Leaf Filter Gutter Protection Detailed Review (2023)

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    The leaf filter is a great solution if you have problems with clogged gutters from all types of debris, but they are great systems to implement in other situations as well.
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Nobody is enthusiastic about cleaning the gutters. Dead wet leaves, dirt and dead bugs are not on the list of things we like to touch. But it is okay. There is a system that filters and cares for rainwaterDebris from the gutter!The LeafFilter ensures that your gutters are always clean and with a very professional service team that ensures this happens all year round.

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A review of the LeafFilter gutter guards

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The LeafFilter is one of those products you never knew you needed until you found out. We are pretty sure that the inventors often had problems with clogged gutters and started to come up with a solution for all their fellow sufferers. It is a gutter protector that will help you keep your gutters clean and only allow water to flow through them. What makes LeafFilter different from other types of gutter protection systems? We'll show you and give you information on how and where to request a quote, what services are included in the total price, and uncover general customer feedback when they share their experience with LeafFilter.

Sometimes gutters can be sloped incorrectly, causing water to pool or overflow. In other cases, gutters can leak due to wear holes. Sagging is also commonProblem with old gutters. In any case, the LeafFilter is the best gutter solution we have found so far.

Advantages of the LeafFilter system

  • It works efficiently to keep all kinds of debris out of your gutter.
  • The estimate is valid for a whole year.
  • Estimates are free.
  • LeafFilter installs directly into existing gutters.
  • Installations can be completed in less than a day.
  • LeafFilter eliminates gutter cleaning.
  • LeafFilter works with all types of existing gutters.
  • Made from durable materials.
  • Buyers can opt for funded payments.
  • It comes with a lifetime guarantee.

Disadvantages of the LeafFilter system

  • Must be installed by a LeafFilter professional.
  • The installation team does not always stick to the predetermined schedule: they may arrive earlier or late.
  • After installation, cleaning does not always result in a satisfied customer (see the "Customer Reviews" section for more information).

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LeafFilter features and benefits

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There are several alternatives to installing the LeafFilter, but how effective are other types of gutter protection?

brush insertsThey are a type of gutter guard designed to keep dirt out. However, due to the material of the wire brush, debris can clog and damage gutters. These systems require ongoing maintenance.

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Leaf Filter Gutter Protection Detailed Review (4)DIY screensThey are also a popular type of gutter protection but with several disadvantages compared to LeafFilter. When you first set up your screen filters you may need to install the product under the shingles or screw/nail them on which will damage the shingles. Most of these protectors don't even come with a warranty.

bell guttersThey are similar to DIY screens - they can damage the clapboards during the initial setup. Its one-piece design is not compatible with every gutter type and may require a complete replacement. Its design features an opening at the edge of the gutter that doesn't efficiently keep dirt out.

foam insertsThey are probably the most efficient when it comes to keeping dirt out. However, as time goes by and they are exposed to moisture, the scum is likely to encourage mold and eventually cause plants to grow inside.

with a microwaveThe products require questionable installation methods and generally have no clogging guarantees.

leaf filterIt's the most reliable option out there. Installed by a LeafFilter professional in three easy steps, made from durable materials, and backed by a transferrable lifetime warranty.

Leaf filter efficiency

Because the LeafFilter is designed to avoid large gaps or openings, it can filter out even the smallest and most complicated types of dirt. It will prevent everything from getting into your gutters: from leaves, dirt, seed pods, moss, pollen, pine needles and eveninsects and pests. As promised, it will get rid of the tedious and messy task ofgutter cleaningforever so you have more free time to do the things you enjoy.

how to order

The price you end up paying for LeafFilter varies from house to house. You are free to request a quote. You can do this by visiting their official website, calling them or filling out the form provided and having a sales representative call you. One of their experts will measure your gutters and then work with you to determine what you need and how much it will cost.

You then have a full year to decide whether you want to accept the advertised cost (which typically ranges from $22 to $28 per linear foot), a year when the price doesn't change at all. If you decide the LeafFilter fits your needs, an installation expert will come to your home and install the protectors for you. After installing the product, visit the manufacturer's website and register the product to benefit from the lifetime warranty.

