Estimating the Cost of Gutter Guards

The main purpose of gutter guards is to reduce the amount of leaves and debris from blocking gutters. There are many types on the market. Gutter guard is generally sold by the foot. Multiply the linear foot by the per foot cost to estimate your product cost.


Regional weather, landscape, foliage type and roof type are some of the conditions you will consider when choosing your gutter guard. For example, you wouldn't use the same type of gutter guard in Phoenix, Arizona as you would in Denver, Colorado. Follow manufacturer recommendations.

Screen or Mesh Gutter Guard

These come in wire, plastic and resin. They fit inside across the top and inside the back of the gutter, and are caulked into place.

Bottle Brush Gutter Guards

Round brushes are placed in the gutters to collect debris. Standard length is 12 feet, 30 feet, 60 feet and 120 feet by 5 inch and 6 inch widths.

Reverse Curve Gutter Guard System

The process is based on adhesion of water to the sides of the gutter guard. There is a 3/8 inch slit that the water goes through and the debris passes over.

Professional Installation

It is advisable to consult a professional before attempting to install gutter guards yourself. In most cases you will be given a free estimate. Then do your own estimate for self installation. You may find a few more dollars spent on the installation to be well worth the cost.