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The time invested and risks taken during the chore of gutter cleaning make it unappealing for many homeowners. However, neglected gutters can contribute to many problems. A gutter full of debris can attract roaches, and gutters full of water can lead to mildew and mold growth. Gutters that sit undisturbed can become host to birds' nests and beehives, and clogged ones can overflow, causing water damage to your yard and home.
If your house is in a place where it rains frequently — and West Chester certainly qualifies, as it sits in the 56.8% percentile in regards to average daily precipitation — then having well-protected gutters is increasingly important, as they need to do more work than gutters on your average home.
In order to assist you, we've put together a list of the premier gutter guard professionals in the West Chester area to help you select the right rain gutter services professional for your project.
These are our top gutter guard companies in West Chester based on reputation, services, and product quality
When you have gutter guards installed on your West Chester home, you add to its value and gain many short- and long-term benefits. Primarily, gutter guards reduce the amount of time spent on gutter cleaning. No device will eliminate the need for cleaning, but adding gutter guards lets you spend less time on this task, or less money on a gutter services company.
Other benefits of gutter guards include keeping pests away — including bees and birds that nest in gutters, as well as roaches and other insects that are attracted to gutter debris — and reducing the chance of water damage to your home and property. Unblocked, smooth-flowing gutters are also less likely to rust and corrode prematurely, which in the long run will save you money on repair and replacement.
There are six primary types of gutter guards. Brush and foam guards are easy to install on your own; mesh and screen guards can be installed yourself, but in most cases should be professionally installed; and surface tension and micro-mesh guards always require professional installation.
Different types of gutter guards have different benefits and drawbacks, and which one is best for your home in West Chester will be influenced by the specifics of your situation. The easiest way to decide is to communicate with one or more local West Chester gutter guard installation companies to ask them about which types of guards they offer and identify which one is best for your needs.
The cost of gutter guard installation in West Chester will change based on a number of factors, including the size of your home and how accessible your gutter system is. The type of gutter guards you select will also have an effect on the price, as the cost per linear foot of material varies. Another thing that will change the cost is whether you go the DIY route, use the services of a local West Chester contractor, or hire one of the full-service gutter companies in Ohio. Taking care of the job yourself is the cheapest option, while hiring a full-service company will be the most expensive but will also offer the most support when it comes to jobs like picking a material and measuring your gutters.
The best way to determine the total cost of your gutter project is to speak to one or more gutter guard service providers from our list to ask for a free inspection and estimate. You can also use our table below to explore specific price ranges for different styles of gutter guard materials. Know that these estimates are not a guarantee of prices in West Chester, 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||$2,275 - $4,230|
|Foam||$1.92 - $3.52||$480-$880||$1,625 - $2,025|
|Screen||$0.38 - $1.38||$95-$345||$1,240 - $1,490|
|Mesh||$0.82 - $2.7||$205 - $687||$1,350 - $1,832|
|Micro-mesh||$1.69 - $2.32||$244 - $580||$1,389 - $1,725|
|Surface tension||$1.08 - $1.55||$270 - $387||$1,415 - $1,532|
You might be used to handling many household projects yourself — you may have even installed your West Chester home's gutter system yourself — but gutter guard installation is a job that should be undertaken by the professionals. If you are looking to install screen, mesh, micro-mesh, or surface tension guards, then hiring a professional to do the installation will be strongly recommended or even required. A West Chester gutter services technician can also help take measurements of your gutter system to save you from the headache of over- or under-purchasing materials. If you are unsure about what style of guards are the best fit for your home, a professional can recommend a few types based on the specifics of your property. Last but not least, they work to install the guards quickly and safely, saving you time and stress.
One particular gutter services 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 complete installation, and a lifetime transferable warranty.
Overall, gutter guards are an excellent investment for any home. They can improve the appearance of your home, prolong the life of your gutter system, and save you money on cleaning and repairs. They reduce the chances of mold and mildew growth and prevent your gutters from becoming home to the likes of insects and birds. In addition, when it comes time to move somewhere new, gutter guards can add extra value to your property when you put it on the market.
Online reviews, including those posted on the BBB site, are a good place to start when you want to learn about the reputation of a gutter guard installation professional in West Chester. The gutter services company that you ultimately choose should be able to explain how installation does or does not affect your roof warranty, and after an inspection they should provide you with a written estimate. Your technician should also supply you with information about their warranties in writing and have proof of insurance, in case of the unlikely event that there is an injury while on your property.
Different gutter guard types have different costs per linear foot. Refer back to 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 select. You may also need to account for the cost of labor with certain guard types.
Some gutter guard companies will clean your gutters for an additional fee. To learn if a specific company offers this service, you can find them on our list of West Chester's best gutter service companies, and contact them yourself to learn about the additional services that they offer.
There are some gutter guard companies that provide removal of old gutter guards and installation of new ones as a package deal. It is a good idea to reach out to one or more of the companies on our list above to ask if they provide these kinds of services.
Many full-service gutter guard installation companies will offer a lifetime transferable warranty for their products. Not only does this protect you if your gutter guards fail, but the warranty is transferable to the next homeowner and as a result, will add value to your home when it comes time to sell it.