LeafFilter Review

An In-Depth LeafFilter Review

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LeafFilter Gutter Guard

The LeafFilter is a great solution when you’re experiencing problems with gutters being clogged due to all sorts of debris, but they are great systems to put in place even in other situations.

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How often were you enthusiastic about having to clean your gutters? What could you have done with all the time it took to remove leaves, dirt or dead insects? How would you feel if you didn’t have to worry about cleaning gutters ever again? There are certain chores that we mechanically perform and we don’t even take the time to think there’s an alternative that ensures we never have to do that again.

We now have automatic vacuum cleaners, washing machines, and dishwashers, so why wouldn’t there be a system that filters rainwater and keeps out all possible debris out from the gutter? The LeafFilter does exactly that: it makes sure that your gutters will forever be clean and sets in place a very professional service that makes sure it happens.

About LeafFilter

The LeafFilter is one of those products you never knew you needed until you found out about it. We’re pretty sure that the inventors were often facing clogged gutter problems and started brainstorming a solution for all their fellow sufferers. It’s a gutter guard that helps you keep your gutters clean and have nothing but water flowing through them. By reading this article all the way through, you will come to learn about what sets LeafFilter apart from other types of gutter protection systems, how and where to ask for a quote, which services are included in the total price, as well as discover some general customer opinions as they share their experience with the LeafFilter.

Sometimes, your gutters can be improperly pitched, thus causing water to accumulate or overshoot. In other cases, gutters may leak due to holes resulted from wear and tear. Sagging is also a common problem with old gutters. Whatever the case, LeafFilter is the best gutter solution we’ve ever come across so far.

Pros

  • Efficiently works to keep out all types of debris from your gutter.
  • Estimate is good for one full year.
  • Estimates are FREE.
  • Installs directly onto existing gutters.
  • Installations can be done in less than a day.
  • Completely eliminates gutter cleaning.
  • Works with every type of existing gutter.
  • Made of durable materials.
  • Buyers can opt for financed payments.
  • Comes with a lifetime warranty.

Cons

  • Must be installed by a LeafFilter professional.
  • Installation team doesn’t always respect the pre-established schedule: they may come ahead of time or too late.
  • After installation cleaning doesn’t always lead to a satisfied customer (check “Customer Opinions” section to learn more).

*You might also like: GutterBrush Leaf Guard Review.

Features & Benefits

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It’s true that there are several alternatives to installing the LeafFilter, but how efficient are other types of gutter protectors?

  • Brush inserts are a type of gutter guards that look to keep debris out. However, due to the wire brush material, debris can actually get stuck and lead to damaging your gutters. These systems
    will require ongoing maintenance.
  • DIY screens are also a known type of gutter protection, but with several downsides compared to the LeafFilter. As you first set up your screen filters, you may have to install the product underneath your shingles or bolt/nail them down, which may lead to shingle damage. Most of these protectors don’t even include a warranty.
  • Hood gutters installing is similar to the DIY screen one, in a sense that they may damage the shingles upon initial setup. Due to their one-piece design, they aren’t a match for just any type of gutter and may require replacement altogether. Their design features an opening at the gutter’s lip, turning out to be inefficient when it actually comes to keeping debris out.
  • Foam inserts are probably the most efficient when it comes to keeping out debris, but as time passes and they are exposed to moisture, chances are the foam will encourage the apparition of mold and eventually cause plants to grow inside.
  • Micro mesh products require questionable installing methods and don’t usually come with a no-clog guarantee.

That being said, LeafFilter is the most trustworthy option out there. Installed in three easy steps by a LeafFilter professional, it’s made of durable materials and feature lifetime transferable warranty.

Efficiency

Since the LeafFilter is designed in such a way as to avoid any gaps or large openings, it can filter even the smallest and trickiest types of debris out there. It will prevent everything from getting in your gutters: from leaves, dirt, seed pods, moss, pollen, pine needles, and even insects and pests. As promised, it will eliminate the tedious and dirty chore of gutter cleaning forever, giving you more free time to do the things you actually enjoy.

