Best Gutter Guards in Palo Alto, CA

Like the idea of adding gutter guards to your house, but don't know where to start? Browse our list of the top-rated gutter guard installers around Palo Alto to find the right one for your job.

by House Method Local Advisors - Updated August 10, 2022

The time and risks taken during the chore of gutter cleaning make the task unappealing for many homeowners. However, if you fail to clean your gutters regularly, you may find yourself facing all manner of problems. Blocked gutters can cause mold, mildew, and water damage to your home and yard. Additionally, gutters full of debris might attract pests like cockroaches — not to mention the fact that an unattended gutter system can soon become home to beehives or birds' nests.

While there are some gutter guards that can be installed yourself, going with a gutter guard installer from Palo Alto will ensure that the job is completed correctly the first time.

To help everything go smoothly, we've put together the ultimate list of local gutter service companies around Palo Alto who can help you install gutter guards that work well and last a long time.

Our top gutter guard companies

These are our top gutter guard companies in Palo Alto based on reputation, services, and product quality


Best Overall
  • Professional installation
  • Number one gutter guard company
  • Quick installation
★★★★★
4.85

Best Design
  • It has a lifetime transferable warranty
  • Can be used with metal roofs
  • Micro-mesh material for superior filtration
★★★★★
4.75

Best Customer Service
  • Has impressive BBB ratings
  • Strengthens the gutters on the home
★★★★★
3.85

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Our top picks for local gutter guard installers in Palo Alto


Leaffilter North, LLC

★★★★★
4.8
LOCAL ADDRESS: 1590 Oakland Rd #B107
San Jose, CA 95131-2444
PHONE: (800) 749-4566
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Good customer service
Price transparency
Diligent in educating customers
Award-winning
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Gutter Cleaning
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Gutter Guards
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Gorilla Gutters Inc

★★★★★
4.2
LOCAL ADDRESS: PO Box 7134
Berkeley, CA 94707
PHONE: (510) 524-1111
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Company highlights
Good customer service
Price transparency
Diligent in educating customers
Respects your time
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Gutter Repairs
Commercial Services
Gutter Cleaning
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Gutter Guards
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Sunshine Gutters

★★★★★
2.9
LOCAL ADDRESS: 1466 7th St
Berkeley, CA 94710-1432
PHONE: (510) 525-0880
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Good customer service
Price transparency
Diligent in educating customers
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General Gutter Services
Gutter Repairs
Gutter Cleaning
Gutter Installation
Guard Installation
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Best Overall
  • Professional installation
  • Number one gutter guard company
  • Quick installation
★★★★★
4.85

Best Design
  • It has a lifetime transferable warranty
  • Can be used with metal roofs
  • Micro-mesh material for superior filtration
★★★★★
4.75

Best Customer Service
  • Has impressive BBB ratings
  • Strengthens the gutters on the home
★★★★★
3.85

How to choose the best gutter guards in Palo Alto


The benefits of gutter guards

Having gutter guards installed on your house in Palo Alto offers both long- and short-term benefits. The biggest benefit is that putting gutter guards on your home cuts down on the need to clean your gutters. Although no device can eliminate the need to clean your gutters, adding gutter guards greatly cuts down on the amount of time that you (or your local gutter service technicians) will have to spend on a ladder.

Some other benefits of gutter guards include keeping pests away — including bees and birds that nest in gutters, and roaches and other insects that are attracted to gutter debris — and reducing the chance of water damage to your home and property. Unclogged, free-flowing gutters are also at less of a risk of rusting or corroding prematurely, which in the long run will save you money on repair and replacement.

Different types of gutter guards

Overall, gutter guards can be divided into six types, and organized based on how easy it is to install them yourself. Brush and foam guards are the easiest to DIY, while mesh and screen guards are in the middle and typically should be installed by professionals. Surface tension and micro-mesh guards require professional installation.

Different varieties of gutter guards have different pros and cons. The one that is best for your home in Palo Alto will depend on what your needs are. The fastest way to come to a decision is to get in touch with one or more of Palo Alto's local gutter guard professionals to find out which types of guards they carry and determine which one is the best fit for your needs.

How expensive are gutter guards?

