean an open gutter than to remove gutter protection, clean the gutter and then put the gutter protection back on. cleaning open gutters is easy and is low cost maintenance.

    As far as i am concerned, metal gutter protection is good for scrapping. i clean gutters for a living and have more work than i can handle. i refuse to maintain gutters with gutter protection. these gutter protection products should be taken off the market, because uninformed consumers are getting ripped off. just look at the back of my garage and see all of the metal gutter protection that i have removed and is just waiting to be taken to the scrap metal yard.

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  • Thomas Mjelde

    April 13, 2019

    So checking other videos on how to mount rain gutters, aren't these mounted too high? I heard the angle of the roof should not interfere with the gutter itself, to avoid ice hitting the gutter when it falls off the roof.
    Pro tips welcome please.

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  • Joe Clarke

    April 13, 2019

    Thanks

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  • Daniel Boon

    April 13, 2019

    I guess the point of all this is 1.All systems fail, 2. All systems will still require maintenance and cleaning due to grit and dirt. Seems to me If you're in an area where leaves will immediately clog your gutters and require constant cleaning you might as well go with the cheap plastic ones you said are junk and replace them every couple or 3 years (at which time will be your opportunity to clean out accumulated grit) while the other 99% of us can just put a guard over the down spout hole for a few bucks and manually clean out our gutters once a year and use the money we saved for beer. Got it! Thanks.

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  • Milena Resources

    April 13, 2019

    I'm thinking of using a product called "Gutter Shutter'. It's a slotted aluminum coanda curve system made of thick super rigid 0.032 aluminum internally reinforced box with a "slick" feeling colored coating. Our association maintenance manager liked the look of them but no feedback. The big risks seem to be 4x more expensive and maybe icicles. I can't tell about the icing but the slotted rigid helmet/gutter system attaches only to the facia board so no "roofing issue". My bet is that the problems described for many recurved surface tension systems has to do with keeping them "polished"…like a car. Maybe they need to be waxed after a few years….like a car. Any thoughts?

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  • TJM Innovations LLC

    April 13, 2019

    All gutter guards need some maintenance. GutterStuff, the original foam gutter filter, is the easiest to maintain and should be taken out occasionally to brush off or hosed off. Think of it this way, do you leave your furnace air filter in for years with no maintenance? Also important is to make sure the filter is installed properly. In the video, it appears that he is putting the foam filter in backwards. GutterStuff contains a UV coating, which will help it from breaking down due to the sun. If installed properly, the foam should not break down and water will flow through properly. GutterStuff has been working great for many homeowners for years. The key is proper installation and maintenance.

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  • John Mara

    April 13, 2019

    Leaf filter is crap mesh comes out of product vinyl warps from the sun within 2 to 3 years and leaks over gutters at seams causing serious streaking on gutter face ive worked for this company they charge 15$ and up per foot and pay thier subs not employees 1$ per foot to clean re pitch repair seal and prep product mesh needs a bead of seal…….and they NEVER SERVICE OR RESPOND TO WARRANY COMPLAINTS BUYER BEWARE!!!!

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  • john self

    April 13, 2019

    Foam Gutters work as well as any of the Gutter Guards out there. As you stated in the video all of them will fail eventually. Also the quality of the Foam does make a pick difference as a Open Cell foam will not absorb water. One advantage of foam is it can not be damaged by hail or falling debris during a storm. Also it will not bend or break do to hot or cold weather. It is inexpensive compared to other comparable products and easy to install and does not require a contractor or professional to install. Also it needs to be the correct size and install correctly. If this is done it last as long or longer than any other type of gutter guard and with occasional maintenance clogging will not be an issue. No system is maintenance free, that being said removing the debris off your roof or gutters with a leaf blower or broom once or twice a year is all it takes to keep the issues you describe form occurring and the gutter guards performing as needed.

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  • gary K

    April 13, 2019

    Get rid of the gutter guards…AND the gutters. Do a proper landscape treatment around your home, beds with mulch or stone and plant vegetation to absorb the water off the roof. Slope the perimeter at 6"/10 ft. for drainage, preferably with a "clay cap" for 4 ft. from the house, but any less erode-able soil/mulch.stone will do. Use an edging (stone or concrete preferred) to contain the mulch/stone.

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  • J Franco

    April 13, 2019

    removing trees did that too .get pine needles and leaves from next door.wind blows them on my roof.