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How LeafFilter works

Constructed from 275 micron steel mesh, the LeafFilter blocks even the smallest form of debris that could get into your gutters. The mesh is dense enough to keep everything out and still allow rainwater to pass through the filters, even when it's pouring heavily outside. The surface tension forces water through the screen even in bad weather. The 11 angle passage was designed to allow as much water to pass through as if the chute were open. The product is made from a uPVC material that is durable enough to last a lifetime without warping or deteriorating, even when exposed to various weather conditions. Whether you're dealing with high or low temperatures, the LeafFilter stays strong and protects your gutters. The structural hangers added when installing the LeafFilter are invisible, but they do an excellent job of holding the gutters securely to the faceplate.


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Leaf Filters offers a professional installation service as they have a team of trained professionals who know their gutters and the actual product. As well as installing the filters, these professionals will also check your gutter for weak points to ensure that the system you have purchased is actually performing to its full potential. They also install new gutters when the old ones prove faulty or inefficient. If your old gutter system is fine, the professionals will clean it and make sure everything is ready to start the actual installation of the product. The gutters will be realigned and sealed with silicone to ensure no water damage occurs. As part of the installation process, you'll also have professionals install concealed hangers to act as reinforcement, securing them to the bulkhead and making sure they don't come loose from the house. Depending on the complexity and length of your gutter system, installation can take anywhere from a few hours to a full day. The LeafFilter team also ensures you don't leave a mess by cleaning up dirt, materials and other gutter-related lying around items.


If there's one thing LeafFilter keeps emphasizing, it's the lifetime guarantee they give to all of their buyers. If the system doesn't work, get free repairs or your money back. As advertised, LeafFilter ensures your home does not experience water damage due to clogged gutters. They also promise that the protective filters will keep dirt out and keep the gutters clean for many years. If at any point you decide to sell your home, the lien will transfer to the next owner, giving you an extra benefit to focus on while you list the sale. To claim this lifetime warranty, you must fill out an online form on the manufacturer's website, providing your contact information, installation date, and LeafFilter order number (an eight-digit alphanumeric code found on the warranty sheet).

customer reviews

With over 16,000 Trustpilot reviews, customers share their experiences with LeafFilter.

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Reviews about the shopping experience

We couldn't help but notice how satisfied people were with their interactions with the LeafFilter professionals, who came to their homes to estimate and inspect the gutters. Often described as "real gentlemen" and "extremely knowledgeable", we have a highly experienced Account Manager who is to be commended. However, some negative installation time experiences have been reported. This includes showing up early or late at the agreed time. Timing issues are definitely a no-go, especially when buyers have to leave work to be home when the gear arrives.

Product quality check

There is no doubt that Leaf Filter will deliver as promised. Almost all of the negative customer reviews had something to do with some other part of the installation service, but rarely anything to do with the quality of the product. Even people who live in densely wooded areas and often struggle with the problem of leaves falling everywhere can happily report that the product fulfills the promised effect.


We were happy that so many people were satisfied with their technicians. However, we never thought that they would be so keen to request that the same technician be available for future maintenance work related to leaf filters. The technicians were named and praised for their great work in most customer reviews. Earring!

Reviews of cleaning services

LeafFilter advertises that its team of professionals won't leave a mess after installing your system. When it comes to customer experience, opinions differ. Some technicians got the job done, some didn't, leaving a bitter taste in consumers who paid thousands of dollars to benefit from this product and its services.

bottom line

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Some people may be disappointed with the high price of the leaf filter system. The system costs $22 to $28 per linear foot and can be expensive for large homes and prohibitive for some. But when your time is spent more valuableNOCleaning the gutters makes the investment worthwhile.

The service is easy to use. All you have to do is make the first call and fill out the quote form. The thorough inspection process gives you a clear view of what needs to be done and how much it will cost. A team of professionals will come to your home and take all the necessary measures to deliver a high quality final product. From cleaning your gutters, to replacing or repairing bad spots, to tidying up after the job is done, LeafFilter seems to have thought of everything. And if that doesn't convince you, maybe the transferrable lifetime warranty will.

