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Nobody looks forward to gutter cleaning, a task which can be extremely time-consuming and sometimes dangerous. However, neglecting gutter care can result in many problems. Undisturbed gutters make appealing homes for bees and birds, and gutters full of debris can become food for roaches. Water stagnating in your gutters can lead to growth of mildew and mold, and blocked gutters might overflow, resulting in water damage to your home and lawn.
You may be concerned about taking on this type of home project by yourself. You might be anxious regarding installing your gutter guards correctly, and about them lasting long enough to be worth the price. This is where one of Berkeley's gutter professionals comes in.
To help you with completing the job quickly and effectively, we've put together a list of reliable gutter guard installation companies around the Berkeley area.
These are our top gutter guard companies in Berkeley based on reputation, services, and product quality
By investing the money and time into adding gutter guards, you and your Berkeley house will reap the benefits for years to come. First and foremost, gutter guards cut down on the amount of time you will have to spend on gutter cleaning. No device will eliminate the need for cleaning, but adding gutter guards helps you spend less time on this task (or less money on a gutter services professional).
In addition, gutter guards can lower the risk of gutters getting clogged and overflowing, which will help prevent water damage and mold growth on your house and lawn. Protected gutters are also less vulnerable to premature rust and corrosion, which can help you save on repair and replacement. Last but not least, gutters that are covered avoid becoming home to beehives and birds' nests, and gutters without debris are less likely to attract insects like roaches.
Generally, gutter guards can be split into six types, and organized based on how easy they are to install yourself. Foam and brush guards are the easiest to DIY, while mesh and screen guards are in the middle and should be installed professionally. Micro-mesh and surface tension guards require professional installation.
All gutter guard types have their upsides and downsides, and the best type for your house in Berkeley will be based on several factors. Speak with one of Berkeley's local gutter guard installers to find out about which types of guards they offer and what kind is best for your home.
The installation of gutter guards in Berkeley, California, can cover a wide price range. One of several factors that affects this price is whether you complete the project on your own, hire a local contractor in Berkeley, or go with one of the full-service gutter guard installation companies that are in business in California. The full-service company will likely be the most expensive, but usually offers the most support during tasks such as measuring your gutters and picking a type of guard. If you would rather pay someone else to install your guards, the labor costs you pay will be affected by property-specific factors like the size of your house and how easy it is to access your gutter system. Finally, the price of materials will depend on what type of gutter guard you select.
Getting in touch with one or more of the companies on our list of top gutter service professionals and asking about a free inspection and estimate is the easiest way to get a basic idea of how much your gutter guard installation might cost. You can also utilize our table below to explore specific price ranges for different types of gutter guard materials. Know that these estimates are not a guarantee of prices in Berkeley, and they do not account for labor costs.
|Gutter guard material||Cost per foot of material||Cost for typical home||Total cost including labor|
|Brush||$4.52 - $12.34||$1130-$3085||$2,642 - $4,597|
|Foam||$1.92 - $3.52||$480-$880||$1,992 - $2,392|
|Screen||$0.38 - $1.38||$95-$345||$1,607 - $1,857|
|Mesh||$0.82 - $2.7||$205 - $687||$1,717 - $2,199|
|Micro-mesh||$1.69 - $2.32||$244 - $580||$1,756 - $2,092|
|Surface tension||$1.08 - $1.55||$270 - $387||$1,782 - $1,899|
You may feel comfortable taking on many household projects yourself — you may have even installed the gutters on your Berkeley home yourself — but gutter guard installation is best done by the professionals. A Berkeley gutter services company can help make sure that your measuring is one hundred percent accurate and that no materials are wasted. They are the experts when it comes to installing gutter guards and know how to do so quickly and safely, and will save you time and stress. They can help recommend the best type of guard for your house based on your property's unique characteristics. For some styles of gutter guards, such as screen, mesh, surface tension, and micro-mesh, hiring a professional to do the installation is highly recommended or required.
If you are in need of a company that provides a free inspection and estimate as well as a full installation, no need to look beyond LeafFilter. Their patented three-piece 275-micro micromesh screen system has a lifetime transferable warranty.
Generally, gutter guards are a good investment for any household. They can help your house look nicer, prolong the life of your gutters, and cut down on how much you spend on cleaning and repairs. They lessen the risk of mold and mildew growth and prevent your gutters from becoming host to pests such as birds and insects. In addition, when it comes time to move to a new home, gutter guards can add extra value to your property when you put it on the market.
If you need to verify the reputation of a gutter guard installation professional, you can begin by looking at reviews online, including on the BBB website. When you communicate directly with one of Berkeley's gutter guard installation companies, they should be able to provide, following their inspection, a written estimate and a written explanation of their warranties. A reputable company should have insurance, in case of an injury on your property, and they should be able to explain how the work to be done will or will not affect the warranty on your roof.
Different gutter guard types cost different amounts per linear foot. Scroll up to view our table above to estimate the price of gutter guards based on the size of your gutter system and the material you pick. You may also have to account for the cost of labor with certain types of guard.
In many cases gutter guard installation companies also provide cleaning, for an extra fee. You can learn whether a company provides these services by communicating with them directly, or by checking if they appear on our list of top gutter service companies around Berkeley.
There are companies that will remove the old gutter guards from your house at the same time that they install new ones. Not every company offers this service, and the best way to ensure that your gutters are fully taken care of is to reach out to one or more of the companies on our list above to learn about which specific services they provide.