You’re making the jump to put new gutters on your home or property. But are Lowes gutters the right choice?
Find out in this short guide.
Lowes Gutters are Seemingly Inexpensive
At first glance saving a bit of money on gutters seems like a smart move. Why wouldn’t it be in today’s economic climate?
Lowes gutters seem a logical place to get those cheap gutters too.
You get your shop vacs, basement sealer, and caulk from them already. Why not buy your gutter system from them, too, and be done with it?
It’s easier to see the quality issues in gutters than it is with those other products.
Honest Lowes.com Gutters Review:
“First of all, it’s nearly impossible to find the undented stock—almost all damaged in store. Gutters are thin. Bends are undefined. Accessories don’t fit other parts. This is not like gutters installed on good houses.”
It’s Your Home or Property: You Deserve a Status Upgrade
Your home is your castle.
You worked hard to get it and deserve the status boost it gives you.
Your neighbors see your house every day, and when they do, they can’t help but glance at it to see how it measures against their own home.
The last thing you want to do is make a mistake on the exterior of your home that downgrades your status. Your neighbors will see it EVERY SINGLE DAY like clockwork.
Status is hard to come by in life.
You’re a good person and deserve a status upgrade and all the little perks that come with it. Keep reading to learn how to get it and why Lowes isn’t your best choice to get them.
What’s Wrong with Lowes Gutters, Though?
Last year the giant corporation made nearly $90 billion in sales and employed over 300,000 employees. That feat is impressive and is keeping America employed.
What isn’t as thrilling, though, are their gutter systems.
Inferior Quality = Water Damage
The number one issue wrong with Lowes Gutters is inferior quality.
Gutter Guards very often DON’T FIT any of the gutters Lowes sells. It’s tough to find other manufacturers who can fit them either.
Honest Lowes.com Gutters Review:
“THE PROBLEM is that Lowe’s sells several gutter guard options, and NONE of them work with these gutters!!!”
Not only that, but Lowes gutters also regularly have nasty dents and weird bends in them.
Thin Gutter Material
Bargain rates usually come at a price far higher than the small savings they seem to offer. Lowe’s thin gutter material proves it.
Real Lowes.com Gutters Reviews:
“This aluminum gutter is very thin”
“This aluminum gutter is very thin. I used it on a back porch overhang. For this application, it’s adequate. I would not recommend it in a location where you might have to lean a ladder against it because the weight would crush it.”
“It is ok for small projects but not longer than 10 feet”
“This product is ok at the 10-foot length. The splices leak, and you need silicone or solder to seal the end caps as well as any add ons. It is ok for small projects but not longer than 10 feet without silicone to stop leaks. The attachments don’t fit well and fall apart. It is not a one-person job to put this up. Not for a new house or long roofline.”
“Very thin material”
“Poor quality all around. The gutter was not straight or uniform contour. Very thin material.”
“I do NOT recommend!”
“This gutter type must be sealed with glue, and hopefully, it will seal it. I returned these gutters and went with the gutters that lock together. So, far everything seems perfect but doesn’t look as nice. I do NOT recommend!”
“Nasty, cheap, lightweight garbage”
“Nasty, cheap, lightweight garbage. A waste of a star in the rating. Don’t also waste your time and money. Thanks, Lowe’s, for bringing this product to market. Now take it out behind the barn and shoot it.”
“The metal is very flimsy”
“I purchased this gutter system to span a 28′ roof. I had to jury rig some of the fittings with vinyl as there was no fitting available to do what I needed to do. I used the metal brackets every 24″, which worked well; however, I wanted to add two additional brackets, but they could not be installed after the gutter is in place. I installed the gutter to go under the existing drip rail, which interfered with the mounting of the brackets. The metal is very flimsy, and the end joining pieces were not very precise, requiring gobs of sealant. The final product looks cheap and uneven. I would not recommend this to anyone.”
“They are so flimsy”
“These looked like a good deal. They are so flimsy I’ll be amazed if they can hold water. Brackets are just as bad. Terrible item.”
“All my seams leak”
“Installed on my house thinking it will make it look better. No glue in the world works—all my seams leak. I had factory 45′ corners made, and the factory glued seams all broke. The company does not sell a leaf guard specific to the gutters. Also, no splash guards available. I cannot put a ladder on it. Great idea but horrible long term.”
“Water leak between the rubber and the gutter”
“They say put supporters every 18 to 24 inches. I put them every 15 … the more, the better, but it’s the 2nd snow this year, and I saw a water leak between the rubber and the gutter, so I recommend installing silicone everywhere. I will do that in the summertime next year.”
“Now I have a dirty old gutter”
“Bought this online – picked up in the store, and they gave me a scratched brownish dirty gutter and said the others were just as bad. I took it home and then realized they did not even give me this product but a different gutter which then did not fit the attachment hooks I purchased for the correct gutter – terrible experience all around. Now I have a dirty old gutter I cannot attach to my house, and with Lowes being 45 mins away, I’d rather eat the cost than go there again!”
Problems with Lowes Gutter Installation
Since Lowes only installs their gutters, you will still run into the same problems you encountered by installing them yourself; only you get a lifetime guarantee for cheap rain gutter installation.
And if you want guards that fit them, apparently Lowes doesn’t have them. It doesn’t matter who installs your Lowes gutters.
And that’s another thing.
