Gutter Guards – Are they worth it?
Many customers ask us if we recommend gutter guards. While we like the theory of gutter guards, the practicality of them can sometimes miss the mark.
Gutter guards can cost $5,000 or more to install on a typical residential house with 200 linear feet of gutter. We can clean the gutters on that same house for ~$200/visit, or $350 for 2 visits per year on a service agreement.
When you think of how many years of gutter cleaning service could be had for that $5000, that works out to >14 years of gutter cleaning.
We have many customers with gutter guards who also require a yearly cleaning, because needles and leaves still clog up the guards. So in addition to the large up-front payment, you also have to pay to remove debris on a somewhat regular basis.
We recommend just having your gutters cleaned regularly, and take that $5000 and use it somewhere that provides a better return on your investment, or go have some fun with it!