One of the biggest benefits of installing gutter guards is the safety that they provide. Every year, many people are injured or killed from falling off of a ladder. If you have to get up on a ladder and clean out your gutters periodically, this increases the risk that you may fall. You cannot really put a price on your safety, so in that regard, gutter guards are definitely worth the cost to install them.
If you have ever had to clean out your gutters, you know exactly how long it can take. If they are really clogged, it could take several hours to get the job done right. Add up all the time you spend each year cleaning out your gutters. Now, imagine all the things you could have been doing with that time instead. Gutter protection saves you time and gets you back to work, play, or relaxation.