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  • J Franco

    April 13, 2019

    ive been in new house 14 years used 3 types.plastic ones with large holes
    ones end of video warped flimsy one had mesh back one did not.this year went to black metal with diamond holes and a few of metal ones stepped metal.your right i am fed up with poor covers.iam a 70yr. grand ma cant keep balancing on latters refixing . …

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  • Joshua Peltz

    April 13, 2019

    https://championgutterguard.com/

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  • jacki powell

    April 13, 2019

    take the gutters off—-that's all—–LOL

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  • John Shank

    April 13, 2019

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dvd7cceo34w Valor Gutter guards

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  • the1bulldurham

    April 13, 2019

    The brown one on the “garbage table” has been on my house gutters for twelve years. Works great.

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  • Dale Miller

    April 13, 2019

    What about a flat roof eh,bloody nothing.

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  • Sarlac

    April 13, 2019

    I just got an $8000 quote from leaf filter for a total of 135 feet of gutter. Very high pressure sales tactics. Very rude when you say no.

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  • dw coop

    April 13, 2019

    All gutter guards are shit, they do not let snow pass through and they create ice jams under the shingles. Can you imagine putting this crap onto your second story gutter if he's having this much trouble on the ground

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  • Barney Miller

    April 13, 2019

    I have the cheap plastic leaf guard for four years now and I haven’t had a problem yet go figure

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  • 340rps

    April 13, 2019

    Best way to avoid having to clean gutters … Get rid of them altogether.

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  • Cliff Metcalfe

    April 13, 2019

    I've been professionally cleaning gutter for 16 years around Seattle and here's my opinion:

    Leaf Guard – I think its a great product unless your house is surrounded by fir trees in which case the gutters will fill up with pine needles. Pine needles can also get stuck behind the roofing between the cover and cause problems if not cleaned out. Downspouts never get clogged because they install extra large downspouts. They usually come with drain filters on the ground for easy, safe maintenance. If they offered a lifetime's worth of free cleaning, I'd go for it as long as they honor the warranty.

    Micro mesh – dirt and algae tend to form over time causing water to spill over until it gets cleaned. The micro mesh can't seem to catch all the water during heavy rain as well. I wouldn't install these on my house from what I've seen.

    Foam/sponge – It seems to work pretty good but note that it has a life of about 5 years and should be thrown out afterward. It can be removed and cleaned out periodically for better performance. It does a great job with ponding water situations where bugs will lay eggs and swarm around the house and yard. It is also easier to install as other gutter covers have to be stuffed under the shingle which can be a real pain to deal with. Pine needles get stuck in them but just looks ugly. Seeds can sprout and root in them but those helicopter spinners should be cleaned off before they have a chance to sprout. I've also seen them installed incorrectly, upside down or backwards.

    Vinyl – It warps and gets disfigured when the sun gets to it. Most anything for gutters made out of vinyl are cheap and should be reserved for Walmart shoppers.

    Galvanized steel mesh – Difficult to install but works okay. Moss can still grow in the gutter over time in which case it will have to be removed, cleaned and re-installed. I'd charge extra for cleaning gutters with these installed.

    The cost of aquiring and installing gutter covers can equal 2 or 3+ years worth of hiring a professional to clean them out routinely. Is it really worth it? I think some homeowners would like to install covers so they can just forget about having to deal with cleaning, but the need for routine gutter cleaning is a harsh reality as long as there are trees around. Besides that, you still have to deal with keeping the roof clean as well. The least gutter covers can do is make routine maintenance easier, but that doesn't necessarily mean that I'd charge less money to come out to your house.

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  • Matt Kurz

    April 13, 2019

    Clean mesh from Menards-the water will run over when installed like he did. The surface tension of water combined with the velocity of it coming off the roof will force it over the edge. If you actually look at the packaging, it shows you have to install the gutters well below the roof line and the Clean Mesh only works as a sieve. Now that is also a problem because once debris gets on there, the water draining from the roof doesn't push it off, it is trying to push it through the sieve causing the water to spill over.

    Edit: you can tell he is a sales person and not too much time in the field lol

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  • DAVID CARPENTER

    April 13, 2019

    Here is the review that you never thought to mention.
    Here are three things to consider when getting gutters; pay the extra $$ to get bigger downspouts as it is well worth it. Never install any leaf guard product of any sort above your walkways or decks…opt instead to just clean the gutters as you really don't want all the roof debris deposited on your walking/living space unless you love to use the blower continually. Lastly, I have found that the Leaf guard gutters make a lot of noise in summer with contraction and expansion In the heat of the day, annoying. The house I now reside in has LEAF GUARD… I just called today to have them through warrantee come clean them, they are very nice to deal with but yes they definitely can clog especially in the Pacific Northwest.

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  • Tyre Hester

    April 13, 2019

    My 2016 quotes: Leaf Guard $7500, standard 6 inch gutters $1600. Lots of profit there. I used the mesh type (best) and some of the cheaper HD option with larger holes (catches small leaves). Still have to blow the leaves off a couple of times each Fall, especially where the valleys meet the gutter. Northeast Atlanta area.

