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Needing to clean your gutters several times a year can be a big hassle, from the time needed to the safety risks incurred when getting on a ladder. Neglecting gutter upkeep, however, can lead to even more problems later on. Obstructed gutters can overflow, can encourage mold and mildew growth, and can cause runoff damage to your home and your yard. An undisturbed gutter can be an appealing home for bees and birds, and a gutter full of debris may attract roaches.
Although it is possible to install some gutter guards yourself, you might have some anxiety about how much work it will take or how long the guards will last — in this case, finding a local Dent gutter guard installer will help you feel more comfortable.
To help everything go smoothly, we've put together the ultimate list of gutter service professionals in Dent who can help you to install gutter guards that work well and have a long life.
These are our top gutter guard companies in Dent based on reputation, services, and product quality
By investing money and time into adding gutter guards, you and your Dent home will reap the benefits for years to come. The clearest benefit is that having gutter guards installed on your home lessens the need to clean your gutters. While there is nothing that can eliminate the need for gutter cleaning, adding guards greatly lessens the amount of time you (or your local gutter service professionals) have to spend on a ladder.
Additionally, gutter guards can decrease the risk of gutters becoming blocked and overflowing, which will help prevent water damage and mold growth on your house and lawn. Gutters that are protected are also less prone to premature rust and corrosion, which can help you save on repair and replacement costs. Lastly, gutters with a cover are less likely to become home to birds' nests and beehives, and gutters without debris are less likely to attract insects like roaches.
There are typically six types of gutter guards: foam, brush, screen, mesh, micro-mesh, and surface tension. The first four can be installed on your own (although mesh and screen are usually more difficult and should generally be professionally installed), while micro-mesh and surface tension guards always require professional installation.
Every type of guard has its pros and cons — the best type for your Dent home will be based on a number of factors. It is in your best interest to get in touch with one or more of Dent's local gutter guard installers to find out which types of guards they install, and which are best for your house.
The cost of gutter installation in Dent depends first on some of the unique features of your property, such as the size of your house and how easy it is to access your gutters. The amount you'll pay will also be influenced by the variety of guard you choose, as the price per linear foot varies based on the material. Lastly, the final cost will change based on whether you are installing the guards yourself, hiring one of the local contractors around Dent, or hiring a full-service gutter guard installer that operates in Ohio. The more you pay, the more guidance the company will provide on the steps of the process such as measuring your gutters and selecting a guard material.
To more precisely estimate how much you will spend on gutter guards for your home, reach out to at least one of the gutter guard service providers from our list above and ask about getting a free inspection and estimate. You can also use our table below to estimate specific price ranges for the different types of gutter guard materials. Be mindful of the fact that these estimates are not a guarantee of prices in Dent, 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||$2,236 - $4,191|
|Foam||$1.92 - $3.52||$480-$880||$1,586 - $1,986|
|Screen||$0.38 - $1.38||$95-$345||$1,201 - $1,451|
|Mesh||$0.82 - $2.7||$205 - $687||$1,311 - $1,793|
|Micro-mesh||$1.69 - $2.32||$244 - $580||$1,350 - $1,686|
|Surface tension||$1.08 - $1.55||$270 - $387||$1,376 - $1,493|
While there may be certain home projects that you feel comfortable tackling on your own, it is always in your best interest to enlist professional guidance when installing gutter guards on your Dent home. When you hire a professional gutter services professional in Dent, they can help with deciding which kind of gutter guards are best for your specific property, and can aid with measuring to determine how many linear feet will be necessary. This makes sure you get the right materials and avoid over- or under-purchasing. Your gutter services professional will also use their expertise to install your gutter guards safely and efficiently, saving you time and stress. Should you opt for certain styles of gutter guards, such as screen, mesh, micro-mesh, or surface tension, then hiring a professional to do the installation is required or highly recommended.
One particular company that we highly recommend to handle the installation is LeafFilter. Their patented three-piece 275-micron micromesh screen system comes with a free estimate, a complete installation, and a lifetime transferable warranty.
Gutter guards will save you time and money spent on gutter cleaning and repairs, prolong your gutter system's lifespan, and improve your home's appearance. They can help stop your gutter system from turning into a home for pests such as birds and insects and they reduce the risk of mold or mildew growth. They can also add value when it comes time to sell your house. Overall, gutter guards are a great investment for your home.
If you would like to verify the reputation of a gutter guard installation company, one place to start is by looking at online reviews, including on the BBB website. When you speak to one of Dent's gutter guard installation companies directly, they should be able to provide a written estimate and a written explanation of their warranties. The company that you choose should have insurance, in case of an injury on your property, and they should be able to articulate how their work will or will not affect the warranty on your roof.
Different gutter guards cost different amounts per linear foot. Take a look at our table above to estimate the cost of gutter guards based on the size of your gutter system and the material you select. You may also need to account for labor costs if you purchase certain styles of guard.
There are certain companies that handle the installation of both gutters and gutter guards. The easiest way to find out which companies offer this service and get an estimate is by reaching out to them directly. (You should also look and see if they appear on our list of best gutter service companies around Dent.) We suggest contacting a couple of the companies on our above list to ask about what services they offer and compare prices if you're looking for this sort of gutter overhaul.
Many full-service gutter guard installation companies offer lifetime warranties, which are beneficial in both the long and short term. The warranty will protect you if the guards fail, and it adds value to your property due to its transferability, a boon when trying to sell your house.