I don't know what "foam stuff" you're referring to.
I decided to give that stuff a try. I installed it on one section of
gutter to see how it does over the winter. But unlike the picture shown
on the product, I installed it *under* the shingles, so it isn't very
noticable, and there isn't any humped up part for debris to pile
Your description basically makes it sound like Home Depot stuff, only
installed differently and having colored tabs.
Wow, that website doesn't really provide me with any confidence that I'm
dealing with professionals.
On Fri, 14 Aug 2009 23:15:14 +0000 (UTC), ShadowTek
Well, that description describes it as something significantly *other*
than HD stuff. They are far superior to the crap HD sells.
I didn't say they had a great website. They are not in the website
business.They are not installers. They are in the gutter screen
manufacturing business. The screens are made of quality materials,
they are inexpensive, easy to install, and they guarantee the product
for the life of your gutters. But, they have a crappy website.
If that's the same thing JungleMan was talkin about, I think I like the
HD version better. The latter have a finer mesh, and the look exactly
the same when flattened and installed under the shingles, which is what
I did with mine.
But I do like that they also have them in copper.
On Sun, 16 Aug 2009 02:01:38 +0000 (UTC), ShadowTek
No, they are not even close to being the same. The stretched aluminum
i think does have slightly finer mesh openings, but are far less rigid
and less efficient. They do the job, just not as well, and with more
potential problems. I used to carry a piece of the HD aluminum crap
with me to show people the inferior construction compared to the
If you flatten the arch out on the aluminum HD screens to put it
under the shingles, they will bend and sag under the weigh of snow and
ice. If you don't get snow where you are, it may not be an issue.
I'm certainly not here to argue about the pros and cons of gutter
protection products. I actually come here to get some advice about my
septic field problems, saw the subject line and thought I would chime
in to make readers aware of what I think is the best product out there
to prevent downspouts from getting clogged, based on my experience.
I don't know what link the other writer was talking about, but the
company's crappy website is gutterscreen.net. If you do website
development, you might give them a cal... lol
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