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The time taken and risks assumed in the process of gutter cleaning make the job unappealing for many homeowners. However, failing to keep your gutters clean can result in a host of problems. Undisturbed gutters can over time become host to bees and birds, and debris left sitting in gutters can become food for roaches. Stagnant water sitting in your gutters can grow mildew and mold, and blocked gutters may overflow, causing water damage to your yard and home.
You may possibly have concerns regarding the price of gutter guards in Grayslake, but there are gutter guards to match every budget.
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These are our top gutter guard companies in Grayslake based on reputation, services, and product quality
Having gutter guards installed on your Grayslake home comes with both long- and short-term benefits. The biggest benefit is that putting gutter guards on your home reduces the need for gutter cleaning. While no device can eliminate the need to clean your gutters, adding guards greatly reduces the amount of time that you (or your local gutter service company) will need to spend on a ladder.
Some other benefits of gutter guards include less gutter overflow, which means less mold growth and water damage on your lawn and your house. Gutters without standing water are less likely to corrode or rust prematurely, which can in the long run save you money on repair and replacement services. Gutters that are covered avoid becoming home to birds' nests and beehives, and avoid the buildup of debris that attracts roaches and other pests.
Gutter guards can be separated into six standard types, with different levels of installation difficulty. Foam and brush guards are easy to install on your own; mesh and screen guards are more difficult and should be installed by a professional; and micro-mesh and surface tension guards require professional installation.
Every guard type has its own pros and cons, and the best type for your Grayslake home will be based on multiple factors. It is a good idea to speak with one or more of Grayslake's local gutter guard installation companies to discover which types of guards they install, and which are best for your job.
The cost of gutter installation in Grayslake depends first on some of the unique features of your property, such as the size of your home and the ease of accessing your gutters. The cost will also depend on the variety of gutter guard you go with, as the cost per linear foot varies based on materials. Finally, the final cost will differ if you are installing the guards on your own, employing one of the local contractors around Grayslake, or going with one of the full-service gutter guard installers operating in Illinois. The more you pay, the more guidance the company will provide on various steps of the process like measuring your gutter system and choosing a guard material.
The easiest way to get a rough idea of the cost of your project is to speak to one or two of the gutter guard service providers from our list above to ask about a free inspection and estimate. You can also take a look at our table below to explore specific price ranges for the different types of gutter guard materials. Keep in mind that these estimates are not a guarantee of prices in Grayslake, and 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||$2,398 - $4,353|
|Foam||$1.92 - $3.52||$480-$880||$1,748 - $2,148|
|Screen||$0.38 - $1.38||$95-$345||$1,363 - $1,613|
|Mesh||$0.82 - $2.7||$205 - $687||$1,473 - $1,955|
|Micro-mesh||$1.69 - $2.32||$244 - $580||$1,512 - $1,848|
|Surface tension||$1.08 - $1.55||$270 - $387||$1,538 - $1,655|
Gutter guard installation is a job that benefits from the expert guidance of a local Grayslake gutter services company, even if you're someone who is typically handy at home. If you know you want to install a specific style of gutter guard — including mesh, screen, surface tension, or micro-mesh guards — getting professional installation done may be required or highly recommended. If you are unsure, one of Grayslake's local gutter service professionals can help with choosing the optimal gutter guard type for your home. They can assist with measuring your gutters, keeping costs down by preventing over-purchasing of materials. They will also be able to install your gutter guards efficiently and safely, saving you time and headache.
We recommend choosing a company like LeafFilter, which has developed a patented three-piece 275-micron micromesh screen system that comes with a free inspection and estimate as well as a full installation. Their system also comes with a lifetime transferable warranty.
Gutter guards help you save money and time you would normally spend on gutter cleaning and repairs, help your gutters last longer, and make your home look nicer. They can help to prevent your gutters from turning into a home for pests such as birds and bugs and they reduce the risk of mildew or mold growth. They can also add value to your property if you decide to sell it. Overall, gutter guards are a smart home investment.
If you need to verify the reliability of a gutter guard installation professional, one place to start is by looking at reviews online, including on the BBB website. When you connect with one of Grayslake's gutter guard installation companies, they should be able to provide, following their inspection, a written estimate and information about their warranties. A reputable company should have insurance, in case of an injury on your property, and they should provide you information about how the work they need to do will or will not affect your roof warranty.
The gutter guard cost per linear foot will vary based on the style of guards that you choose. See our table above to estimate the amount you will pay for gutter guards based on the size of your gutter system and the material you pick. Depending on the style of guard you choose, you may also have to factor in labor costs.
There are many companies that install both gutters and gutter guards. The fastest way to determine which companies offer these services and get an approximate cost is by reaching out to them directly. (You can also check if they are on our list of best gutter service companies around Grayslake.) It is in your best interest to contact at least two of the companies on our list above to ask about what services they offer and compare prices if you need this type of gutter overhaul.
Some full-service gutter guard installers have a lifetime transferable warranty for their products. This not only protects you if your guards fail, but the warranty is able to be transferred to the next owner of your house and adds value to your home should you choose to sell it.