LeafGuard - Icicles large and thick enough to behead anyone visiting our house at 8:45 PM last night... would have been beheaded!
As I have written previously.... and others have since corroborated..., Leaf(grief)Guard is a device specifically designed to manufacture monstrous icicles which tenaciously cling to one's gutters long after the winter snow and sleet have given up (for a while).
I am referring here to the snow storm which hit the Chicago area with such blustery gusto in the beginning of this month and then dissipated.
Our resultant icicles were so dense and large that they hung down thick and low, about a third of the way down the second floor windows.. especially in the front of our home.
... and at about 8 pm last night, (the 23rd of February) members of our family were shaken by the roar and clatter of what, we learned real quickly, was the final demise of the long lingering icicles and the breakage of planters just a foot away or so away from our door.
There was no way anyone could exit from the front door since the porch was slathered with a ton (I exaggerate, but not by much) of sharp particles of the ice and debris which it caused.
And the whole front of the house.... and the garage and the driveway leading to the road..... were of a sudden reinvented into a dangerous edged icecapade!
In fact, had anyone tried to visit us at that particular time (and our friends sometimes do), they would probably have been seriously injured... or worse.
As it was, we were unable to exit the house by foot or car because of the humongous quantity of ice shards which presented such a slippery slope..... and had to place a call early this morning (the 24th) for our snow plow people to dig us out of our winter slip and slide which, fortunately, they did.
It's interesting to note that Leaf(grief)Guard in their advertisement
(the Northbrook Tower, November 20,2014, says their "system will never clog, or we will clean them out for you forever- GUARANTEED.
It does not say.... ANYWHERE... that the CLOG can NOT be ICE!
... but if that were the case, why would any ETHICAL company promote such a product North of the Mason Dixon line?
Reason of review: Bad quality.