Gutter guards are important elements that protect your gutters from an accumulation of debris that would in turn block them and make them inefficient in doing their main job, which is to redirect water from the roof to the downspouts and the designated drainage areas on the ground. Using gutter guards will allow you to keep your facade clean from dirty water, and also prevent any leaks from the roof.
Because their job is quite important, many users have been asking for a review from one of the most famous magazines and non-profit organizations in the construction industry, so they can better choose the right type of gutter guard for their home.
Here are the best gutter guards by Consumer Reports.
The top picks for gutter guards by this magazine are GutterGlove and LeafFilter. These systems are the most durable ones, their surface is solid, and they can handle water quite well. In addition, they have a great ability to keep debris out, especially leaves.
Compared to other systems, they are not the most affordable ones, however they are priced correctly considering their quality.
Another very good option suggested by Consumer Reports is the Amerimax gutter. These are inexpensive gutter guards that you can also get at Home Depot. They work well in areas that have mild weather conditions and do not need to withstand heavy storms.
While many contractors and homeowners might disagree about this product being one of the best gutter guards of the moment, it is a good solution for people who want a quick fix that asks for a little budget. This is a great option if you are renting a house short term but still want to maintain a clean facade.
In terms of installation costs, Consumer Reports suggests that an average home has about 160 feet of gutter and it costs about $25 per foot. The average cost for an entire gutter guard installation can go up to $5000. This cost also includes a guarantee that the gutters will not get blocked for a certain amount of time and it might cover a maintenance check too.
For more information on how to install gutter guards and which one is the best for your home, contact us at RH Renovation NYC. Our team has years of experience in dealing with gutter and gutter guard installation, maintenance, and clean up. We can also fix any issues on your roof or other elements on it such as skylights, chimneys, and more.