We've learned that customers' biggest concerns aren't related to the product itself, but rather to experiences related to customer service, technicians, or sales reps. While there are some individual complaints about how they interact with the pros, LeafFilters buyers seem happy with the high quality of the product.

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Do leaf filters on gutters really work? ›

They do a good job of preventing debris from accumulating inside of the gutter troughs but unfortunately, they keep a lot of water out of the gutters as well. We do not find them to be worth the high costs mainly because they are counterproductive to the purpose of the gutter system.

Is LeafFilter gutter protection worth it? ›

We rated LeafFilter a 90 out of 100 and consider it to be one of the best gutter companies of 2023. LeafFilter's patented 275-micron steel mesh design and lifetime, transferable warranty make it a solid choice for your gutters.

What does Consumer Reports say about LeafFilter? ›

The top rated products were micro screen gutter guards — LeafFilter and GutterGlove Pro. LeafFilter was rated the top “professionally installed” gutter protection system and GutterGlove Pro was rated the top “do-it-yourself” gutter guard. The truth is, both systems are professionally installed systems.

What is the downside of LeafFilter? ›

Disadvantages of the LeafFilter GutterGuard

Heavy amounts of rainfall will not be able to filter through the mesh and continue through your gutters but instead run down the side of your home and down to the base eliminating the entire purpose of a gutter system, let alone a gutter protection system.

Is there a class action lawsuit against LeafFilter? ›

LeafFilter agreed to a class action lawsuit settlement to resolve claims that leaves, twigs, pollen and other buildup can accumulate on its gutter filter system.

Is there a downside to gutter guards? ›

Gutter Guards can dent and lose some of their effectiveness, so avoid posting a ladder against your gutters during cleaning or when putting up seasonal lights & decorations. If not cleaned as needed, the added weight of build-up on your gutter guards may cause your actual gutters to sag.

What is the #1 gutter guard? ›

Mesh and micro-mesh gutter guards are similar to screen guards but feature a compact design that blocks more debris, including smaller debris such as pine needles. They require professional installation, especially micro-mesh. Mesh and micro-mesh gutter guards are widely considered the most effective guards.

Does LeafFilter get clogged? ›

LeafFilter: LeafFilter comes with a no-clog guarantee, which sounds great. What the manufacturer doesn't tell you is that, while your gutters won't clog, LeafFilter's flat shape allows debris and leaves to build on top of the gutter screen. Your gutters won't clog…

How much should I expect to pay for LeafFilter? ›

LeafFilter costs around $15 to $45 per linear foot, on average, for both materials and professional installation. The overall cost of a LeafFilter gutter guard system will vary depending on how many stories your home has, the linear footage required, and if you require downspout or gutter repair services.

Do leaf filters work in heavy rain? ›

Yes, LeafGuard gutters have been tested and can handle up to 32 inches of rain per hour, which is over three times the heaviest rainfall ever recorded by the US Weather Bureau.

Who competes with LeafFilter? ›

LeafFilter's competitors and similar companies include Anhui Conch Cement, Carborundum Universal, Tecnoglass and Kibing Group. LeafFilter manufactures, sells, and installs gutter guards for homeowners.

Does LeafFilter cause ice dams? ›

LeafFilter™ Gutter Protection does not prevent nor create ice dams. However, by keeping your gutters free of debris, water will be able to divert through the gutters and away from your home rather than freezing in the eavestrough.

Does LeafFilter block pine needles? ›

LeafFilter offers a micro-mesh gutter guard system, the most efficient kind on the market. Its three-piece design has tiny holes that block pine needles and small debris like pollen and shingle grit from entering your gutters.

Is LeafFilter the same as LeafGuard? ›

LeafGuard and LeafFilter's gutter guard systems both protect your home from sticks, leaves, and other debris, though LeafFilter's micro-mesh design is better for small debris such as pine needles.

Does LeafGuard ever clog? ›

The Seamless Gutter System Guaranteed to Never Clog*

LeafGuard gutters work on a simple but powerful scientific principle known as liquid adhesion. This allows rainwater to travel around the hood and into the gutter, while deflecting leaves and other debris to never clog.

