The Amerimax Snap-In Gutter Filter is a 3 ft. x 6-1/2 in. x 1/2 in. gutter guard with a filter bonded to the plastic. It is designed to keep smaller debris out of the gutter, helping to eliminate clogs. Made of lightweight plastic, the filter is easy to install. The 3 ft. section attaches to the front lip of the gutter. The filter can be used with most K-style gutters.
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79%of customersrecommend this product60 of 76reviews
Rating Breakdown78 reviews
79%of customersrecommend this product60 of 76reviews
Our need for the gutter filters are from evergreen tree needles, not leaves. It made shopping for something a bit tougher. I am quite pleased with their performance.
The fine mesh glued to the guard does it's job in keeping the needles out, the larger stamped out holes of the guard allow the water through without spilling over the edges.
The installation was a "snap" and the price was great as well.
It is too soon to say just how long the bonded mesh will stay attached to the guard itself - but for us a few seasons of help is comforting. I am a guy that uses a blower on the roof fairly often as part of routine maintenance - I am pleased with the purchase - the needles blow right off and the troughs are vacant from debris.
My only disappointment - HomeDepot only stocked the color "white". My gutters are brown. I had to order them online but they did come to my door step a week later.
Pros: Easy to Use, Performs Well, Easy to Install, Good Size & Weight, Straight, Seals Well, Great Value, Easy to Clean, Economical, Light Weight
Previous owner had a contractor install these guards a decade ago on ours and neighbor house, he installed them upside down. Eventually the filter screen separated and became a dam that collected all sorts of debris adding ice weight in winter and algae in summer. A maple sapling growing up through the guard alerted me to the problem. Install them with the filter screen on the top and they will perform as they were designed.
We've used these for years, and they do a great job of keeping even fine particles out of the gutters. If you have brown or white gutters, these are a great choice. Once in place, and be sure to read the instructions as we put them in the wrong way on our first try, you never have to clean the gutters again. There is a fine screen over the top of the plastic portion now, and it lies on top. The earlier versions did not have this and still kept almost everything from entering. A great low cost alternative to Gutter Helmet and other high end solutions.
Pros: Performs Well, Easy to Install, Easy to Work With, Economical, Light Weight
Really easy to install on standard gutters, easy to cut to size if needed.. But remember to install them correctly! Not clear on labels. The fine screen should be on top. If you install them upside down, the glue will fail in a year or so and the screen will fall off and droop into the gutter. The price/value should be good...I expect these to last several years, if not more.
We had something very similar to these on our gutters - best thing we ever bought! Before we had to clean our gutters constantly, and even then we'd end up with clogs when it would start raining. After we installed these, we could check the gutters once a season or less. We got a little too complacent, though. These toppers like to warp in the sun, and then they let in debris and the gutters clog. When we realized how many had warped (after 7 or 8 years in the full western sun) we realized it was time to replace so we ordered these. Husband said these were a little more flimsy than the ones we bought a while ago (go figure...isn't that the way of things these days?), and were a bit harder to install (fit under roofing shingles). But they seem to be doing a good job, and we'll see how they do as the years go by.
bought these just a year ago (installed in Connecticut) and the filter (plastic window screen) is coming loose at the bottom where it is needed (looks like hot melt glue held it on). so as the screen detaches, then the small debris from the trees is able to get in and now you have to remove the gutter guards to clean the gutter, wow what a product.
it has also sagged deep into the gutter from exposure to the sun which leaves a valley for junk to build up in.
BTW, says in the instructions that you should overlap the ends of the pieces, but to do so......you must cut the heavy plastic material yourself - some assembly required
Cons: Difficult to Install, poor quality
9out of10found this review helpful.
Review 11 for Snap-In Filter Brown Gutter Guard
PostedSeptember 9, 2010
No, I do not recommend this product.
These gutter guards do help keep leaves and debris out of the gutters. However, every unit that received direct afternoon sun during the summer "wilted", and sagged into the gutter, making them useless. Our climate in southern Oregon is considered "moderate". These units could not withstand our "moderate" summers.
average dollar value. easy to install and low profile make them obscure but they still need to be cleaned and many homeowners do not realize this. If they are not kept clean, they can cause ice damming and destroy the roof sheathing and framing as well as damage to interior of home. I would recommend with caution.
The only problem I have with them is longevity. They do warp as the seasons come and go......They do work well in the beginning but then warp and collapse into the gutters. We just had a hard winter and they did collapse from ice buildup. Because they are plastic they warp....The Mesh does eventually come off.......
Pros: Easy to Install, Stylish, Good Size & Weight, Great Value, Economical, Light Weight
I'd tried a variety of products before coming across this one at Home Depot several years ago. They installed quickly under my cedar shakes and, with an everyday scissors, could be cut to fit at the corners, etc. When I had the house painted last summer, it was a simple and quick process to simply move the guards away from the lip of the gutters to facilitate the painting of the gutters to match the trim. After several years of exposure to the California sun, neither the plastic material nor the screening shows any sign of deterioration.
I had installed the white color on my home (3) years ago and removed it from the gutters as we had a metal roof installed. When I removed them, the gutters were very clean, they had worked perfectly. I chose not to reinstall the white ones as they showed more in the gutter with the color change of the roof. The dark brown are perfect! Having used these once before, installation and fitment were a breeze. I expect 3-5 years use minimum without needing to climb a ladder twice a year to keep the gutters clean. The value is a steal.
Pros: Easy to Use, Performs Well, Easy to Install, Economical