Most homeowners spend about $955 on gutter installations. However, smaller homes may cost about half as much, while larger properties can incur an additional $200 to $300 more than the average.
Installing durable gutters (such as copper, steel or aluminum) often provides for durable structures that will incur lower maintenance costs.
Copper gutters typically cost $15 to $25 per foot, while aluminum costs $5 to $8 per foot and steel $8 to $10 per foot.
Copper is typically of the highest quality (as the price shows), followed by steel and aluminum. For an affordable option, opt for vinyl gutters (they cost under $8 per foot).
In addition, be prepared to incur extra costs for downspout extensions as well as flashing and hangers. These may cost anywhere between $35 (for vinyl downspouts and flashing) and $110 (for aluminum or steel downspouts).
The final price you will pay for your gutter installation will also depend on the following factors:
Nearby labor - It is always advisable to have your gutters professionally installed. Labor costs lie at about $5 per square foot. If your home is large or the slope of your roof is steep, you may have to incur higher labor costs.
Installation of gutter guards - Gutter guards prevent debris such as leaves, dirt, and other objects from blocking. Installing these guards costs less than $20 and can help you save on cleaning costs.
Gutter cleaning - If you need your gutters professionally cleaned, be prepared to incur about $100 to $200. It is advisable to clean your gutters at least twice a year.
Gutters are the unsung heroes of every home. They prevent thousands of dollars of potential damages that can occur to your home’s foundation and outer walls. Gutters come in many different shapes and sizes, thus varying your gutter installation cost. Regardless of the type of gutters you’re looking to install, make sure they carry out their main purpose; which is to channel water away from the base of your home.