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The time taken and risks assumed during the chore of gutter cleaning make it unappealing for many homeowners. However, if you fail to keep your gutters clean, you could find yourself facing all sorts of problems. Blocked gutters can cause mildew, mold, and water damage to your yard and home, and gutters full of debris may attract pests such as cockroaches — not to mention that an unattended gutter can quickly become home to birds' nests or beehives.
Although it is possible to install some types of gutter guards yourself, you might be concerned about how much work it will take or how long the guards will last — in this case, using a local South Ottawa gutter guard installer will be your best move.
To assist you in the process, we've compiled a list of the top gutter guard installers around South Ottawa to help you pick the right rain gutter services professional for your project.
These are our top gutter guard companies in South Ottawa based on reputation, services, and product quality
By investing the time and money into adding gutter guards, you and your South Ottawa home will reap the benefits in the years to come. First and foremost, gutter guards decrease how much time you will need to spend on cleaning your gutters. Nothing will eliminate the need for cleaning, but with gutter guards you will spend less time on this task, or less money hiring a gutter services company.
Additionally, gutter guards can help keep pests away. Gutters that are well protected can avoid becoming home to birds' nests and beehives, and preventing buildup of debris also helps discourage roaches and other pests that eat gutter waste. Guards also lessen 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 future on repair and replacement.
There are six common types of gutter guards: brush, foam, mesh, screen, micro-mesh, and surface tension. The first four can be installed by yourself (although screen and mesh tend to be more difficult and in most cases should be professionally installed), while surface tension and micro-mesh guards always require professional installation.
Each gutter guard type has its pros and cons, and the best type for your house in South Ottawa will be decided by several factors. Reach out to one of South Ottawa's local gutter guard installers to learn more about what types of guards they offer and what type is best for your specific needs.
The amount you will spend on gutter installation in South Ottawa depends first on some of the unique features of your property, for example the size of your home and the ease of accessing your gutter system. The amount you'll pay will also be influenced by the type of guard you go with, as the cost per linear foot varies based on materials. Last but not least, the total cost will change based on whether you are installing the guards yourself, hiring a local contractor from South Ottawa, or hiring 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 such as choosing a guard material and measuring your gutter system.
The easiest way to determine the total cost of your project is to reach out to one or two of the gutter guard service providers from our list above to request a free inspection and estimate. You can also use our table below to explore specific price ranges for the different styles of gutter guard materials. Know that these estimates are not a guarantee of prices in South Ottawa, and they do not take into account the cost of labor.
|Gutter guard material||Cost per foot of material||Cost for typical home||Total cost including labor|
|Brush||$4.52 - $12.34||$1130-$3085||$2,210 - $4,165|
|Foam||$1.92 - $3.52||$480-$880||$1,560 - $1,960|
|Screen||$0.38 - $1.38||$95-$345||$1,175 - $1,425|
|Mesh||$0.82 - $2.7||$205 - $687||$1,285 - $1,767|
|Micro-mesh||$1.69 - $2.32||$244 - $580||$1,324 - $1,660|
|Surface tension||$1.08 - $1.55||$270 - $387||$1,350 - $1,467|
Even if you are someone who is handy, installing gutter guards on the gutters of your South Ottawa home is a task that benefits from professional assistance. When you hire a professional South Ottawa gutter services professional, they will provide assistance when it is time for deciding which gutter guards are best for your house, and can help with measuring and determining how many linear feet are needed. This helps you get the correct amount and type of materials and avoid over- or under-purchasing. A gutter services professional will also save you time and hassle by using their expert knowledge to install your gutter guards safely and efficiently. Should you go with certain kinds of gutter guards, such as screen, mesh, micro-mesh, or surface tension, then installation by a professional is required or highly recommended.
One specific gutter guard company that we highly recommend to help you with installation is LeafFilter. LeafFilter's patented three-piece 275-micron micromesh screen system comes with a free estimate, a full-service installation, and a lifetime transferable warranty.
In general, gutter guards are a good investment for any home. They can cut down on how much you spend on cleaning and repairs, improve your property's overall appearance, and prolong the life of your gutter system. They reduce the risk of mold and mildew growth and keep your gutters from becoming a home for pests like insects and birds. In addition, when you are ready to move out of your current house, gutter guards can add to the value of your property.
If you would like to verify the reliability of a gutter guard installation company, you can begin by looking at online reviews, including via the BBB. When it comes time to connect with a South Ottawa gutter guard installation company, they should be able to provide a written estimate and written explanation of their warranties. The company that you pick should have insurance, in case a worker sustains an injury on your property, and they should be able to explain how the work to be done will affect your roof warranty, if at all.
The price of gutter guards per linear foot will vary based on the type of guards you choose. 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. Depending on the style of guard you choose, you may need to also factor in labor costs.
Frequently, gutter guard companies will provide gutter cleaning for an extra fee. To find out if a company provides gutter cleaning, you can look for them on our list of South Ottawa's best gutter service companies, and contact them directly to find out what extra services they offer.
No device can entirely eliminate the need to clean your gutters, but gutter guards reduce how often you will have to get out your ladder. A gutter system without guards needs a good cleaning between two and six times yearly, although the frequency depends on the tree coverage in your yard. When you invest in gutter guards, that number could shrink to once a year or less.