How much does LeafFilter cost?
$18 – $45 cost per linear foot installed
$2,700 – $6,800 average total cost (150 LF)
Average LeafFilter cost
LeafFilter costs $18 to $45 per linear foot or $2,700 to $6,800 total on average for the company's 3-piece gutter guard system, including materials and installation. The total cost depends on the home size, location, and the existing gutter system's condition. LeafFilter can also install new gutters if needed.
|Home size (square feet)||Average gutter length (linear feet)||Average installed cost|
|1,000||100||$1,800 – $4,500|
|1,250||125||$2,250 – $5,600|
|1,500||150||$2,700 – $6,800|
|2,000||200||$3,600 – $9,000|
|2,500||250||$4,500 – $11,300|
|3,000||300||$5,400 – $13,500|
An average home has 100 to 200 linear feet of gutters or about 1/10 of the home's square footage.
Clogged gutters can cause floods in basements or crawlspaces, cracks in foundations, and ice dams leading to dangerously slippery walkways and driveways.
LeafFilter cost per foot
LeafFilter gutter guard systems cost $18 to $45 per linear foot on average, but quotes range from as low as $12.50 per linear foot to as high as $83 per linear foot, depending on the location, accessibility, roof pitch, and whether the existing gutters need repair or replacement.
LeafFilter cost factors
Factors that influence the cost include:
Home size – The larger your home, the more gutters your home will have, which increases the material and labor costs.
Accessibility – Installing LeafFilter gutter guards on multi-story homes, homes with steep-pitched roofs, or homes with complex structural designs requires more labor, increasing the total cost.
Existing gutters – Costs increase if your existing gutters, downspouts, fascia, or soffits need repair or cleaning. LeafFilter can also replace the gutters if needed, for an additional cost.
Location – If you live outside the service area of the nearest LeafFilter location, you may pay extra for associated travel fees.
Time of year – Installing LeafFilter gutter guards during a busy season typically costs more due to the increased demand.
LeafFilter pros and cons
LeafFilter charges a premium for its patented gutter protection system. In comparison, the material for DIY micro-mesh gutter guards costs $1 to $5 per linear foot on average. Consider the following benefits and downsides of the LeafFilter system to help you make an informed decision.
LeafFilter vs. LeafGuard
LeafGuard costs $20 to $70 per linear foot installed and is an all-in-one seamless gutter system that replaces your home's existing gutters. In comparison, LeafFilter is a micro-mesh screen that attaches to your existing gutters.
|Average cost(per LF installed)||$20 – $70||$18 – $45|
|Type of system||Reverse-curve / all-in-one gutter & protector||Micro-mesh screen gutter attachment|
|Warranty||Lifetime, transferrable*||Lifetime, transferrable*|
*Warranty terms and conditions may vary.
How does LeafFilter work?
LeafFilter uses a patented 3-piece system that attaches to an existing gutter system and allows water to flow into the gutters while keeping them clog-free:
Micro-mesh screen – A 275-micron, surgical-grade stainless-steel micro-mesh filter keeps debris as fine as shingle grit out of the gutters and resists rust and corrosion.
uPVC frame – A durable uPVC frame with a built-in pitch is installed at an angle to prevent debris from accumulating.
Interior hangers –Reinforced internal structural hangers secure the entire gutter system to the fascia board.
Is LeafFilter worth it?
LeafFilter may be worth it for homes with gutters that clog frequently and need cleaning several times per year. LeafFilter's warranty is good for the life of the home and is also transferrable to a new homeowner.
How long does it take to install LeafFilter gutter guards?
LeafFilter gutter guards take a few hours to a full day to install, depending on the size and shape of the home. Installation may take longer if the installation includes new gutters in addition to the LeafFilter gutter guards.
How long do LeafFilter gutter guards last?
With proper professional installation, LeafFilter gutter guards should last the life of the home. The LeafFilter gutter protection system comes with a lifetime, transferrable warranty.
Can I buy LeafFilter and install it myself?
No, you cannot buy LeafFilter for DIY installation. The estimate you receive from the LeafFilter representative includes materials and professional installation. LeafFilter's lifetime warranty is only valid if the LeafFilter gutter protection system is professionally installed by the company.
Tips to save on LeafFilter installation
While the LeafFilter gutter protection system is one of the most expensive gutter guard options, the following tips can help you save on the installation. Consider these guidelines before calling a LeafFilter gutter guard installer for an estimate.
Clean & inspect – Clean your gutters and confirm what shape they are in before the in-person estimate. This step will help you avoid unnecessary extra charges.
Negotiate – Never accept the first quote. Customer and previous employee feedback indicates LeafFilter estimates always start extremely high and leave room for negotiation and several discounts.
Schedule off-season – You may see lower estimates in the summer and winter as gutter services are busiest during the fall and spring.
Finance – While financing will not reduce the bottom-line price, it will stretch the payments out over a period so that your upfront payment is not so high. LeafFilter offers 0% interest financing options; be sure to know the terms and pay in full by the deadline to avoid interest.