It’s summer! Chances are you’re firing up the grill and getting ready to enjoy the seasonal warmth. It’s the perfect time of year to recline and enjoy everything your home life has to offer.
Of course a big part of homeownership includes maintenance. And with the warmer months comes snow runoff and more rain. More rain and moisture mean more opportunities for your gutters to collect debris and clog up your gutter system. Now Instead of spending your weekend enjoying your yard with your family, you end up spending it cleaning out your gutters.
And who wants to do that? It’s a pain to get out your ladder, climb it, sweat in the heat, and sift through all that goodness-knows-what gutter muck. It’s no fun for you and it takes you away from those people that matter the most to you.
Gutter Guards: Don’t be fooled
There are a lot of companies now like LeafFilter, Gutterguard, and big box home stores that promise an end to the hassle of cleaning gutters. They boast big claims about “setting it and forgetting it” — but these are lies!
No matter what big promises they make, or sales pitches they promote you are going to need to clean your gutters.
It doesn’t matter what type of technology you’re using — a strainer, a filter, a mesh or cover — you will have debris in your gutter system. There is no escaping the small debris, large debris, leaves, twigs, pollen, bees and wasps that are in your gutter system. It doesn’t matter if you install gutter guards. You will have to maintain your gutters. Gutter guards can make gutter clean-up up to five times more expensive. You don’t need me to tell you that adds up quickly.
Gutter Guards Pricing: Let’s get down to brass tax.
The average gutter guards installation costs about $7.59 to $10 per linear foot of gutter guard. That doesn’t seem so bad until you consider the average home has over 200 feet of rain gutters. Meaning an installation can run you around $1500 to $2000.
And when it comes time to clean it you’ll be paying even more. It’s so expensive because now you’re not only paying for the gutter cleaning, but you’re also paying to clean the guards themselves. And that translates into more labor. When you’re doing hundreds of feet of gutter, the time commitment adds up. More labor means more time, which is ultimately going to end up costing you more money.
Are Gutter Guards Even Worth It?
One major complaint gutter guard customers have is that they are easily damaged. Something as simple as leaning a ladder against them can cause damage. So then you’ll be paying even more to make them work again.
Another issue is that gutters lined with debris can lead to structural damage and toxic black mold. Unregulated water can damage your lawn and ultimately erode the foundation of your home. They’re not only expensive, but they’re ineffective.
Ned Stevens: The Affordable Alternative to Gutter Guards
A traditional gutter cleaning won’t break the bank. You deserve the peace of mind in knowing your gutters are adding value to your home.
Stay under budget and off the ladder with a little help from the pros — for fast, friendly bonded & insured gutter cleaning professionals, Ned Stevens has you covered.
Call us today and get $25 off your first gutter cleaning!