Gutter guard cost

The amount you will spend on gutter installation in Palo Alto will, first and foremost, be influenced by some of the specifics of your property — things like the size of your home and how easy it is to access your gutters. The final price will also be a product of the kind of gutter guard you go with, as the price per linear foot varies based on the material. Finally, the final cost will depend on whether you are installing the guards yourself, hiring one of Palo Alto's local contractors, or hiring one of the full-service gutter guard installers that operates in California. The more you pay, the more guidance the company will provide on the steps of the process such as measuring your gutters and choosing a guard material.

To more precisely estimate how much it will cost to add gutter guards to your home, speak with one or two of the gutter guard service companies from our above list and request a free inspection and estimate. You can also take a look at our table below to find specific price ranges for different styles of gutter guard materials. Know that these estimates are not a guarantee of prices in Palo Alto, and they do not account for the cost of labor.

Cost by material

Gutter guard material Cost per foot of material Cost for typical home Total cost including labor
Brush $4.52 - $12.34 $1130-$3085 $2,818 - $4,772
Foam $1.92 - $3.52 $480-$880 $2,168 - $2,568
Screen $0.38 - $1.38 $95-$345 $1,782 - $2,032
Mesh $0.82 - $2.7 $205 - $687 $1,892 - $2,374
Micro-mesh $1.69 - $2.32 $244 - $580 $1,932 - $2,268
Surface tension $1.08 - $1.55 $270 - $387 $1,958 - $2,074

Should you install your Palo Alto gutter guards alone or hire a company?

While there can be certain home projects that you feel comfortable handling yourself, it is always a smart idea to seek out professional guidance when installing gutter guards on your Palo Alto home. If you know that you are going to select a specific style of gutter guard — including mesh, screen, surface tension, or micro-mesh guards — hiring a professional to install them may be required or highly recommended. If you are feeling indecisive, one of Palo Alto's local gutter service professionals can aid you in selecting the best gutter guard type for your house. Your local experts can assist with measuring your gutters, reducing your final cost by protecting you from over-purchasing materials. They can also install the guards safely and efficiently, saving you time and hassle.

If you are in need of a company that offers a free inspection and estimate as well as a full installation, no need to look beyond LeafFilter. The company's patented three-piece 275-micro micromesh screen system has a lifetime transferable warranty.

Frequently asked questions for gutter services


Are gutter guards worth the investment?

In general, gutter guards are a good investment for any household. They can help prolong the life of your gutters, save you money on cleaning and repairs, and improve the appearance of your home. They lessen the chances of mold and mildew growth and prevent your gutters from becoming home to pests such as insects and birds. Additionally, when it is time to move somewhere new, gutter guards can add value to your property when you put it on the market.

How can I feel confident that I am hiring the best gutter guard company in Palo Alto?

If you would like to verify the reputation of a gutter guard installation company, one place to start is by looking at online reviews, including on the BBB website. When it comes time to connect with a Palo Alto gutter guard installation company, they should be able to provide, after an inspection, a written estimate and a written explanation of their warranties. A reputable company should have insurance, in case a worker sustains an injury on your property, and they should be able to articulate how their processes will affect your roof warranty, if at all.

What, on average, is the cost of gutter guards per linear foot?

Different gutter guard types will cost different amounts per linear foot. Refer back to our table above to estimate the amount you will pay for gutter guards based on the material you choose and the size of your gutter system. You will also need to account for the cost of labor with certain styles of guard.

I am looking to install a new gutter system and add gutter guards. Are there companies in Palo Alto that can do both jobs?

There are companies that can install both your gutters and your gutter guards. The best way to find out which companies offer this service and get an estimate is by contacting them directly. (You can also check if they made it onto our list of Palo Alto's best gutter service companies.) It is a smart idea to contact at least two of the companies on our above list to ask about services and compare prices if you need this kind of gutter overhaul.

If I install gutter guards on the gutters on my Palo Alto home, how often will I still need to clean my gutters?

While no device can totally eliminate the need to clean your gutters, gutter guards can noticeably cut down on the frequency with which you need to break out the ladder. Uncovered gutters need a good cleaning two to six times yearly, depending on how much tree coverage your yard has, but if you get the right kind of gutter guards, you can reduce that to once a year or less.

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