Gutter guards are a great investment for your home, helping to not only reduce the number of times you need to climb that ladder and clean your system out but also helping to protect your property from water damage from clogged gutters.
They are a worthy investment for any homeowner, however, if you are looking to install a gutter guard system to your home then you might be wondering what it will cost you. There are many different options and styles of gutter guard that you can choose from, so whilst you might be tempted to choose the cheapest option that might not be the most cost-effective solution in the long run.
How much should gutter guard cost?
Brush gutter guards
It all depends on the style of gutter guard that you are after. One of the cheapest options is the brush gutter guard, which is effectively a long brush-style guard that slots directly into the system. Incredibly easy to install, they are a popular choice for DIY enthusiasts and because of their simple construction, they cost around $80 for ten metres.
If you are on a tighter budget, this is an attractive prospect but brush gutter guards are also prone to breaking, meaning you will be replacing them at a far faster rate than other options on the market. Not only that, but brush guards are not the most effective; meaning you will still be climbing that ladder to clean out the guttering system.
Foam gutter guards
Another cheap option for homeowners on a budget is the popular foam insert solution. Another very easy-to-install option, foam inserts simply slot into your gutter and act as a barrier against anything entering the gutter; although are prone to degrading over time and acting as a magnet for mould or as a base for plants to grow in.
Despite those negatives, they remain a popular option for Australians thanks to them costing around $90 for ten metres. However, like the brush guard options, homeowners will need to replace them every couple of years, meaning costs will continue to rise.
One of the fastest-growing trends in Australia is the option of installing vinyl guards. Made from durable and long-lasting plastic, the guards fit over the top of the gutter and prevent any debris from entering into the system; whilst still allowing water to flow freely through the perforated holes.
As one of the most expensive options on the market, retailing around $140 for ten metres, the vinyl guards will require replacing a lot less frequently and will be capable of lasting for many years. However, whilst they are effective at preventing leaves and debris from entering the system, it does create a flat surface that will require frequent cleaning to prevent water from building up and causing damage.
Mesh panel guards are another more permanent solution for properties in Australia and work similarly to vinyl panel guards. There are many different styles on the market, all made from various different quality metal and sized mesh; opting for one that has too big a hole will allow small debris in, whilst too small of a hole will lead to blockages.
Retailing around $100 for ten metres, mesh panel guards are able to last for a long time however some homeowners have found the metal used to be too flimsy for their needs – resulting in them requiring to be replaced after becoming broken.
Integrated mesh system gutter guard
Integrated mesh gutter guards are one of Australia’s most commonly used guards and are incredibly durable and long-lasting. There is a reason they are so popular, thanks to them being able to prevent debris from entering the guttering system whilst still letting water flow through freely and very effectively.
Costing around \$99 for ten metres, integrated mesh guards also help strengthen your gutter system and can last for many years.
These prices are for the materials only and the cost will dramatically increase if you employ someone else to install them for you.
DIY or Professional Installation
When it comes to installing gutter guards, there are many reputable and well-respected installers out there, but if you are on a budget, then the majority of guards are very simple to install and can help you to save big bucks.
At Aussie DIY Solutions, our integrated mesh guard has been designed to make it as easy to install at home. Made from highly durable and long-lasting aluminium, which ensures your guard will not rust or be affected by the elements, we can provide the guards at any length you need to ensure installation is as simple as possible.
If you want to protect your home or replace your existing guards today, let Aussie DIY Solutions save you money and ensure you have the best gutter guards on the market!
If you have any questions about our gutter guards, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We would be happy to answer any questions you might have.