In this article, we’ll discuss your gutter options and how much it costs to install them. Just like with any home projects, it’s important to determine the cost of gutter installation before you jump in. Gutter installation ranges in prices depending on what type of gutters you use and the design of your home. Gutters are not one-size-fits-all, GUTT R DONE specializes in gutters in Lafayette,LA and cuts your seamless gutters on site for a guaranteed perfect fit every time!
A standard 2000 sq ft home (150-200 linear feet of roofline) homeowners can expect to pay from $1500-$3500. Aluminum seamless gutters typically cost between $9 and $25 per foot.
Factors that Affect Gutter Installation Cost
• Gutter Material
• Seamless or Sectional Gutters
• Gutter Size
• Gutter Style
• Home Size (Linear Feet)
• Home Story Levels (1, 2, or 3)
• Yard Design (Landscaping-Flowerbeds, Slopes)
• RoofLine Height & Slopes
• Roof Type (Metal vs Shingles)
• Fascia Angle or No Angle
Perhaps the biggest determinant of how much you can expect to pay for gutter installation is the choice of material. Broadly speaking, you have a choice between vinyl and metal gutters, and there are several common metals to choose from. Gutter prices are typically given in linear feet, and the average home has 150 to 200 linear feet of gutters.
Vinyl gutters made from PVC plastics are a common type of gutter and are budget friendly. However, they’re not durable, will have seams that may have leaks over time, and cannot handle the amount of rainfall water as metal gutters. Vinyl gutters may crack within the first few years of installation due to material and climate. These gutters typically cost between $2-$6 per foot.
Aluminum gutters are lightweight, resistant to rust, and easy to maneuver. Also, due to material, these gutters can be manufactured in long lengths, up to 100 feet per section. There are many color choices with aluminum gutters. Depending on the style and material thickness, prices can range between $9-$25 per foot. The gutters themselves last about 20 years.
Galvanized steel is stronger than aluminum, but it’s heavier and requires soldering. Galvanized steel gutters stand up well against high rainfall and last for 20 to 30 years, but they’re prone to rust. Price range between $8-$15 per foot.
Copper gutters are rare, but they last a long time-50 years or more, if properly maintained. The major downside to copper gutters is their price, as they’re one of the most expensive gutter materials available. In general, copper gutters cost between $18 and $30 per foot. Copper can develop a patina, or a thin film, if not polished regularly.
Sectional vs. Seamless Gutters
The traditional style of gutters is sectional: you buy them in pre-cut lengths of five, 10, or 15 feet, and you link the gutters to line the edge of your roof. The problem with this style is that the points of attachment between pieces become weak and can leak or corrode.
The alternative is a seamless gutter system. To create these gutters, a professional gutter company comes to your house with a piece of machinery that folds metal sheets on the spot to create a seamless gutter that matches your home’s dimensions.
As you might expect, seamless gutters are more expensive than sectional gutters, and they’re not something you can create and install yourself. Sectional gutters can be made of all the materials listed above and range from $8 to $20 per foot. Seamless gutters are typically made of aluminum, but they can also be made of steel or copper.
The most common gutter size is six inches in width, though it’s possible to find five and seven gutters. If you need larger or smaller gutter sizes, you may have to look into custom gutters. In general, the larger the gutter size, the more expensive the gutter.
To drain water from your gutters, you’ll need at least a few downspouts (typically one every 35-40 feet) depending on roof design and length of gutters. The most common downspouts are Rectangular and Round. Rectangular downspouts price range between $60 to $100 each, while Round downspouts cost range between $90 to $150 each. The cost may depend on the downspouts components included, such as, how many and what type of elbows and offsets are included for each downspout.
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