Understanding Do It Yourself Gutter Guards

Discover the benefits and practicalities of installing DIY gutter guards in your home. This extensive guide discusses how the right gutter guard can streamline water flow, prevent debris accumulation, and reduce the need for frequent gutter cleaning. It's tailored for homeowners looking for simple, yet effective ways to maintain their gutter systems, ensuring long-term protection and ease of use.

What Are the Benefits of DIY Gutter Guards?

DIY gutter guards offer homeowners a cost-effective and straightforward solution to protect their gutters from clogging and potential water damage. They are easy to install and maintain, providing a practical approach for those who prefer hands-on home improvements.

How Do I Choose the Right DIY Gutter Guard ?

Selecting the right DIY gutter guard depends on your gutter type, the kind of debris common in your area, and your comfort with installation. It's important to balance ease of installation with effectiveness in preventing clogs and promoting water flow.

Can DIY Gutter Guards Save Money?

Yes, DIY gutter guards can save money by reducing the need for professional installation and frequent gutter cleanings. By preventing clogs and potential water damage, they also help avoid costly repairs.

Are DIY Gutter Guards Difficult To Install?

Most DIY gutter guards are designed for easy installation, making them a suitable choice for homeowners with basic DIY skills. It's essential to follow the manufacturer's instructions for the best results.

  • All Year Round Gutter Protection, Always Clog-Free

    Don’t let its simple, bristly appearance fool you – the GutterBrush is an incredibly versatile device. Gutters are infiltrated by more than just leaves, and GutterBrush accounts for and defends against them all. Even in the winter, GutterBrush’s UV-resistant bristles will trap and radiate the sunlight, melting ice dams, icicles, and snow. Here’s the short list:

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Collection: Do It Yourself Gutter Guard

  • Gutter Brushes Do the Job!

    “After trying some other products, the Gutter Brush is the only one to date that really prevents the gushing of rainwater from heavy storms. All products require you to clean out your gutters periodically. However, the Gutter Brush makes it very easy. Just remove the brush and shake out the debris. They are easy to install and adjust to a required length. Need I say more? The brush is a great product for the price and the company stands behind their products! You’d have to be crazy not to try this as a solution for all your gutter related issues (i.e. - Clogging and Gushing).”

    - Bohill007, Verified Buyer

DIY Gutter Guard FAQ

Where to buy DIY gutter guards?

You can buy DIY gutter guards right here on GutterBrush! Find them on this page or find more variants in "Shop Products."

What is the average cost of DIY gutter guards?

Cost is based on your gutter size or brush guard diameter, and footage. The more footage, the lower the leaf guard cost per foot; with free USA shipping (not AK or HI).

With five sizes or diameters, go to Shop Now for GutterBrush for pricing. Example, our "housepack" for 5" gutters has 105 ft. (sku is 5in-105ft) and a retail price of $ 349.00 or $ 3.32 per ft. delivered. It's often self installed so your total leaf guard cost per foot would be $ 3.32 .

If contractor installed, they'l commonly provide and install it into your gutters for between $ 5.00 and $ 7.00 per ft.; far lower than contractor installed gutter guards usually priced from $ 20.00 to $ 35.00 per foot. GutterBrush goes on sale occasionally.

Can DIY gutter guards handle heavy rain?

Quality DIY gutter guards are designed to handle heavy rain, directing water flow efficiently while preventing debris from causing clogs. It's important to choose a guard that balances water acceptance with clog prevention.

How often should I check my DIY gutter guards?

It's advisable to inspect your DIY gutter guards at least twice a year, typically in the spring and fall, to ensure they are functioning correctly and free of debris.

Will gutter leaves and debris get caught in the bristles?

Sure gutter leaves and debris get stuck in the leaf guard bristles, but individual pieces of debris aren't the cause for gutter clogging and gutter overflow. The gutter leaves and debris cant clump together and flow to cause a clogged gutter or downspout, so the gutter continues to flow.

See actual GutterBrush after 2.5 years.

Should you leave gutter guards in the winter?

What's so special about GutterBrush?

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Should you leave gutter guards in the winter?

Yes, GutterBrush provides year round gutter protection and even decreases winter gutter ice in northern climates. Leave our brush rain gutter guards in all year! View ourgutter guards for winter page.

What's so special about GutterBrush?

Water follows the bristles so it combines abundant water acceptance with simple dop-in, slide-in gutter guard installationand a "crowned" raised bristle profile shape. Unique bristle design allows GutterBrush to be slid under the gutter brackets yet the bristles spring back up creating a "crowned" raised shape to hold gutter debris up higher than the gutter so the wind can blow it off. It's one of the best gutter leaf guards!

GutterBrush Guarantee

The GutterBrush guarantee is among the strongest in the industry. Materials are protected under a 10 year warranty, and if you’re unhappy with your purchase for any reason, you can return your GutterBrush within 365 days for a full refund.