How much does LeafGuard cost?
$20 – $70 cost per linear foot installed
$3,000 – $10,500 average total cost (150 LF)
LeafGuard costs $20 to $70 per linear foot installed on average, or $3,000 to $10,500 total for 150 linear feet. LeafGuard gutters cost more than most gutter guards because LeafGuard is an all-in-one gutter and gutter protection system. The cost of LeafGuard gutters depends on the home size and job complexity.
The table below shows the average total cost for 150 linear feet of installed LeafGuard gutters.
|National Average Cost||$6,800|
|Average Range||$3,000 to $10,500|
The length of gutters on most homes is about 1/10 the home's square footage.
Clogged gutters can cause foundations to crack, basements or crawlspaces to flood, and ice dams to form, which can lead to dangerously slippery driveways and walkways.
LeafGuard gutters cost per foot
LeafGuard gutters cost $20 to $70 per linear foot on average with installation, but estimates go as low as $15 per linear foot to as high as $100+ per linear foot, depending on your location, home size, and the complexity of the installation.
LeafGuard does not provide pricing without an at-home estimate where they assess your existing gutter system, measure, and calculate an exact quote for your specific home and needs. They also do not sell their products for DIY installation.
What is LeafGuard, and how does it work?
LeafGuard is a seamless gutter system that replaces your existing gutters. The patented, one-piece, reverse-curve design allows rain to flow into the gutters while deflecting debris away from them. Professional installers use an on-site machine to custom cut and fit the LeafGuard gutter system to your home.
LeafGuard gutters are made with heavy-duty aluminum 20% thicker than standard gutters and the company states their downspouts are 30% larger than competitors.
LeafGuard comes with a lifetime clog-free guarantee and a ScratchGuard paint finish guaranteed not to crack, chip, peel, or rust.
LeafGuard gutters cost factors
Factors that affect the cost of a LeafGuard gutter system include:
Home size – Larger homes have longer gutter lengths, increasing material and labor costs.
Installing a LeafFilter gutter guard system on a two-story home or one with a complex structural design costs more due to the extra labor and safety measures required.
Tree trimming costs $50 to $125 per hour and may be needed if you have trees close to your home obstructing the installation.
Unexpected repairs – Fascia repair costs $5 to $12 per linear foot and may be needed to complete the installation. The LeafGuard gutter system attaches directly to the fascia board.
Old gutter removal – The LeafGuard system is designed to completely replace your old gutters. Removing and disposing of old gutters costs $3 to $4+ per linear foot.
Travel fees – A standard fuel charge is included in the estimate, but the charge may be higher if you live outside the installer's service area.
Season – You'll likely pay a premium to install a LeafGuard gutter system during the fall or spring due to the increased demand for gutter services during these times.
LeafGuard vs. LeafFilter
LeafFilter costs $18 to $45 per linear foot installed and can attach to a home's existing gutter system, unlike LeafGuard which replaces a home's existing gutters. These companies are among the most popular gutter guard brands, but also among the most expensive.
In comparison, gutter guards cost $1 to $5 per linear foot for the materials alone and most types are DIY-friendly.
|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.
Is LeafGuard worth it?
LeafGuard may be worth it if you have trouble reaching your gutters to safely clean them or if you have significant debris that causes the need for frequent gutter cleaning. The LeafFilter system is pricey but is guaranteed to keep gutters clog-free for the life of the home.
Will installing LeafGuard gutters void my roof warranty?
The LeafGuard gutter system attaches directly to the fascia board, not under the roof shingles, so LeafGuard installation should not affect your roof at all. Still, we strongly recommend reviewing the terms and conditions of your roof warranty first to be safe.
Do LeafGuard gutters work in heavy rain?
LeafGuard states their gutters can handle up to 32 inches of rain per hour. However, some customers report water running over the gutters during heavy rainfall. Ask your LeafGuard representative to give you a demonstration during the in-person estimate to confirm the system will perform as expected during heavy rain.
How long does it take to install a LeafGuard gutter system?
Most LeafGuard gutter systems take a day or less to install. Installation may take longer if you have a larger home, a multi-story home, or a home with unique structural design.
Ways to save on LeafGuard gutter installation
Follow these tips to help you save on LeafGuard gutter installation:
Inspect your home. Check the condition of your existing gutter system and fascia board. This can protect you from a contract that includes unnecessary repairs.
Negotiate. Don't accept the initial quote. Most customers report they were able to negotiate down to a lower price.
Take advantage of the slow season. Summer and winter are typically the slowest and best times to schedule gutter services.
Finance. Financing the installation will not reduce the cost, but it will stretch the payments out so that your upfront cost is more affordable. LeafGuard offers several financing options; be sure to know the terms and conditions to avoid surprises later.