No one looks forward to cleaning their gutters — but now, with the assistance of the best gutter guard installers around San Leandro, you can decrease the time you spend cleaning yours.by House Method Local Advisors -
Needing to clean your gutters multiple times a year can be a big headache, from the time taken to the safety risks incurred when getting up on a ladder. Neglecting gutter upkeep, however, can cause even greater problems later on. Blocked gutters can overflow, can encourage mildew and mold growth, and can cause runoff damage to your home and yard. An undisturbed gutter can be an appealing home for bees and birds, and a gutter full of debris might attract roaches.
While it is possible to install some types of gutter guards on your own, you might be concerned about how much work it will take or how long the guards will last — in this case, employing a local San Leandro gutter guard installer will be your best move.
Explore our curated list of the top rain gutter service professionals in San Leandro to discover the perfect company for your job.
These are our top gutter guard companies in San Leandro based on reputation, services, and product quality
Having gutter guards installed on your house in San Leandro comes with both long- and short-term benefits. First and foremost, gutter guards decrease the amount of time spent on cleaning your gutters. There is nothing that will eliminate the need to clean your gutters, but adding gutter guards helps you spend less time on this task (or less money hiring a gutter services professional).
In addition, gutter guards can help to keep pests away. Well-protected gutters avoid becoming home to beehives and birds' nests, and reducing debris buildup also helps keep away roaches and other pests that eat gutter waste. Guards also reduce the risk of mold growth and water damage and mitigate the chance of premature corrosion or rust on your gutters, which will save you money in the long run on repair and replacement.
Generally, gutter guards can be broken down into six types, and sorted based on how easy they are to DIY. Foam and brush guards are the easiest to install on your own, while mesh and screen guards are in the middle and should be installed professionally. Surface tension and micro-mesh guards require professional installation.
Every gutter guard type has its pros and cons, and the best type for your San Leandro home will be determined by several factors. It is in your best interest to get in touch with one or more of San Leandro's local gutter guard installers to learn about which types of guards they offer, and which are best for you.
The price of gutter guard installation in San Leandro will be based on several factors. First, the type of gutter guards you have selected — different materials have different rates per linear foot. Next you must decide whether you'll install the guards yourself, employ a local San Leandro contractor, or hire one of the full-service installers in California. A full-service company will provide more guidance when you are choosing a gutter guard type and measuring your house's gutter system. Lastly, there are the unique aspects of your job, including the size of your house and the accessibility of your gutter system.
To best estimate the price of gutter guards for your home, reach out to one or more of the gutter guard service providers from the above list and request a free inspection and estimate. You can also see our table below to find specific price ranges for the various styles of gutter guard materials. Keep in mind that these estimates are not a guarantee of prices in San Leandro, and they do not take into account 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||$2,587 - $4,542|
|Foam||$1.92 - $3.52||$480-$880||$1,937 - $2,337|
|Screen||$0.38 - $1.38||$95-$345||$1,552 - $1,802|
|Mesh||$0.82 - $2.7||$205 - $687||$1,662 - $2,144|
|Micro-mesh||$1.69 - $2.32||$244 - $580||$1,701 - $2,037|
|Surface tension||$1.08 - $1.55||$270 - $387||$1,727 - $1,844|
You might feel comfortable taking on many home projects yourself — you may even have installed your San Leandro home's gutter system yourself — but gutter guard installation is best handled by the professionals. If you are looking to install screen, mesh, surface tension, or micro-mesh gutter guards, then hiring a professional to complete the installation will be highly recommended or required. Your local San Leandro gutter services installer can also aid with measuring your gutters to ensure that you don't under- or over-purchase materials. If you are undecided about what kind of gutter guards are right for your house, a professional can make a recommendation based on the specifics of your property. Last but not least, they will work to install the guards quickly and safely, which will save you time and headache.
One particular company that we highly recommend to handle the installation is LeafFilter. LeafFilter's patented three-piece 275-micron micromesh screen system is supported by a free estimate, a full installation, and a lifetime transferable warranty.
Gutter guards help you save money and time that you'd normally invest in gutter cleaning and repairs, prolong your gutter system's lifespan, and improve your home's appearance. They are valuable even in a place like San Leandro, which gets less rain than many other areas. Guards can help to prevent your gutters from turning into a home for pests such as bugs and birds and reduce the risk of mildew or mold growth. They can also add value to your house if you decide to sell. Overall, gutter guards are an excellent home investment.
Online reviews, including those through the BBB, are an excellent place to begin when you're looking to verify the reputation of a San Leandro gutter guard installation professional. When you speak with the gutter services professional directly, they should be able to explain how the job may or may not affect your roof warranty, and after an inspection they should be able to provide a written estimate. Your technician should also be able to produce information about their warranty policy in writing and be able to provide proof of insurance, in case of the unlikely event that someone sustains an injury while on your property.
Different gutter guards have different costs per linear foot. Scroll up to view our table above to estimate the cost of gutter guards based on the material and the size of your gutter system. You will also have to account for labor costs with certain guard styles.
There are many companies that will install both your gutters and your gutter guards. The best way to determine if a company offers these services and get an estimate is by speaking with them directly. (You should also look and see if they appear on our list of best gutter service companies in San Leandro.) It is in your best interest to contact two or more of the companies on our list to ask about what services they offer and compare prices if this is the sort of gutter overhaul you need.
There are certain things that will influence what gutter guard type is best for your home. You will decide based on the average weather in your area of California, the type and amount of trees around your house, if you prefer that guards are or are not visible from the ground, and of course how much you are willing to spend. Your local gutter services company can help you with the process of choosing the best gutter guards for your home.