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3 Things That Cost More than Gutter Protection

By February 3, 2016October 17th, 2023No Comments

For homeowners on a budget, the temptation to save on home improvement is understandable. You negotiate with contractors, DIY what you can and Google what projects you can safely skip or postpone. There’s nothing wrong with that, but there is a fine line between stretching your home improvement dollar and spending smart. Such is the case when it comes to rain gutter covers in Greer SC. And the nearby areas.

To support this point, we’ve put together a short list of things that cost more than gutter protection—and which installing gutter covers can either prevent or delay. Our benchmark: Angie’s List puts a price tag of at least $1,500 for professional gutter guard installation. This estimate often includes gutter cleaning as well as gutter sealing and re-pitching as needed.

1. Mold remediation

According to HGTV, mold remediation can be done for as low as $500. But because many cases of mold infestation aren’t detected until the problem has reached a severe extent, the cost can easily climb into the thousands. Homeowners on Angie’s List report a general range of about $2,700 to $3,200.

2. Roof replacement

The average cost of roof replacement in the US is $12,000. Angie’s List gives ballpark figures of $5,000 for asphalt shingle roofs to $25,000 or more for premium roof types.

3. Fixing a flooded basement

Gutter issues won’t cause a substantial basement flood unless something also happens to be wrong with your sump pump and waterproofing. But this is one of those areas where costs build rapidly. US News Money says you can expect to pay $7,000 to $10,000 to clean, sanitize and decontaminate your basement after a small flood. For an even bigger flood, you may be looking at a bill for a whopping $25,000 to $50,000.

It’s easy to see that gutter protection can and does pay for itself many times over, and this isn’t even an comprehensive list. To make your investment really worth every penny, make sure you choose a gutter protection product with a known track record for performance as well as a solid warranty. Gutter Helmet checks both boxes.

To learn more about gutter protection and its benefits, contact Carolina Gutter Helmet & More. We’ve been installing rain gutter covers in Greer SC, and throughout the Upstate and Midlands of South Carolina for over 14 years. Explore our website to see our list of service offerings today.