Are leaf guards a waste of money? ›

After reviewing all the ways that gutter guards fail to work, we conclude that the guards are a bad investment. When you calculate the amount of time, effort, and money it takes to install and care for gutter guards, you'll see that it offers zero cost-savings and is not worth the expense.

Do leaf guard gutters work in heavy rain? ›

Can LeafGuard Gutters Handle Heavy Rain or Downpours? Yes, LeafGuard gutters have been tested and can handle up to 32 inches of rain per hour, which is over three times the heaviest rainfall ever recorded by the US Weather Bureau.

Does Matt Kaulig own LeafFilter? ›

Matt is the Founder & Board Member at Leaf Home, the parent company of LeafFilter, Leaf Home Safety Solutions and Leaf Home Water Solutions.

What are the problems with leaf guard? ›

Leaf guards aren't 100% protective from debris and dirt. Debris often follows water into covered gutters, and wet debris is difficult to get rid of. Moss, algae, and lichen can grow, especially in wet settings. Curves and angles get dirty and clog your gutter.

What is the average price to install gutter guards? ›

Installers charge per linear foot of gutter guards plus fees and labor. With the average home requiring about 200 linear feet of materials, the average cost for gutter guard installation is between $900 and $2,000.

Why gutter guards don t work? ›

Gutter guards actually can keep rain from washing away trapped organic matter. Once trapped, it builds up and decays. And, as most home owners know, birds and rodents will chew through anything that's blocking them from getting where they want to go. They can chew through gutter guards.

Are there any gutter guards that actually work? ›

Micro-mesh gutter guards are effective at blocking even small bits of debris, such as blowing sand, while allowing rain to flow through. They're made of various materials, from inexpensive plastic gutter guards to strong stainless steel ones.

What should I look for when buying gutter guards? ›

Look for gutter guards that sit flat in the gutter and is not visible from the ground. It will work on both shingle and metal roofs and won't have to fit under the shingles. 4. A gutter guard should allow you to visually inspect the inside of your gutter by simply looking in.

What is the average cost of leaf guard? ›

LeafGuard is a custom-designed product and, thus, doesn't have an average cost. You can expect to pay about $9 to $33 per linear foot for materials and $2 to $4 per linear foot for installation, but there are a number of factors that will influence this pricing. $2,200 to $7,400 for most homes.

Does LeafFilter keep the dirt out? ›

Unlike most gutter guard systems on the market, LeafFilter features no gaps, holes, or large openings. It is guaranteed to keep large and small debris out of your gutters for good. Once LeafFilter is installed on top of your existing gutters, nothing but water will ever enter your gutters.

Which is more expensive leaf guard or LeafFilter? ›

LeafGuard is more expensive than LeafFilter because you must replace your existing gutter system. Although LeafFilter offers partial or full system replacement in extreme cases, typical installations only require installing its gutter guards on existing gutter systems.

Can I buy LeafFilter and install myself? ›

No, you can't buy LeafFilter and install it yourself. LeafFilter is a full-service company, and the quote you receive includes the materials and installation cost. Additionally, LeafFilter products must be installed by a certified professional to qualify for the transferable lifetime warranty.

How much rain can LeafFilter handle? ›

LeafGuard separates itself from many gutter guard companies with its one-piece system. Its aluminum gutter guard is supported every two feet along your existing system and filters up to 32 inches of rain per hour.

What are the best gutters for heavy rain? ›

When it comes to gutter styles, K-style gutters are undoubtedly the most effective for environments with heavy rain. They can hold exceptionally more water than half-round gutters, especially when they are 6” wide!

Does LeafFilter work in winter? ›

Keeping your gutters clean of debris, ensuring proper insulation, and installing gutter guards, like LeafFilter, minimizes ice dams and potential gutter, roof, and home damage. LeafFilter is here to help year-round, even in the coldest months.

Does LeafFilter freeze up in winter? ›

"Right away the leaf filters iced up," Cozad said. Cozad explained that when it snowed, ice would build up on top and over the edges of the gutters where the leaf filters were installed.

