Want to add gutter guards to your house? Read on to find our list of top-rated gutter guard installers around Wheeling.by House Method Local Advisors -
Needing to clean your gutters multiple times a year can be a big headache, from the time needed to the safety risks incurred when getting up on a ladder. However, failing to keep your gutters clean can result in a host of problems. Undisturbed gutters make appealing homes for bees and birds, and gutters full of debris can become food for roaches. Gutters full of stagnant water can encourage growth of mold and mildew, and blocked gutters may overflow, causing water damage to your lawn and home.
You may have some concerns regarding handling this sort of home project by yourself. Your concerns might be related to installing the guards correctly, and about them having enough longevity to be worth the price. This is where your local Wheeling professionals come in.
Find the best rain gutter services company to install the guards on your gutter system by exploring our carefully curated list of the top professionals around Wheeling.
These are our top gutter guard companies in Wheeling based on reputation, services, and product quality
There are several benefits to installing gutter guards on your Wheeling home. The most obvious benefit is that putting gutter guards on your home lessens the need to clean your gutters. Although no device can eliminate the need to clean your gutters, adding guards greatly lessens the amount of time that you (or your local gutter service technicians) will have to spend on a ladder.
In addition, gutter guards will lower the risk of gutters getting clogged and overflowing, preventing water damage and mold growth to your lawn and house. Protected gutters are also less likely to corrode and rust prematurely, helping you save on repair and replacement expenses. Finally, gutters with a cover are less likely to become home to birds' nests and beehives, and gutters that don't accumulate debris are less likely to attract insect pests such as roaches.
There are six primary types of gutter guards. Foam and brush guards are easy to install by yourself; screen and mesh guards can be installed by yourself, but in most cases should be installed by a professional; and micro-mesh and surface tension guards will always require professional installation.
All of the different kinds of gutter guards have different benefits and drawbacks, and which one is best for your home in Wheeling will be based on your specific situation. The easiest way to come to a decision is to speak with one or more of Wheeling's local gutter guard installers to ask them about which types of guards they offer and figure out which one best matches your needs.
The price of installing gutter guards in Wheeling varies based on multiple factors, such as the size of your house and the ease of accessing your gutter system. The style of gutter guards you pick will also have an effect on the price, as the cost per linear foot is decided by material type. Another thing that will help decide the cost is whether you do everything yourself, hire a local Wheeling contractor, or hire one of Illinois's full-service gutter companies. Doing everything on your own is the least expensive option. Hiring a full-service company will be the most expensive but also offer the most support with tasks such as measuring your gutters and picking a material.
The best way to determine the cost of your project is to reach out to at least one of the gutter guard service providers from our above list to ask for a free inspection and estimate. You can also use our table below to estimate specific price ranges for different types of gutter guard materials. Be mindful of the fact that these estimates are not a guarantee of prices in Wheeling, and they do not account for 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||$2,409 - $4,364|
|Foam||$1.92 - $3.52||$480-$880||$1,759 - $2,159|
|Screen||$0.38 - $1.38||$95-$345||$1,374 - $1,624|
|Mesh||$0.82 - $2.7||$205 - $687||$1,484 - $1,966|
|Micro-mesh||$1.69 - $2.32||$244 - $580||$1,523 - $1,859|
|Surface tension||$1.08 - $1.55||$270 - $387||$1,549 - $1,666|
You may be used to handling many projects on your own — you may even have installed the gutters on your Wheeling home on your own — but gutter guard installation is a task that is best when handled by the professionals. If you know you want to choose a specific style of gutter guard — including mesh, screen, micro-mesh, or surface tension guards — professional installation may be required or highly recommended. If you are uncertain, a local gutter service professional from Wheeling can help with selecting the optimal gutter guard type for your house. They can assist with measuring your gutter system, saving you money by stopping you from over-purchasing materials. They will also be able to install the guards safely and efficiently, saving you time and stress.
One specific gutter services company that we highly recommend to assist with installation is LeafFilter. The company's patented three-piece 275-micron micromesh screen system comes with a free estimate, a complete installation, and a lifetime transferable warranty.
Overall, gutter guards are a good investment for any home. They can help prolong your gutter system's lifespan, cut down on how much you spend on cleaning and repairs, and improve the appearance of your house. They lower the risk of mold and mildew growth and stop your gutters from becoming a home for birds and insects. In addition, when it is time to move somewhere new, gutter guards can add value to your property.
If you need to verify the reputation of a gutter guard installation company, you can start by looking at reviews online, including via the BBB. When it comes time to talk to a Wheeling gutter guard installation company, they should be able to provide a written estimate and a 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 provide you information about how the work to be done will or will not affect the warranty on your roof.
The price of gutter guards per linear foot will change based on the style of guards you decide on. 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 choose. Depending on the style of guard you choose, you may need to also factor in labor costs.
It is often the case that gutter guard installation companies will also clean your gutters, for an extra fee. You can learn whether a particular company provides this service by speaking with them directly, or by seeing if they made our list of the best gutter service companies in and around Wheeling.
No device can totally eliminate the need for gutter cleaning, but gutter guards can reduce how often you have to climb a ladder. An uncovered gutter system needs to be cleaned between two and six times yearly, depending on the tree coverage in your yard. When you invest in gutter guards, that number could shrink to once a year or less.