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.