The cost of installing gutters depends on many factors. The type of material you desire most significantly affects cost. Furthermore, you must also factor the square footage of your house and labor costs to the total. While you can install gutters on your own, we recommend that a professional perform the task. A mistake during installation could result in costly water damage to your home’s roof and foundation. Call Gotcha Covered Contracting today at (724) 581-8147 to go over your options.
Gutter installation can cost anywhere between $630-2,400, depending on the materials you choose and whether you decide on self-installation or a professional company. If you hire a service, it typically costs around $100 to remove the existing gutters. The labor cost for installation will depend on the square footage of your house.
Prices fluctuate depending on the materials you want to use for your gutters. You can install gutters in copper, galvanized steel, aluminum, vinyl, plastic, or wood. Copper gutters are popular for their aesthetic; but, these are the most expensive and cost $30-40 per piece. Steel can cost anywhere from $11-30. While steel gutters are also expensive, they are the most durable in extreme temperatures.
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Aluminum is usually a homeowner’s and contractor’s material of choice because it is inexpensive and more durable than most products. 5-6” aluminum pieces tend to cost $6-12. Wood, vinyl, and plastic are less durable products and the least expensive. Wood is $5-8, vinyl $4-8, and plastic only $3-11. These products will not hold up as well against extreme weather.
Prices also vary for downspouts depending on the material. Copper downspouts can cost anywhere from $40-100. Steel, aluminum, and vinyl downspouts tend to be much more affordable. They cost as much as a regular gutter piece.
When looking at prices for gutter installation, you should also consider the price of extra materials, such as the fascia, hangers, and connectors. The fascia is the scaffold that fits your gutter against the roof. Depending on your climate, you may opt for heat tape to prevent freezing in the winter. If you have a lot of debris build up in your gutters, you might consider gutter guards as well.
Ultimately, getting a quote from a professional is your best bet for getting the best price for gutter installation. Professional services range from $1050-2400 on average. These installations tend to last two to three days, but save you the hassle of gathering all the materials and trying to install them yourself.
An improperly pitched gutter can cause serious damage to your house. If you do decide to install your gutters on your own, you want to be careful that you have a proper angle for water flow. Mistakes during installation can result in costly repairs down the road. Leakage and overflowing can cause flooding, water damage, and ruin your landscaping. We recommend Gotcha Covered Contracting for quick, professional services you can trust. Call Gotcha Covered Contracting today at (724) 581-8147.