Most homeowners who have tried other gutter protection products first would love to have a Gutter Helmet system. The reputation that Gutter Helmet works extremely well is entirely accurate. The question becomes: Is a Gutter Helmet System worth it?
We think it's absolutely worth it. A Gutter Helmet system pays for itself and more over time.
Here's how you can save money down the road once your troughs are topped with a Gutter Helmet system.
Hiring a Gutter Cleaning Service Less Often
At about a dollar per linear foot minimum for an insured, professional cleaning service, you can easily spend over $400 per year to keep your gutters clean. And that's if you have a small ranch-style house. Longer runs of gutters on second and third stories can set you back much more. Over ten years, at $400 per year, you'll have spent $4,000. Homes with higher roofs and longer runs make that figure much higher.
No More Rusted Gutters
For the lifetime warranty, your gutters must be in good shape before installing Gutter Helmets. If new gutters are called for, you can rest assured that they will never clog and create rust-through holes again.
(Much) Longer Gutter Lifecycle
If your old gutters exhibit no problems, you can expect that they will now last indefinitely. Because the Gutter Helmet system prevents snow and hail accumulation from weighing them down and loosening them from the fascia boards that support them, they may never need replacement during your lifetime. Gutter replacement, on average, costs around $1,000, based on a small, single-story home.
No Repairs Due to Clogged Gutters
If you were to miss a gutter cleaning and they backed up during a storm, you could be looking at repairs to your roof. Plus, chronically plugged gutters can lead to serious foundation cracks and the undermining of driveways, patios and concrete stoops. HomeAdvisor.com posts national averages for such repairs accordingly:
Of course, if the clogged gutters persist, you're likely to face additional repairs to the roof along the length of the eaves and to the fascia and soffit boards. If water backs up enough, you could face drywall replacement inside the home as well.
No Emergency Room Bills
Perhaps the largest potential savings from a Gutter Helmet installation could come from avoiding emergency medical help, or even worse, should you become another ladder accident statistic.
Yes, Gutter Helmet systems require an upfront cost that can seem daunting; however, your back-end savings make the cost well worth it. What price can you put on peace of mind, anyway? Trust the happy Gutter Helmet owners when they say it was one of the best home improvement investments they ever made.
Are you considering the benefits of gutter protection? We offer free consultations and estimates. Click or call us today to get your gutters updated before fall!