Gutters InstalledGutter guards are a very popular home improvement project for homeowners across the United States. They vary in size, shape, material, durability and specifications. Gutter guards are meant to protect your gutters and home from water damage. Gutter protection can prevent debris from clogging your gutters and certain models/brands  are maintenance free. You can install leaf guards on your own or a local gutter expert can professionally install them. So, what’s the best option for your home? 

Pros and Cons of DIY Gutter Guards

Installing gutter guards on your own is very accessible and affordable. Home improvement stores like Home Depot and Lowe’s carry gutter guards, usually around 3ft long at prices ranging from $2 to $80+ depending on the brand, amount and quality. Although this gutter project can seem easy and affordable, there are a few cons that should be considered before moving forward. Self-installed gutter guards are less likely to withstand severe weather conditions and can warp or crack overtime.

Installing your own gutter guards poses the threat of incorrect installation, further complicating your gutter system and leaving behind a debris clogging mess. In addition, there are many risks with self cleaning and installing your own gutter systems such as falling off the ladder, bacteria, pests, dizziness and electrical hazards. Lastly, you can install the system incorrectly making it ineffective.

Pros and Cons of Professional Gutter Guard Installation

Hiring a company or contractor to perform a gutter installation can be more expensive than doing it yourself, but you can expect the quality to follow suit. Usually gutter guards provided and installed by a professional business or contractor will be higher quality than ones you can buy from a home improvement store. For example, at All American Gutter Protection our gutter guards are made from a 100% aluminum body and a micro mesh screen that are manufactured in the U.S., so that you don’t have the worry of bending, warping or cracking. 

By hiring a professional, you also save time and energy while keeping yourself safe from risks. You can guarantee a hired individual knows what they’re doing and performed the job thoroughly. Lastly, professional installations usually come with some type of warranty for your gutter guards. Our leaf protection is backed by our lifetime performance guarantee to ensure that your guards last for the life of your home! 

There are many routes to take with gutter protection, but with a little research you can be confident to select the best option for your home. The team at All American Gutter Protection is happy to assist you to answer any questions or concerns about your gutter system and interest in gutter guards.