How to Order

The price you end up paying for LeafFilter varies from one home to another. You are free to ask for a price estimate. You can do that by visiting their official website and giving them a call or filling out the designated form and have 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 will then have a full year to decide if you want to take it or leave it, year in which the price won’t change at all. Should you decide that the LeafFilters are suited to your needs, you will have an installation expert come to your home and install the protectors for you. After having the product installed, visit the manufacturer’s website and get the product registered to benefit from the lifetime warranty.

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How it Works

Made of 275-micron steel mesh, the LeafFilter blocks out even the tiniest form of debris that could end up in your gutters. The mesh is dense enough to keep everything out while allowing rainwater to pass through the filters, even if it’s raining cats and dogs outside. The surface tension will pull water through the screen even in harsh weather conditions. The 11 angle pitch was well-thought-of, as to allow as much water to pass through as if the gutter was open. The product is made from a uPVC material that’s sturdy enough to last you a lifetime, without warping or deteriorating, even when exposed to several weather conditions. So, whether you’re facing desert-like heat or freezing cold temperatures, the LeafFilter will stay strong and keep your gutters protected. The structural hangers that are added upon installing the LeafFilter are invisible, yet they will do an excellent job at keeping the gutters firmly attached to the fascia board.

Installation

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Leaf Filters offers a professional installation service, as they have a team of trained experts that know their way around gutters and the actual product. Aside from having the filters installed, these professionals will also inspect your gutter for weak spots, to make sure that the system you’re purchasing will truly work at a full potential. They will also install new gutters if it turns out that your old ones have any faults or are inefficient. If your old gutter system is ok, the professionals will clean it and make sure that everything is in order to begin the actual installation of the product. The gutters will be realigned and sealed with silicon to make sure no water damage occurs. As part of the installation process, you will also have professionals install hidden hangers that act as a reinforcement, securing them to the fascia board and making sure that won’t pull away from the house. Depending on the complexity and length of your gutter system, installation can take anywhere between a couple of hours to an entire day. The LeafFilter team will also make sure they don’t leave a mess behind, cleaning up debris, materials and whatever other gutter-related items may be lying around.

Warranty

If there’s one thing LeafFilter underlines over and over again is the lifetime warranty they provide to all their buyers. Basically, if the system fails to deliver, you can get free repairs or your money back. As advertised, the LeafFilter will make sure that no water damage occurs to your home due to clogged gutters. They also promise that the protective filters will keep out any type of debris and keep your gutters clean for many years to come. If at any point, you decide to sell your house, the warranty is transferred to the next homeowner, giving you one additional benefit to focus on as you’re advertising to sell. To benefit from this lifetime warranty, you will be required to fill out an online form (you can find it on the manufacturer’s website) and specify your contact info, as well as the installation date and the LeafFilter job number which is an 8 digit alphanumeric code found on the warranty instruction sheet you received.

Customer Opinions

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With more than 16,000 Trustpilot reviews, customers are definitely vocal when it comes to their LeafFilter-related experience.

Purchasing Experience

We couldn’t help but notice how pleased people were with their interactions with the LeafFilter professionals that came to their home to give an estimate and inspect the gutters. Often described as “real gentleman” and “very knowledgeable”, we have to give kudos to the great customer-representative experience. However, there have been some negative experiences with the installation time, due to them arriving either ahead of schedule or too late compared to the pre-established time. This is a definite no-no, especially if buyers have to leave work to be home when the team arrives.

Product Quality

There’s no doubt that the Leaf Filter will deliver exactly as promised. Almost every negative customer review had something to do with another part of the installation service, but almost never anything to do with the quality of the product. Even people who live in wood-thriving areas and often face the problem of leaves falling all over the place are glad to report that the product does the job as promised.

Technicians

We were pleased to discover that so many people were happy with their technicians. However, we never imagined that they would be so happy as to request that the same technician be available to perform any future services related to the Leaf Filter. In fact, technicians were called out by their names and commended for the great jobs they did in most customer reviews. Outstanding!

