💂 Gutter guards or no?

A good gutter guard system is more expensive than the actual gutters.

Why it matters: You need to know if that expense is worth it.

🖼️ The big picture: A well designed system with quality guards will keep your gutters from being clogged so water can flow.

  • On the flip side — cheap gutter guards make things worse.

🔬 Zoom in: The basic black metal guard I find on many homes creates more problems than it solves.

  • Small debris like dirt, roof sand and seeds still gets in the gutter.
  • Clogging your gutter and attracting pests.

🥸 I’ve teased more than one homeowner with the line “Look, you have a chia pet in your gutter!”

🥊 The bottom line: Don’t waste your money on cheap gutter guards.

✅ For your Smart Homeowner list

  • If you have lots of trees, gutter guards can be a good investment.
  • If your gutters flow into a drainage system, guards are essential
  • Plan to spend $12-20 per linear foot for a good system.



🔦 Pro Spotlight

👉 Drew and his team at the The Brothers That Just Do Gutters will give you a professional assessment and prescribe the best solution.

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