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Cleaning gutters is a time-consuming and sometimes dangerous task, and it likely does not make anyone's list of favorite chores. However, neglecting gutter care can lead to many 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 obstructed gutters may overflow, causing water damage to your lawn and home.
If you live somewhere that can get a lot of rain — and Clear Creek absolutely qualifies, sitting at the 58.5% percentile when it comes to average daily precipitation — then having well-protected gutters becomes increasingly important, as they need to work harder than gutters on your average house.
Browse our list of the best rain gutter service professionals in and around the Clear Creek area to find the best one for your project.
These are our top gutter guard companies in Clear Creek based on reputation, services, and product quality
There are a myriad of benefits to having gutter guards installed on your house in Clear Creek. First, gutter guards cut down on the amount of time spent on gutter cleaning. 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 professional.
Additional benefits of gutter guards include reducing the chance of water damage to your home and property and keeping pests away — including bees and birds that nest in gutters, and roaches and other insects that feed on gutter debris. Unblocked, free-flowing gutters are also at less of a risk of rusting or corroding prematurely, saving you money on repair and replacement.
Gutter guards can be divided into six main types, with different levels of installation difficulty. Brush and foam guards are simpler to install yourself; mesh and screen guards take more work and should be professionally installed; and micro-mesh and surface tension guards require professional installation.
Each gutter guard type has its own benefits and drawbacks. The best type for your house in Clear Creek will be determined by multiple factors. It is in your best interest to reach out to one or more of Clear Creek's local gutter guard installers to find out what types of guards they offer, and which are best for your home.
The final price of installing gutter guards in Clear Creek will vary based on a number of factors, such as the size of your home and the ease of accessing your gutters. The type of gutter guards you choose will also affect 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, employ a local contractor from Clear Creek, or hire one of the full-service gutter companies in Ohio. Taking care of the job yourself is the cheapest option, while going with a full-service company will be the most expensive but will offer the most support when it comes to jobs such as measuring your gutters and selecting a material.
Speaking with one or more of the companies on our list of gutter service professionals and requesting a free inspection and estimate is the best way to get a rough idea of how much your gutter guard installation might cost. You can also see our table below to explore specific price ranges for the different styles of gutter guard materials. Be mindful of the fact that these estimates are not a guarantee of prices in Clear Creek, 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||$2,222 - $4,177|
|Foam||$1.92 - $3.52||$480-$880||$1,572 - $1,972|
|Screen||$0.38 - $1.38||$95-$345||$1,187 - $1,437|
|Mesh||$0.82 - $2.7||$205 - $687||$1,297 - $1,779|
|Micro-mesh||$1.69 - $2.32||$244 - $580||$1,336 - $1,672|
|Surface tension||$1.08 - $1.55||$270 - $387||$1,362 - $1,479|
Even if you are handy, adding gutter guards to the gutter system on your house in Clear Creek is a task that benefits from professional assistance. If you are planning to install mesh, screen, micro-mesh, or surface tension gutter guards, then hiring a professional to do the installation will be highly recommended or often required. A Clear Creek gutter services company can also help take measurements of your gutters to stop you from under- or over-purchasing materials. If you have not decided what kind of gutter guards are best for your home, they can recommend a few types based on your unique needs. Last but not least, they will work to install your guards safely and efficiently, saving you time and stress.
We recommend employing the services of a company like LeafFilter, whose patented three-piece 275-micron micromesh screen system comes with a free estimate and full installation. The LeafFilter system also comes with a lifetime transferable warranty.
Gutter guards can save you money and time spent on gutter cleaning and repairs, prolong the life of your gutters, and improve the look of your home. Guards can help to prevent your gutter from becoming home to pests such as birds and bugs and mitigate the risk of mildew or mold growth. They can also add value to your home if you decide to sell. Overall, gutter guards are a smart investment.
If you would like to verify the legitimacy of a gutter guard installation professional, you can start by looking at reviews online, including via the BBB. When you speak to a Clear Creek gutter guard installation company directly, they should be able to provide, following their inspection, a written estimate and a written explanation of their warranties. A trustworthy 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 affect your roof warranty, if at all.
Different gutter guard types will cost different amounts per linear foot. Scroll up to view our table above to estimate the cost of gutter guards based on the size of your gutter system and the material you pick. You might also have to account for the cost of labor with certain guard types.
It is often the case that gutter guard installation companies will also clean your gutters, for an added cost. You can learn whether a specific company offers this service by calling them, or by checking to see if they made our list of the top-rated gutter service companies around Clear Creek.
Some companies will remove the old gutter guards from your house in addition to installing new ones. Not every company offers this service, and the best way to make sure your gutters get the care they need is to communicate with one or more of the companies on our list above to find out about which specific services they offer.
A number of full-service gutter guard installation professionals offer lifetime warranties, which have both long- and short-term benefits. This warranty will provide protection if your guards fail, and because it can be transferred to the next homeowner, it adds value to your house when you're ready to sell it.