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Overview
 

Preferred Manufacturers:  LeafShelter, Waterloov Waterloov is our top preferred manufacturer in the louvered gutter guards category because it is able to block debris more effectively than competitor products.
 
Guard Technology:
 
Price
8.0


 
Warranty
6.0


 
Build Quality
6.0


 
Debris Resistance
5.0


 
Water Flow
6.0


 
Total Score
6.2


 

Positives


Moderate cost, professionally installed solution

Negatives


Does not block small debris, may impede water flow as leaves catch on louver


Bottom Line

Louvered gutter guards offer a competitive price, yet fail to leave a big impression in any one area. These products feature gutter cover with one or a series of front-facing slot(s) that usually run lengthwise, parallel with the gutter. Compared to DIY products, some louvered systems offer a step up in warranty coverage and the peace […]

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Posted August 28, 2015 by

 
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Louvered gutter guards offer a competitive price, yet fail to leave a big impression in any one area. These products feature gutter cover with one or a series of front-facing slot(s) that usually run lengthwise, parallel with the gutter. Compared to DIY products, some louvered systems offer a step up in warranty coverage and the peace of mind of service from professionals should anything go wrong.

Our tests showed that the long opening these systems use for channeling water scores fair for both water flow and debris resistance. Average rainstorms do not challenge louvered systems, but heavy downpours can overwhelm the drainage of water into the guard’s slot(s).

We believe that despite their cost savings over some types of professionally installed systems, louver systems fail to offer a better price-to-performance value.


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