Is LeafFilter Really Worth the Cost?

Marwa Hasan
Written by Marwa Hasan
Updated April 27, 2022
The LeafFilter product shot during a summer day
Photo: Courtesy of Leaf Home Solutions

Because let’s face it, cleaning clogged gutters probably isn’t your thing

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If you’ve ever cleaned your gutters, you know that removing every bit of wet leaves and debris is a messy task. But clogged gutters can cause serious problems—including basement flooding and foundation issues—so it’s important to keep your gutters clear.

Gutter guard products like LeafFilter help keep debris out of your gutter. While you’ll still need to clean gutters with gutter guards, it will cut your cleaning time down dramatically. But is LeafFilter the best gutter guard for you?

What Is LeafFilter and How Does It Work?

LeafFilter Gutter Protection is an award-winning gutter guard system that keeps your gutters clear from debris, leaves, and insects by filtering water.

Here’s how it works—when water flows over the LeafFilter micromesh, it draws the liquid through it and into the gutter. It’s installed with a built-in pitch that sheds debris while accepting water. This reduces the tedious task of gutter cleaning, giving you more free time and some peace of mind (and who couldn’t use more of that?).

Pros and Cons of LeafFilter

Like anything, LeafFilter has advantages and disadvantages. Here are some factors to consider.

Pros of LeafFilter

  • Made of a good quality mesh that doesn't warp or rust

  • Keeps out all types of debris from your gutter, decreasing gutter cleaning

  • Estimates are free

  • Installed directly onto existing gutters. (If you need to repair your gutter before installing LeafFilter, call a gutter repair professional near you)

  • Fast installations—can be done in less than a day

  • Buyers can opt for financed payments

  • Comes with a lifetime warranty

  • The gutter guard has a built-in pitch

Cons of LeafFilter

  • Can be pricey, depending on the size of your home

  • Not a DIY gutter guard, so you need a LeafFilter professional to install it

  • Requires splash guards in the corners to prevent, well, splashes

How Much Does LeafFilter Cost?

The LeafFilter product shot during spring
Photo: Courtesy of Leaf Home Solutions

The average gutter guard cost can vary depending on the design, the size of your gutter, and your location. 

During your free gutter inspection and estimate, LeafFilter will verify the type and size of your gutters, measure and inspect your gutters, and determine high debris areas to see if you need a partial or full install. Check LeafFilter’s website to get an estimate based on where you live. You can also get a free-in person estimation of your gutter needs, which will provide you with a personalized quote.

Is LeafFilter Worth the Money?

It depends on your specific circumstances, but in general, yes, LeafFilter is worth it. The system does a great job of preventing debris from accumulating inside of the gutter, but it can also keep a lot of water out of the gutters as well, causing splashing. Consult with a local gutter guard professional to talk through your needs.

To get the best ROI, LeafFilter is a good option in areas with dense tree coverage or for a house that requires two to three gutter cleanings per year. However, if you only clean your gutter once a year, it might not be the best investment for you.

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