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  • Paul Jackson

    April 13, 2019

    I have to disagree about the foam gutter guards, I have been trying them out for a couple of years now, and while you do have to get up there and hose them off once in a while,they have been working for me ,and I have a bunch of trees around me here in the northwest.

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  • tveyeonyou

    April 13, 2019

    Thanks for this! I've been cleaning gutters professionally for over 20 years, and agree with most of the advice in the video — have seen all these covers, plus others, and agree they almost always fail. I have now lately been installing Flexxpoint covers in certain situations. I agree with another's comment that while the Gutterbrush (not shown here above) is generally a bad choice (it does keep debris away from downspouts, but looks like a pincushion when leaves are stuck on its porcupine "needles", and is not easy to clean) — it can work better than the "downspout cages", if used in just a 12" section over a downspout. Personally, I can recall only once or twice seeing a real problem with Leafguard, but it was tough working with a hose to gradually flush debris (down the downspout…!) as they are all molded units and not able to be opened — also quite expensive.

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  • PPR Darryl

    April 13, 2019

    As a contractor my experience has been that all of the reviewed gutter guards cause the gutter to fill up with a fine silt that after 4 to 5 years causes the gutter to overflow and as the silt has formed a solid mass the gutter needs to be replaced. You never place any gutter guard near an internal gutter corner where there is a valley gutter as the water flow will just cause the system to overflow due to the resistance created by the guard. I replace gutters 5 days a week in Australia and we do have one product here that does work for downpipe outlets only and that is hedgehog. It is a big bottlebrush which sits in the gutter, it is 1 meter long and does protect the downpipe outlet better than the protector you have shown.

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  • Ken Knutson

    April 13, 2019

    Metal covers, helmet and leaf guard all seem to freeze and form impressive icicles.

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  • Lacho Towers

    April 13, 2019

    there is no gutter covers or gutter gards that will work the only way to have u gutters drain properly is to keep it clean…been working on roof 25 yr in georgia dont know about diferent weather on other states, so keep maintenance on u gutter seal it ,re- set it to drain properly n downspout too

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  • N V

    April 13, 2019

    Been using Flexxpoint aluminum guards for a number of years. Excellent product.

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  • Bob Whammer

    April 13, 2019

    Had to remove my gutter guards because after a snow. they obstructed the water/ice from getting into the gutter. The result is a sheet of water raining down as if you didn't have gutters at all.

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  • Mike Nowacki

    April 13, 2019

    All gutter guards suck and are not worth the money

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  • Lewie McNeely

    April 13, 2019

    For the plastic one that's supposed to fail and the worst one that has the water turning over and going down the slots and leaves sliding off, It's amazing I have had them installed for over 5 years and they never failed ONCE! No leaves inside and virtually all rain INSIDE the gutter instead of running over in torrential downpours and no pine needles either. They may not work for him but they sure work HERE!

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  • Mordalo

    April 13, 2019

    They all suck. Save your money and just clean your gutters regularly.

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  • Jhonny Whitehead

    April 13, 2019

    I HAVE BEEN INSTALLING GUTTERS FOR THIRTY FIVE YEARS.I USE A SIX INCH SCREEN ON A FIVE INCH GUTTER. THE REASON IS TO SLIP THE SCREEN UP UNDER THE SHINGLE AND IT SETS UP ON THE DECKING.I INSTALL ZIP SCREWS ON THE FRONT EDGE OF EACH SCREEN ON EACH END.DO NOT SCREW TO DECKING.SEAMLESS GUTTERS HAVE TO EXPAND AND CONTACT WITH HEAT AND COLD TEMP. IF THEY ARE SCREWED TO ROOF THEY WILL BE WAVING BECAUSE THEY CANT EXPAND.ALIUM SCREEN ARE THE BEST. LEAF GUARD HELMETS ARE CRAP.IN A HARD RAIN THE WATER WILL GO RIGHT OVER THE GUTTER INTO YOUR FLOWER BEDS.I HAVE INSTALLED HELMETS AND HAD TO.GO REPLACE WITH SCREENS THREE TIMES.I DON'T EVEN INSTALL THEM ANYMORE.I LIVE IN ARKANSAS AND THIS IS MY OUTPUT ON GUTTERS.I HAVE ONLY HAD TO GO BACK ON THREE JOBS IN THIRTY FIVE YEARS AND ALL THREE HAD GUTTER HELMETS.

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  • Tim Brady

    April 13, 2019

    I use the foam inserts for my gutter hydroponics system. works great for growing plant lousy for draining rain.

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