What is the best roof to prevent ice dams? ›

If you're thinking about installing a new roof and are concerned about ice dams, metal roofing is a superior choice for cold-weather, high snow volume environments. Metal roofs naturally shed snow like a pro and significantly reduce the amount of ice dams around your roof.

Does LeafFilter go under shingles? ›

Asphalt shingles, metal, or tile.

Which gutter guard is best for pine needles? ›

Micro-mesh is the best type of gutter guard for pine needles. This type of gutter guard consists of fine stainless steel or vinyl mesh that can block not only pine needles but also dirt as fine as sand while still allowing water to pass through.

What type of gutter guard is best for pine needles? ›

Mesh and micro-mesh gutter guards are best for pine needles and other small debris because they have tiny holes or no openings in the top. Guards with larger holes allow pine needles to slip through.

What company owns LeafGuard? ›

Englert's LeafGuard brand is available through a national network of authorized dealers, and supported by Englert, Inc., the pioneer of on-site custom fitted, seamless gutters since 1966.

Do LeafGuard gutters cause ice dams? ›

If the gutter guards are not strong enough to withstand this weight, they will buckle into the gutter system creating an obstacle. When this happens, an ice dam forms and causes potential damage to the home. Reverse curve gutter covers quickly freeze on the top and in the opening of the nose of the guard.

How do you clean a LeafGuard? ›

Gutter Cleaning With The Brush

The bristles on the bottom of The Gutter Guard Brush easily sweep off leaves, pine needles, and other small debris on any gutter guard. By brushing off residue that might be sticking to your guard, you will optimize water flow for when rain gets heavy.

Do LeafGuard gutters need to be cleaned? ›

It is a common misconception that you never have to clean your gutters after installing gutter guards. Even the very best gutter guard systems require cleaning, though the better the system, the less frequent the cleaning required. Over time, debris will build up inside the gutters that should be hosed out.

Are downspout filters worth it? ›

Yes, downspout filters are necessary to protect your home from water damage. Without downspout filters, water overflows the gutters and pools around a home's foundation and causes expensive damage. Even if you do not have trees around your home, a simple strainer will take care of small debris, such as insects.

Is LeafGuard worth the money? ›

Our Recommendation. If efficiency and longevity are your primary concerns, LeafGuard is an excellent pick for your gutter guard system. Its gutter guard withstands heavy downpours, and its reverse-curve design helps the guards remain durable against large debris such as tree branches.

What is the average cost of gutter filters? ›

Gutter guards typically cost as little as $0.50 per foot and up to $10 per foot depending on the type and material used. For an average house, with 200 feet of gutters, the total cost to purchase gutter guards can be between $100 for low-cost options and $2,000 for high-end guards.

Do gutter guards work in heavy rain? ›

Gutter guards do work in heavy rain—as long as you pick the right one for the job. Thanks to its raised mesh pattern, powder-coated aluminum frame, and reinforced fasteners, HomeCraft's gutter protection system keeps debris out while still letting water flow, regardless of the weather.

Does LeafFilter ever get clogged? ›

Round 2: Performance. LeafFilter: LeafFilter comes with a no-clog guarantee, which sounds great. What the manufacturer doesn't tell you is that, while your gutters won't clog, LeafFilter's flat shape allows debris and leaves to build on top of the gutter screen. Your gutters won't clog…

What is the highest rated gutter system? ›

The company that tops our best gutter guards of 2023 list is Gutter Helmet due to its excellent rain resistance, 100% gutter compatibility and best-in-class warranty.

What is the average cost of LeafGuard per foot? ›

What is the average cost for LeafGuard? LeafGuard is a custom-designed product and, thus, doesn't have an average cost. You can expect to pay about $9 to $33 per linear foot for materials and $2 to $4 per linear foot for installation, but there are a number of factors that will influence this pricing.

How long does it take to install LeafFilter? ›

We secure LeafFilter to your existing gutters to protect your system from damaging debris. Installation can range from a few hours to a full day, depending on the scope of the project.


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