Nearly three years ago, I launched into a tirade on my experience with the installation of the Gutter Helmet system (no link; no link is deserved).
The initial post in this thread is still the single most visited post I have ever written. Years of Web performance, social commentary, political debate, and personal debacles in my blog, and Gutter Helmet is what calls to the broadest spectrum of people searching on the Web.
The fact that so many people continue to visit the post also tells me that people continue to be interested in this system and my experience with it. So here is the latest update.
In the next 10 days, a Gutter Helmet technician will come out and clean out the downspouts that are full of debris that has accumulated from the gutters over the past three years. Hopefully, they will not claim some technicality and try to charge the $150 maintenance fee that I was warned about.
I am also hopeful that the person who comes out and does the work is more friendly than the last one.
On a scale of 1-10, Gutter Helmet rates:
Installation Fixing 3
Ongoing Operation 6
Consider all your options before going with Gutter Helmet.