Cleaning Service

LeafFilter advertises that their team of professionals won’t leave any mess behind after having installed your system. As far as customers’ experience is concerned, opinions are divided. Some technicians did the job, while others didn’t, thus leaving a bitter taste amongst consumers who paid thousands of dollars to benefit from this product and its adjacent services.

Bottom Line

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Some people may be disappointed by the high price tag on the Leaf Filter system, but a quick analysis will show them that this is, indeed, something that will rid you of a tedious chore. Cleaning gutters can’t possibly be the favorite past-time for anyone. It’s a dirty job, but one you can fully eliminate from your life thanks to the Leaf Filter. Promising to keep out all forms of debris, the manufacturer delivers a complete experience when it comes to gutter control.

Every part of their service was completely thought through, as to make sure you don’t have to worry about anything, except making that initial phone call or filling out the estimate form. The thorough inspection process will give people a clear overview of what needs to be done and how much it will cost. A team of professionals comes to your home and takes all necessary measures to deliver a high-quality end product. From cleaning out your gutters, replacing or repairing any faulty spots and even cleaning up after having done the job, it really seems like Leaf Filter has thought of everything. And if that doesn’t convince you, maybe the lifetime transferable warranty will.

As we’ve come to learn, the major customer concerns were not with the product itself, but rather with experiences related to customer service, technicians or sales representatives. While there are some individual complaints related to how they interacted with professionals, buyers of the Leaf Filters seem to be happy with the high quality of the product. Even with the negative reviews that complained about customer services, we’ve discovered that leaving a bad review has a high chance of triggering the company’s reaction. Even so, we always recommend settling these disputes in private before leaving an angry review for everyone to read.

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28 thoughts on “An In-Depth LeafFilter Review”

  1. The problem with Leaffilter is snow. When it snows, it covers the gutter, so the gutter is just an extension of the roof. Subsequent melting creates a cover of ice over the gutter. Then you get icicles all along the roof line and water dripping everywhere. You might as well not have gutters. In the early spring, we had several large snowstorms, and I had to climb up a ladder to clear the ice off the gutters so the water from the melting snow would go into the gutters instead of over the edge.

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  2. How do I get any service because I have had three appointments set up and no has arrived or called. In fact I had to cancelled my appointment with my back doctor because there was a scheduling conflict.

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  3. I don’t think there are as good as advertised, I’ve had to clean stuff off the top of them already & they’ve only been on for about 3 – 4 months. they told me most all debris would blow off, but that’s not true. I have had water running over the top because of stuff on the top.
    I wish i would have went with Gutter Guard.

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  4. There are too many issues, but I agree with everything that Gerald Franklin stated- not only do needles, leaves, and other tree debris stay on the “filters”, the “filters” start accumulating the tiny stuff and then the moss moves in when the rain starts. I had to clean the moss from the filters three times this winter and that’s no easy task as it grows through the filters… The gutter filters that I had on one portion of my gutters that I bought at Home Depot worked much better.

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  5. I agree with everything that Gerald Franklin stated- not only do needles, leaves, and other tree debris stay on the “filters”, the “filters” start accumulating the tiny stuff and then the moss moves in when the rain starts. I had to clean the moss from the filters three times this winter and that’s no easy task as it grows through the filters… The gutter filters that I had on one portion of my gutters that I bought at Home Depot worked much better.

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  6. I just received a quote for 70ft. Of leaf filter. $4615 After some discounts and nego the price was down to 1715. Wanted me to decide right then. No sale

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  7. As a former manager their only concern is $$ and not customer satisfaction which goes against everything I stand for. Definitely Buyer Beware!!!!!

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  8. I agree with all of the negative comments about the filters getting clogged with snow and ice. I kept trying to get them to fix the filters, and in doing that they ruined one of the gutters. They replaced it but the filters were still a problem. I finally asked them to remove the filters, but before they would do that they tried to get me to sign an agreement not to disparage then in any way. I refused to do that, and I had to hire somebody else to remove the filters. STAY AWAY!!!

