Updated June 17, 2022

Best Gutter Guards in Chicago, IL (Jul 2022 Reviews)

Looking to add gutter guards to your home? Read on to find our list of the top gutter guard installers in and around Chicago.

by House Method Local Advisors


Cleaning gutters is a time-consuming — and sometimes dangerous — task, and one that likely does not make anyone's list of favorite chores. However, neglected gutters can cause many problems. A debris-filled gutter can attract roaches, and gutters full of water can cause the growth of mold and mildew. Gutters that are left undisturbed can become host to beehives and birds' nests, and clogged ones can overflow, causing water damage to your home and yard.

If you have some concerns about the cost of gutter guards, there are several local Chicago gutter guard installers who can assist you in finding just the right ones that can fit into your budget.

Browse our list of the top rain gutter service professionals around Chicago to discover the best company for your job.

Our top gutter guard companies

These are our top gutter guard companies in Chicago 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

Our top picks for local gutter guard installers in Chicago


Imperial Gutter Services

★★★★★
5
LOCAL ADDRESS: 707 Colomba Ct Ste 110
Saint Charles, IL 60174-3424
PHONE: (331) 888-2349
WEBSITE: View Page
Company highlights
Good customer service
Price transparency
Services
Gutter Covers
Gutter Cleaning
Gutter Installation
Gutter Replacement
Gutter Repairs
Aluminum Gutters
Guard Installation
Copper Gutters
General Gutter Services
Gutter Guards
Commercial Services

Chicago Gutter Glove

★★★★★
3.4
LOCAL ADDRESS: 2720 Dundee Rd Ste 119
Northbrook, IL 60062-2609
PHONE: (847) 791-8833
WEBSITE: View Page
Company highlights
Good customer service
Price transparency
Services
Gutter Covers
General Gutter Services
Gutter Guards
Gutter Installation

LeafFilter Gutter Protection

★★★★★
4.8
LOCAL ADDRESS: 2312 Oak Leaf St Unit A
Joliet, IL 60436-1056
PHONE: (800) 749-4566
WEBSITE: View Page
Company highlights
Good customer service
Award-winning
Price transparency
Diligent in educating customers
Services
Gutter Covers
Gutter Cleaning
Gutter Installation
General Gutter Services
Gutter Guards

K & M Seamless Gutters

★★★★★
4.2
LOCAL ADDRESS: 2755 Church Rd
Aurora, IL 60502-9745
PHONE: (630) 851-3434
WEBSITE: View Page
Company highlights
Good customer service
Price transparency
Services
Gutter Covers
Gutter Cleaning
Gutter Installation
Aluminum Gutters
Guard Installation
General Gutter Services
Gutter Guards

Raindrop Gutter Guard Systems

★★★★★
3.4
LOCAL ADDRESS: 209 Cleveland St Ste A
Cary, IL 60013-2978
PHONE: (800) 816-0199
WEBSITE: View Page
Company highlights
Gutter protection
Price transparency
Diligent in educating customers
Services
Gutter Cleaning
Gutter Replacement
Gutter Repairs
General Gutter Services
Gutter Guards
Commercial Services

Valpo Seamless

★★★★★
3.1
LOCAL ADDRESS: 4405 N Calumet Ave
Valparaiso, IN 46383-1698
PHONE: (219) 464-2550
WEBSITE: View Page
Services
Residential Gutter Services
Gutter Repairs
Aluminum Gutters
General Gutter Services
Gutter Guards
Commercial Services

How to choose the best gutter guards in Chicago


The benefits of gutter guards

When you install gutter guards on your Chicago home, you increase its value and secure many short- and long-term benefits. Decreasing the time you spend cleaning your home's gutters is the main reason many purchase gutter guards. Gutter guards — or any other device — won't eliminate the need for occasional gutter cleaning, but they will significantly reduce the time you spend on this chore, or the money you spend on employing a gutter services professional.

Additionally, gutter guards can help keep pests away. Gutters that are well protected avoid becoming host to bees and birds, and preventing buildup of debris also helps keep away roaches and other pests that are attracted to gutter waste. Guards also reduce the risk of water damage and mold growth and mitigate the chance of your gutters corroding or rusting prematurely, saving you money in the long run on repair and replacement.

