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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83%of customersrecommend this product87 of 105reviews
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83%of customersrecommend this product87 of 105reviews
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
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
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.
I installed these on my house and garage over two weekends a month or so ago. I cleaned the gutters and downspouts and put these on. We've had some pretty heavy rains and the water was flowing freely out of the downspouts. It did not appear that the gutters were overflowing as they did when they were full of debris.
Installation was easy, though I did have to snip them where the gutter nails were located. The gutter guard did not fit with the nail, so I just notched the gutter guard with tin snips. We do have the newer Z-shaped gutter hangers in only a couple places and the gutter guards fit perfectly right over them and required no modifications. NOTE: Install these with the SCREEN ON TOP. I saw another review with a photo where the screen was installed underneath and they failed. This is incorrect.
These were not my first choice. I installed the surface-tension type on a previous house and loved them. Water dropped into the gutter and debris slid right off. Unfortunately, they don't make that type in brown to match our new house. These appeared to have better ratings on other websites as well, so I though if I was happy with the other ones, surely I'd be happy with these.
We're heading into fall and winter, so time will tell if these collect debris and stand up to ice. They certainly won't collect debris like an open gutter, but I think they'll catch seeds and buds off the trees in the spring. We'll see, but so far I'm happy with them.
Pros: Easy to Install
Cons: No Instructions, screen easy to separate from product
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Looking down from second-floor dormer. You can see the notch at the gutter nail (plus a tiny leaf). They clip at the front of the gutter and slide under the shingles.
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.
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.
Installation required cutting to fit the width, I used a quality pair of sewing scissors to cut as needed plus an 1/8 of an inch to place a slight pressure to hold the product more firmly in it's final position. I feel it would be a good idea to order maybe 4 extra pieces to be sure you have enough to have extra product on hand to cover corners or should a tree branch damage a unit and it needed to be replaced.
Pros: 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.