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Consumer Reviews of Flo-Free gutter guards

25% of customers recommend
2.5 of 5 stars 4 reviews
  • Very Satisfied
    1
  • Somewhat Satisfied
    0
  • Neutral
    0
  • Somewhat Unsatisfied
    2
  • Very Unsatisfied
    1

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Date created: 2013-04-29 Name: Vincent Mikiel
Location: Warren, MI

Satisfaction Rating:

5 of 5 stars Very Satisfied

Review:
"Works for mi in MI - 7 years"
We live next to a heavily forested park and have many oak, pine and maple trees in our yard. After trying several other leaf deterrent gutter systems. I purchased and installed flo free myself. After a few years I check out the gutters - they were free of debris. The pine needles get stuck in the mesh but have not migrated to the gutter itself. It appears the disintegrate over time or are blown away. Michigan snow has not been a problem.


Date created: 2011-01-25 Name: Jack London
Location: Canton, Georgia

Satisfaction Rating:

2 of 5 stars Somewhat Unsatisfied

Review:
"Flo-Free and Snow do not mix.BEWARE"
Although the literature for Flo-Free describes it in glowing terms, I am pretty disgusted with the product AND the company.In a recent snowfall here in North Georgia, my wife noticed that the Flo-Free material was being pulled out of the gutters by the action of the snow, which was thawing and re-freezing, and "grabbing" the material, thus pulling it out of the gutter. Frankly, the material never worked that well, the "lip" created by the installation (according to the instructions)created a good place for debris to accumulate, and decompose, adding to the gutter clogging. I was cleaning off the top of the material about every 3 months.To be fair, the company did say that "ice cleats" are required on metal roofs (this little gem was buried deep in the instructions), but in my opinion, as a builder, and as an engineer, this would not have prevented the failure of this material.IF I re-install gutter guard, it WON'T be Flo-Free.


Date created: 2011-01-18 Name: Erik Klaproth
Location: Canton, Ga

Satisfaction Rating:

2 of 5 stars Somewhat Unsatisfied

Review:
"Don't waste money on Flo-Free"
Although this product worked *fairly* well during regular rains , it requires regular cleaning to NOT collect debris on top, and when we got a freak snowfall this past week, the snow, upon thawing and re-freezing, pulled it out of the gutter completely. The company denies that it is a problem, claiming "ice cleats" would have prevented the problem. I disagree. I'll try something different next time. Waste of money. I do have some good pictures if needed.


Date created: 2010-10-14 Location: Eau Claire, WI

Satisfaction Rating:

1 of 5 stars Very Unsatisfied

Review:
"Save your money"
After putting on an addition three years ago, the contractor convinced us to install gutter guards. It was expensive ($600 for for linear feet of gutter) and turned out to be a complete waste of money. Yes, it keeps debris out of the gutters. What the contractor did not mention is that debris collects on top of the gutter guards, then backs up over the edge of the roof, and eventually starts getting under the shingles. In the winter the frozen debris lifts the shingles further, and eventually this causes the roof itself to be constantly wet. Ever seen what happens to oriented-strand board when it gets wet? It "delaminates," as the roof repair man said. Simply, it explodes into shreds. Further, since the debris piles up on the gutter guards, the water can't drain properly into the gutters. It runs over the top of the guards onto the ground, killing the grass and causing a drip line in the dirt, so neither the gutters nor the guards end up doing their job. We ended up taking the gutter guards off and selling them to another sucker in a thrift sale at a couple cents on the dollar. I would never recommend that anyone in Wisconsin purchase gutter guards, no matter who manufactured them, unless there are no trees anywhere near their home -- and if there are no trees near a house, there is no need for gutter guards.