Different types of gutter guards

There are six standard types of gutter guards: foam, brush, mesh, screen, micro-mesh, and surface tension. The first four can be installed on your own (although mesh and screen are usually more difficult and should usually be professionally installed), while micro-mesh and surface tension guards always need to be installed by a professional.

There are upsides and downsides to every type of guard, and the variety you choose for your Chicago home will be a product of several factors. Consider getting in touch with a local Chicago gutter guard installer to learn more about different types and figure out which is best for your house.

How expensive are gutter guards?

Gutter guard cost

Gutter guard installation in Illinois can cover a very wide price range that is dependent on several details. First is whether you are installing everything yourself, working with a local Chicago contractor, or going with one of the full-service installation companies in Illinois. A full-service company will be more expensive but will provide more assistance with tasks such as measuring your gutters and choosing a material. The choice of material and specific details of your house (such as the size of and accessibility of the gutter system) will also influence the final price.

Getting in touch with one or more companies from our list of top gutter service professionals and inquiring about a free inspection and estimate is the fastest way to get a basic idea of how much your gutter guard installation is going to cost. You can also take a look at our table below to estimate specific price ranges for the different kinds of gutter guard materials. Be mindful of the fact that these estimates are not a guarantee of prices in Chicago, and do not take into account labor costs.

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 $2,328 - $4,283
Foam $1.92 - $3.52 $480-$880 $1,678 - $2,078
Screen $0.38 - $1.38 $95-$345 $1,293 - $1,543
Mesh $0.82 - $2.7 $205 - $687 $1,403 - $1,885
Micro-mesh $1.69 - $2.32 $244 - $580 $1,442 - $1,778
Surface tension $1.08 - $1.55 $270 - $387 $1,468 - $1,585

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

You may feel comfortable taking on many household projects on your own — you may even have installed your Chicago home's gutter system on your own — but gutter guard installation is something that should be handled by the professionals. If you are looking to install screen, mesh, surface tension, or micro-mesh gutter guards, then hiring professional help for the installation will be highly recommended or even required. A Chicago gutter services technician can also help take measurements of your gutter system to save you from the headache of over- or under-purchasing materials. If you have not decided what style of gutter guards are the best fit for your home, a professional can point you in the right direction based on the unique features of your property. Finally, a gutter guard installation company works to install the guards quickly and safely, saving you time and hassle.

If you want to work with a company that provides a free estimate and a full installation, then you want a company like LeafFilter. LeafFilter's patented three-piece 275-micro micromesh screen system also has a lifetime transferable warranty.

Frequently asked questions for gutter services


Is it worth spending money on gutter guards for my home?

Gutter guards can help you save time and money that you'd normally invest in gutter cleaning and repairs, prolong the life of your gutters, and improve your home's appearance. Guards can help stop your gutters from turning into a home for pests such as insects and birds and lower the risk of mildew or mold growth. They can also add value when it comes time to sell your house. Overall, gutter guards are a smart investment.


How do I know I am picking a trustworthy Chicago gutter guard company?

Internet reviews, including those posted on the BBB site, are a good place to begin when it comes to verifying the reputation of a gutter guard installer in Chicago. The gutter services company that you ultimately choose should be able to clearly state how installation does or does not affect your roof warranty, and following an inspection they should provide an estimate in writing. The company should also have on hand written information about their warranties and provide proof of insurance, in case of the unlikely event that someone sustains an injury while on your property.


What style of gutter guard is the least expensive? Which are the most expensive?

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

Are there gutter service technicians around the Chicago area who will install and clean gutter guards?

Frequently, gutter guard companies will provide gutter cleaning for an extra fee. To know if a company offers both services, you can look for them on our list of the best gutter service companies around the Chicago area, and reach out to them yourself to find out what extra services they offer.

If I install gutter guards on my house in Chicago, how frequently will my gutters still need to be cleaned?

While the need for gutter cleaning cannot be totally eliminated, gutter guards can significantly cut down on the frequency with which you have to perform this chore. Uncovered gutters need between two and six cleanings yearly, depending on the tree coverage around your home, but if you invest in the right kind of gutter guards, you can reduce that to once a year or less.

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