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  9. Didn’t feel comfortable with the price wasn’t told about coupons. I felt I was taken because i’m A senior. At least 5 calls and messages to various numbers as well as emails, no answer to anything. Then trying to get my warranty via the internet I had trouble. Called the help number and had to leave a message. Again no calls returned. Not happy!

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  10. Stay away! The filters will clog with moss, mildew, mold, general debris, making them impossible to clean. This is simply a scam. I had o remove them. Replaced with inexpensive roles of gutter guard. Very inexpensive and simple to install. Spent about $25.00 for 150 feet.

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  11. Stay away from this company. Plain and simple. They will give you a big list of things they will do like clean your gutters and downspouts, realign and seal your gutters, etc., but when the guy shows up to do the work, he will slap on the covers and leave, and won’t do any the things promised. And, when they get your money, they are gone and you will never hear from them again. You cannot reach your salesman or the main office and no one will call you back. I would do it myself before I would do business with these guys again.

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  12. If you live in a place where it snows do not purchase! We are sitting on a bill for thousands of dollars and a product that doesn’t work in the winter which is half the year… Leaf Filter Company and warranty do nothing to help. Buyer Beware!!

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  13. I don’t know how the product works because they showed up several hours late and couldn’t finish the job. Only got about half of the back of the house done but assured me they would be back in the morning to finish with a big crew. Iys now afternoon and no call no show. They put a hole in one cutter for a downspout. So now I have to deal with that also. Can’t gey ahold of anyone.

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  14. Leaf Filter installed an unorthodox filter on my gutter – not shown in any of their materials of advertisement. The filter is against my pool cage and therefore “leaves” don’t blow off the filter – they collect on my roof. I have a handyman blow off my roof at least once a month but in less than two years my roof was damaged from the leaves and debris left on it. The filter was screwed to my gutter without a cover piece and therefore there are places where the filter is snug to the gutter and places the filter is away from the gutter.

    I have had an employee come and inspect the gutter and roof. He took pictures of the damage. There are at least 4 places the roof has rotted out. I have been trying to contact the company to get someone to either remove the gutter covers or reimburse me for having the work done. I am very disappointed with Leaf Filter and will be sure to let friends and neighbors know to stay away from their product.

    I have tried to reach customer service but been left on hold for hours at a time. Terribly disappointing.

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  15. Highly disappointed. Salesman assured me that ice wouldn’t build up on filter. It does. Salesman assured me that water would not flow over filter onto sidewalk below. It does. After several attempts to get my money back, I was told that they don’t give returns. Filed complaint with BBB. Buyer beware!.

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  16. Tammy they are trying to keep my refund and I cancelled the next day! Should have read reviews first! BUYER DEFINITELY BEWARE!!

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  17. We had LeafFilter installed on our home in the Seattle area. After 4 months the filter became clogged with a fine green moss. When I contacted LeafFilter about the issue, their solution was to send me a brush to clean the screen. After three years I was spending more time cleaning the filter than I would cleaning the cutters and I cut the filter off. I would be careful installing this product in a moist environment like the Puget Sound area.

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  18. DO NOT USE LEAF FILTER FOR METAL ROOFS
    On 23rd of June 2020 I signed a contract with Cliff Washburn of Leaf Filter. He said they may have to trim the metal roof to ensure water capture. On 26th of June 2020 the installers put the gutters up and installed the filters. Over the weekend it rained and the water overshot the gutters. The gutters was installed 2-2.5” too low. On Monday 29th of June I texted Cliff Washburn and Cliff said please call the main office number on the contract and they would dispatch a technician to fix any issues. Thanks for reaching out. On 29th of June 2020 I texted Cliff two more time and called the office for him with no response. 6th of June 2020 I called office and texted for Cliff but with no response. Same day I called Leaf Filter Service Department and they said they would send someone out on 31 June 2020. It took 3 days to installed but 25 days to send someone out from the Service Department. The Service Department sent young kid out, Brian Hoerner and told me they wouldn’t move the gutter up.
    I would not recommend Leaf Filter to anyone with a metal roof. They could have installed them 2” higher and they would capture the rain water but now the rain water over shots the gutter.