When you call your local Lowes store and hit the number to talk to have gutters installed, you will get transferred to a 1-800 number.
Then the operator at the Lowes national call center will assign someone to your installation. This is not a contractor who works for Lowe’s and could be a person who will never reappear at your home again.
It’s nice to know that you now have a lifetime guarantee on cheap rain gutters that were installed poorly by someone you will never see again.
Real Lowes.com Gutters Reviews:
“Do not use Lowe’s”
I had gutters installed in Oct 2016. The installer did not check to make sure the fascia board was tacked up correctly. They put up the gutter without checking the substrate was sound. This year the gutter has bowed, and the water is running every time it rains and soaks my sidewalk. If they had suggested new fascia or asked me to pay to attach the boards, I would have done so. I called the central processing office, and because it was more than a year, they flat out refused to help. I just wanted the gutter taken down. Fascia nailed and gutter reinstalled. I did not ask for money. I have two major projects to do but now will go elsewhere. Do not use Lowe’s.”
“They left the downspouts half done”
“A partial gutter installation of 46 LF and two downspouts, which took time to see the installation crew come to install it and they did not have all the material, so they did the work they could, and they left the downspouts half done. I have been calling the sales guy, the Lowe’s installation folks, multiple times, and I was promised it would be taken care of every time. But then nothing happens.”
And good luck with that 1-800 number!
Poor Customer Service
Customer service also seems to be an issue with Lowes gutters.
“The whole experience was awful”
“Simple rain gutter installment. I paid upfront as requested. They stated it would happen in about two weeks. At three weeks, I contacted Lowes. Without an apology or explanation, I was told it would be another four weeks before the gutters would be installed. The whole experience was one of our money, and we just do not care about you and your project. I would be embarrassed if I performed my job in this fashion; they had none of this. It was clear I was an annoyance to them, with no sense of responsibility or remorse. The whole experience was awful, and I would never use them again.”
“I placed an order with Lowes to have seamless gutters installed at my home. I signed a contract on October 23, 2018, and was told that the gutters would be installed in 2-3 weeks. The contractor canceled several times due to weather issues, which I understand. On December 6, 2018, I received an invoice on my Lowes credit card, which included the cost of the gutters for $1448.75. I called the Lowes Customer Service phone number (1 800 444-1408) and informed the Customer Service Representative that I received an invoice for services that were not rendered. The Customer Service Representative told me that it would take 60 days to dispute the charge. I informed the Customer service Representative that I never received the gutters or the installation and that they should call to verify that they were not installed and remove the charge from my credit card. She again said that the amount would be disputed and would take up to 60 days.
I then called Lowes Customer Service and requested that my order #1534059 be canceled. I informed the Lowes Representative of the above, and she put me on hold for several minutes, came back on the phone, and said I was being transferred to Roger at the Lowes in Edwardsville, PA. I had to leave a voice message for Roger to call me. To say that I am annoyed with Lowes for the handling of this matter is an understatement. A phone call to the Edwardsville PA Lowes to verify the work had not been done, and the removal of the charge on my credit card should have been sufficient. I am not paying for a service that I never received.”
Lowes Gutters Seem Like a Good Choice for Rental Properties Though???
Saving money when you can is an integral part of effective property management.
It’s wise stewardship.
Thin, dented gutter systems with ill-fitting gutter guards aren’t going to protect your property from COSTLY water damage, though.
What MIGHT save you a little money upfront could result in HUGE repair costs down the road.
Attract the Right Kind of Tenants
EVERYONE wants status upgrades.
Your best prospective tenants are looking for status upgrades in their lives. They constantly work their butts off to get them too.
Thin, dented, cheap gutters with small trees growing out of them (because the gutter guards never fit) severely limits your opportunity to secure good tenants.
Leaving you to pick over the leftovers hoping to find someone who will at least mow their lawn a couple of times a month and pay their late fees.
Life is too short to deal with tenants like that, and your property NEEDS protecting from water damage to protect your investment.
Don’t get hit with costly water damage repair bills down the road.
Our high-quality materials, patented copper technology, and expert installation guarantee you total protection from water for your home or property.
Not to mention gutter guards that match the pitch of your roof. Nothing can get pitched like MMGG products. And most of the time, the installer is not taking the time to lower the gutters. They will stick it in no matter how the gutter was originally hung. MasterShield teaches their dealers not to do that and to lower gutters to add pitch.
Flat is bad!!
Plus, our dealers are all independently owned and operated. So, you will not be talking to someone you will never see again.
It’s all about our critically acclaimed technology and gorgeous gutter protection systems.
Don’t Just Take Our Word for It Though
“The installers arrived on time and presented themselves safely and professionally. The installation of the MasterShield gutter protection looked great. They addressed the one spot where I had a concern and will now wait to see how the system functions. – David Ozersky
“I hired MasterShield for my grandmother, & they did an awesome job. Everybody was friendly, positive attitude & everybody worked together to get the job done. Thank you again MasterShield, definitely will be back!!!!” – Rodneysha Chapple
“Joe showed up at my house, immediately made me feel comfortable, did his pitch, and sold it! I am quite satisfied with their product and would recommend it to anyone.” – Todd Butler
How to Get Started with MasterShield
An exciting and affordable state-of-the-art gutter protection system is waiting for you. Click here or call 1-877-532-3627 to schedule a free estimate from a local dealer in your area.