The Amerimax Home Products 3 ft. White Snap-In Gutter Guard fits all residential gutter systems. It is an economical solution to debris filling gutters. It is designed to help prevent leaf and debris buildup in K-style aluminum, steel and plastic gutters. It's made from durable PVC and installs with ease by clipping onto the front lip of the gutter. This gutter guard allows high water flow into the gutter system.
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84%of customersrecommend this product53 of 63reviews
Rating Breakdown64 reviews
84%of customersrecommend this product53 of 63reviews
This is my second set of these screens. The first was wiped out by large fierce hail after quite a few years of use, but I liked them enough to buy them again. The first set had the fiberglass screens covering them. I need the screen cover because of an abundance of pine needles from my trees. I used my own modification of the screens added to the basic plastic cover part. I covered it with aluminum wire screen attached by clear caulk at the leading and trailing edge. It gives me less of a place at the leading edge to trap some of the leaves and pine needles than the way the factory does it and I hope the screen wire stays in place better than the fiberglass. If they ever redesign this part, I'd recommend that the top of the leading edge be flush with the rest, I think that would be an even better part, but it is a good part as is. I haven't found any cover that doesn't have some wash over.
Pros: Easy to Use, Easy to Install, Easy to Work With, Great Value, Economical, Light Weight
Pros: Excellent value, espeicially compared to the far more expensive gutter guards. The quality is acceptable, time will tell once our rain season starts again.
Cons: Why oh why oh why do they just not manufacture these with the ** notch already cut into the guard?? ** I just cannot understand that, I did not have a tin snip so was forced to use my household scissors to cut the notch, which the scissors broke from pressing the handle so hard to cut thru the thick end. If it were not for that these guards would have been put up in a fraction of the time needed. They also do not snap on as easy as it sounded so I had to place it on the gutter on the roof, then make a circle around the house on a ladder snapping it on from the other direction. Another good idea would have been to make dedicated corner cuts, another huge time saver.
Overall: These are a value for the cost, I have 200 feet of gutters, needed about 66, bought 70 to be safe, but still ran short by 5, so you might wish to consider purchasing about ten more than estimated to compensate for corners, irregular cuts, accidental breakage, etc. The only thing preventing me from giving this five stars is having to cut the notch for the overlap, that's where all the work comes in. Took me four hours from start to stop using my scissors with most time coming from cutting notches.
Pros: Stylish, Good Size & Weight, Great Value, Economical
Cons: Difficult to Install, having to cut the notch, should make precut corners
I'm a 67 year old woman and I installed these 2 years ago on my house from the roof top (good enough slope to feel safe).
We have lots of trees and the fall leaves were no problem. The debris the trees drop in the spring was another matter ... too much and too fine to blow off with the wind, so I blew it off easily with our leaf blower. Absolutely NO debris got through to the gutters.
I can't imagine any other gutter protection doing a better job (and we had some mighty aggressive salesmen trying to convince us otherwise to buy their very expensive systems).
I have had these Vinyl Snap In Gutter Guards installed for the past five years and recently got rid of them. Though they worked better than not having them, this model had trouble with pine needles and leaf stems. The holes in the grid appear to be too large and trap pine needles. Despite this draw back, they did keep the gutters flowing year 'round and gutter maintance was reduced significantly. When you think of the linear cost and reduced gutter maintanace, these are still a good deal.
I replaced the Vinyl Snap In Gutter Guards with the next level up that features a mesh filter over the grid.
Originally purchased these 10+ years ago. They held up real well until a recent hail storm of uo to 1/2" hail busted up almost 1/2 of them. I have to contribute that to the fact that 10 years of exposure to the sun brittled the plastic. My recent purchase offered guards with or without screening. I chose without seeing as how my previous purchase worked great. My home is surrounded by very tall oaks about 50' from the house and I never had any residue in the gutters other than the shingle gravel. And they couldn't be any simpler to install.
After getting several estimates for similar products installed by professionals, I purchase this product. I installed it myself with no problem and probably saved myself $3,000. It's effectiveness exceeds my expectaions!
Pros: Performs Well, Easy to Install, Easy to Work With, Great Value, High Quality, Economical, Reliable
I have an old home with a rain gutter that is at least 50 years old. These gutter covers don't snap onto my rain gutters as they are supposed to because the outside "lip" of my gutters is wider than the snap of the gutter covers. Also, before you purchase, I would recommend looking at the placement of your gutters in relation to the edge of the roof. If the diagonal line from edge of roof to outer edge of gutter is 45 degrees or more, you may have problems with the covers snapping in place. The gutters need to be about level with the edge of the roof.
Overall, though, these covers appear to be made well, but I will need to take mine back for a refund.
Arrived in 2 days which was surprising. In the product picture it looks like these are the ones with the mesh filter, they do not have mesh. Installed them last weekend fairly easily, a little difficult around corners. Make them overlap a little, see Amerimax website for actual directions on where to cut out a little piece on the bottom corner to make overlap. Leaves will still collect on top but I just aimed my blower up at the gutters today and everything just blew off. I like these so far, especially for the ease of installation and price.
6out of6found this review helpful.
Review 17 for 3 ft. Snap-In White Gutter Guard
from Fort Smith AR
Age Range:65 or over
Home Improvement Profile:Other
So far working great. I have used the leftovers to put up around the top of my patio to try and keep the mud swallows from nesting.
Easy to assemble - daughter installed in half a day.
Pros: Easy to Install
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Review 18 for 3 ft. Snap-In White Gutter Guard
Sorry, but it allows overshoot
PostedAugust 9, 2012
No, I do not recommend this product.
I have tried several types over the years and this looked promising for the money. After one half season I took them all down and threw them out. Reason: During heavy rains water was shooting off my roof with only a modest amount ending up in the gutter. Unlike fine wire mesh designs the flat plastic between the small diamond openings allowed the water to flow over the guard during heavy rainfalls. (I am back to the more expensive dome metal design, for now)
Depending on position of gutters in relation to edge of roof, 6-inch depth of the pieces might not be enough. I wish they made the pieces 7-inch wide/deep. All gutters angle down toward the drain end, and I found the 6-inch pieces weren't deep enough to reach both the front edge of the gutter AND the edge of the roof underneath the shingles. This made the overall appearance of the guards a bit wavy and inconsistent and increases the risk that the guard will collapse into the gutter under the stress of heavy rain or debris. An inexpensive option for sure, but there are better guards out there. If these were wider I would be completely satisfied with them.
This is a great product! Save thousands compared to the professionally installed leaf guard gutters. These Amerimax snap in gutter guards were extremely easy to install, they look great, and so far with all the leaves falling, they work great! They keep out the smallest leaves and yet, no problems during the last couple big rains! Great product!