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Nobody likes cleaning their gutters, a chore which can take a lot of time and occasionally be dangerous. However, failing to keep your gutters clean can lead to all kinds of problems. Clogged gutters can lead to mildew, mold, and water damage to your yard and home, and gutters that are full of debris might attract pests such as cockroaches — not to mention the fact that an unattended gutter can become host to beehives or birds' nests.
If your home is someplace that can get a lot of rain — and Sterling certainly qualifies, sitting at the 65.4% percentile in regards to average daily precipitation — then keeping your gutters protected becomes all that much more important, due to the fact that they have to work harder than gutters on your typical home.
Find the right rain gutter services professional to install guards on your gutter system by using our carefully curated list of the best professionals around Sterling.
These are our top gutter guard companies in Sterling based on reputation, services, and product quality
By investing time and money into adding gutter guards now, you and your Sterling home will reap the benefits well into the future. Cutting down on the time you need to spend cleaning your gutters is the most important reason many people purchase gutter guards. Gutter guards — or any device — won't get rid of the need for occasional gutter cleaning, but they can significantly decrease the time you spend on this chore, or the amount you spend on employing 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 make nests in gutters, as well as roaches and other insects that are attracted to gutter debris. Unobstructed, free-flowing gutters are also at less risk for premature rust or corrosion, saving you money on repair and replacement.
There are six common types of gutter guards. Foam and brush guards are easy to install on your own; screen and mesh guards can be installed on your own, but in most cases should be installed by a professional; and surface tension and micro-mesh guards will always need professional installation.
Each gutter guard type has its upsides and downsides, and the right type for your Sterling home will be determined by several factors. It is a good idea to speak with one of Sterling's local gutter guard installation companies to learn more about what types of guards they carry and which kind is best for your home.
The total cost of gutter guard installation in Sterling fluctuates based on multiple factors, such as the size of your home and how accessible your gutters are. The kind of gutter guards you choose will also affect the price, as the cost per linear foot changes based on the type of materials. Another thing that will affect the cost is whether you do everything yourself, use the services of a local contractor in Sterling, or hire one of Virginia's full-service gutter companies. Doing it yourself is the least expensive option, while using a full-service company will be the most expensive but also offer the most support with tasks like selecting a material and measuring your gutters.
Talking to one or more companies from our list of top gutter service professionals and inquiring about a free inspection and estimate is the fastest way to get a basic idea of how much your gutter guard installation is going to cost. You can also see our table below to explore specific price ranges for different kinds of gutter guard materials. Note that these estimates are not a guarantee of prices in Sterling, and 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||$2,547 - $4,502|
|Foam||$1.92 - $3.52||$480-$880||$1,897 - $2,297|
|Screen||$0.38 - $1.38||$95-$345||$1,512 - $1,762|
|Mesh||$0.82 - $2.7||$205 - $687||$1,622 - $2,104|
|Micro-mesh||$1.69 - $2.32||$244 - $580||$1,661 - $1,997|
|Surface tension||$1.08 - $1.55||$270 - $387||$1,687 - $1,804|
You might be used to handling many home projects on your own — you may have even installed your Sterling home's gutter system on your own — but gutter guard installation is a job that should be undertaken by the professionals. If you know that you want to install a specific style of gutter guard — including mesh, screen, micro-mesh, or surface tension guards — installation by a professional may be required or highly recommended. If you are uncertain, one of Sterling's local gutter service companies can guide you in choosing the best gutter guard type for you. They can help you measure your gutter system, reducing your final cost by preventing over-purchasing of materials. They can also install the guards efficiently and safely, saving you time and stress.
If you want to work with a company that can offer you a free inspection and estimate as well as a full installation, no need to look beyond LeafFilter. LeafFilter's patented three-piece 275-micro micromesh screen system comes with a lifetime transferable warranty.
Gutter guards help you save time and money spent on gutter cleaning and repairs, prolong your gutter system's lifespan, and make your home look nicer. They can help keep your gutters from turning into a home for pests like birds and insects and they lower the risk of mold or mildew growth. They can also add value to your home if you decide to sell. Overall, gutter guards are a smart home investment.
If you would like to verify the legitimacy of a gutter guard installation professional, one place to start is by looking at online reviews, including on the BBB website. When it comes time to talk to one of Sterling's gutter guard installation companies, they should be able to provide, after an inspection, a written estimate and a copy of their warranties. The company that you select should have insurance, in case there is an injury on your property, and they should be able to articulate how their work will affect the warranty on your roof, if it will at all.
The price per linear foot for gutter guards will change based on the type of guards you select. Take a look at our table above to estimate the price of 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.
Some gutter guard companies will clean your gutters for an additional fee. To know if a specific company offers this service, you can locate them on our list of best gutter service companies in Sterling, and get in touch with them yourself to find out what additional services they offer.
No device can totally eliminate the need for gutter cleaning, but gutter guards reduce the frequency with which you need to get up on a ladder. Gutters without guards need a good cleaning between two and six times yearly — the exact number depends on your property's tree coverage. If you invest enough into gutter guards, that number could go down to once a year or less.