LeafGuard Gutter Systems — Gutter Ice Buildup and Icicles
Our problem is the same, we had the LeafGuard Gutters installed in June, 2012. We have gone through the winter snows with hanging icicles and built up ice atop the gutters. It is extremely dangerous when the weather warms slightly. We have had near misses with our pets and ourselves when the huge icicles fall and large chunks of ice slide off the gutters. We did not have this ice problem with our old gutters, thus I wonder how it can suddenly be attributed to faulty insulation.
We now have a constant drip of water on our porch and walkway creating dangerous ice rinks. I am adding photos of the Ice Mess LeafGuard gutters. We did not capture the worst of the ice with our photos. These are a few photos taken after most of the icicles fell and the slide off of ice occurred on the sunnier back yard. The Ice remains atop the gutters and continues to drip and refreeze.
Our sales rep did not once mention or question the quality of our insulation or that there could be an ice problem in winter. He only focused on how "good" the gutters are and what a great buy we were getting. When I reported the problem to the rep he had a ready answer that we have faulty roof insulation, without even visually inspecting the gutters. Also very disappointed and have made a bad investment.