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  19. don’t want to say anything bad yet waiting for a call back from customer service. So far I have been pleased but once again just waiting for a call from them. If I don’t hear from them after Monday I’ll tell you if you want to use their product.

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  20. Leaffilter is way overpriced. I have had pliable grid/screen filters for years and they work great. No need for complicated install, no debris gets through and they last a lifetime. Do your own research before jumping into this. I also do not accept ads showing scripted pictures of people falling off ladders, getting serious inuuries, broken bones etc. And not one iota of credence or believability to any testimonial advertising on television, this is totally out of control. Every ad on TV these days … if it works then the genereal population are gullible idiots. If the “everyday persons in the ads are not paid “actors” they are paid “people” who are given a lot of money to read a script (whether or not they are genuine customers). I don’t understand how the FCC/ FTC allow this phony balone … notice that they never looko into the camera but are reading a script 45 degrees off of the camera line. Are consumers this GULLILBLE?

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  21. Leaf filter is perhaps the worst service ever. It’s a total money grab by misinforming and overstating issues like: “ladders are way too dangerous” really then why do so many of us own ladders and climb them constantly with no issues. My mom in her mid-sixties who was a civil engineer was climbing ladders on to roofs for inspection and never had any issues. So please stop the misinformation and false information and making ladders a scary and frightening scene.

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  22. Thanks to everyone who has left a comment. We just had a salesman here. He was extremely friendly until my husband said we wanted to think about it and get back with him. The salesman turned into a high pressure fiend. He offered to reduce the price twice. Fortunately, my husband held firm to his position. Based on what I have read here, we will not make a purchase.

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  23. I have been trying to get in touch with them for 3 weeks… they will not return my calls…they owe me $300.00 for a portion they could not do…. and i cannot get my money back..they were suppose to credit it back to my card…and they haven’t …..I am tired of calling.. i am 70 years old… i am calling the better business bureau .. bad customer service…

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  24. 8 Sept 2020 1 PM Appointment – Sales person Arrived early @ 1220 – working from Home under COVID so no time issue. I did have paint up to my elbows from an over lunch project. Sales person went into the hard sale to close the sale before he left (before even measuring gutters). When he went into sales pitch on best price today and he was sure he would get my business today I informed him that there would be no sale today but that I would compare to the other quotes and make a choice of job quotes provided by email. He went into the hard sale again on getting the best deal today before he left. I informed sales person that there would be no sale today. He continued to push on sale today (before even measuring) — at this point (as i stood with drying paint on my hands / arms) I said he had a choice to either measure the gutters and give me a price or get in his car and leave. He decided to leave. I tried calling the Leaf Filter Web # to complain about sales person but # didn’t work. Wish I had seen comments here on customer service and performance before I had set the appointment. Thanks

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  25. After the salesman left I received an estimate in the mail. My eyes practically popped out of my head! The estimate was $2,800 dollars for a small 2 story home. The salesman called a day later and asked if I was interested to have the work done. I laughed, and I said not for $2,800 dollars! He then said they could install just the second floor for $1,800! Again I laughed, I told him for the small amount of work that’s needed to install the covers I was thinking the whole job would be around $800. I told him no thanks, I’ll probably buy some leaf screen covers at the local Home Depot and install them myself.

    Well I was right, installing the Home Depot leaf covers took only 45 minutes to do the 1st floor and about 2 hours to do the second floor. The second floor would have been done quicker if I still had my youth, lol. The total cost of the leaf covers at $3,50 each ran around $150.00 and the quality was very similar to the Leaf Guards. Considering my age and it only took 2 hours and 45 minutes to do the entire house, I find the price of installing Leaf Filters for the same job at $2,800 was exactly what I thought, simply outrageous!

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  26. So glad we read the reviews! We just had Leaf Filter give us a quote and so thankful for these reviews. We cancelled the contract immediately. We will do more homework before deciding on any company!

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