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How much does Gutter Replacement cost?

Average Price
$2,000-$3,500

What is the price of Gutter Installation?

Are your gutters in need of replacement? Read our handy guide to find out how much your gutter installer will charge for their services.

What is Gutter Replacement?

Gutters are designed to catch excess rainwater from your roof, keeping it away from your foundations by diverting it down the drain instead. Old or damaged gutters can cause a whole host of problems for your property, which includes damage to its foundations and dampness inside your home. All of which are much cheaper to prevent than try to fix. Therefore, replacing your gutters should be a priority. 

Signs you need new gutters are sagging gutters, loose sections, missing sections, or if your gutters have any holes or leaks. Mould or damp may also be present in the property, which sometimes can be a direct cause of leaky gutters. If the gutters are old, you may also dislike their appearance especially if they do not match the look of your property. 

Gutter replacement involves removing all of your old gutters and if necessary your fascias too. The new gutters will be positioned and angled correctly so that the rainwater correctly drains away. If installed to a high standard, new gutters can last between 20 and 70 years depending on the material that they are made from.

How much does Gutter Replacement Cost? 

The cost of replacing gutters ranges between $2,000 and $3,500, with an average cost of $2,700 based on a typical sized property.

Average cost of Gutter Replacement
Average cost $2,700
Minimum cost $2,000
Maximum cost $3,500

It’s good to note that replacing the gutters can also include fascia replacement or installation. If so, it will add a significant cost to the job. 

As an example, 300ft of gutter and fascia installation in the Sydney area would cost around $6,000. Without the fascia installation, the same job would cost between $3,000 and $4,300

The material you choose will impact which end of the scale the total price falls at, as some materials are far more costly than others. 

What changes the price of Gutter Replacement? 

The cost of gutter replacement varies depending on several factors, including:

  • Gutter material

  • Gutter shape

  • Length of gutter

  • Type of gutter work

  • Time

  • Location

Gutter material

The material you choose for your gutters will have the biggest influence on the total cost of gutter replacement.

On the cheaper end of the scale, vinyl gutters can be purchased for as low as $3 per linear foot. The downside is that vinyl has the shortest lifespan, plus it doesn’t always look as fancy as other materials. Expect to get up to 20 years of use out of vinyl, depending on how well you maintain your gutters. 

Average cost of Gutter Replacement based on the material
Type of gutterHighest average price (per linear foot)Lowest average price (per linear foot)
Vinyl (PVC)$5$3
Aluminium$12$6
Stainless steel$20$9
Copper$50$25

Aluminium is the most popular material for gutters and comes in at between $6 and $12 per linear foot. Aluminium windows are a popular feature in Australian homes and can add a touch of class, so if you have these then you may wish to match your guttering with the same material.

The most expensive gutter material is copper which has a beautiful finish and can last anywhere up to 60 years. Copper gutters average between $25 and $50 per linear foot (and sometimes more for extremely good quality copper guttering), making them very costly to install. Though, copper adds a luxury touch and is especially ideal for historic restorations. 

Gutter shape

Gutters are manufactured in many different shapes. This includes quad, old-style-quad, half-round or square-line. Typically, half-round are the most expensive, though the material of your gutter will still have a bigger impact on the cost versus the shape alone. 

Length of Gutter

Your replacement gutter will be priced per linear foot. The longer your guttering, the more expensive it will be to replace it. For example, the guttering on a detached home will be more costly to replace as it won’t share its guttering with a neighbouring property. 

Type of Gutter work

Not all gutters require a full replacement to remedy the problem. If your gutters need realigning or repairing, the average cost is $10 per linear foot for labour.

Plus if any sections of the gutter do need to be purchased to complete the repair, this will still be cheaper than a full gutter replacement. Such jobs will tweak the performance of your gutters, prolonging their lifespan. Though can only be performed if the damage isn’t beyond repair. 

Gutter cleaning will remove any blockages, and should be done at least once a year. The cost is around $90 and $300 depending on the scope of the job. 

Time

The more complex the job, the longer it will take your contractor to complete. This includes gutters that are not as accessible due to a steep roof as an example.

Expect to pay between $35 and $60 per hour for your contractor, with the labour making up a sizable portion of the total cost of gutter replacement.

Location

The cost of installing gutters varies across Australia, mainly due to the cost of labour.

On average, gutter installation is the cheapest in Adelaide, costing $2,000 for a small to average-sized home. The price increases to $3,500 on average for a similar sized property in Sydney. 

Average cost of Gutter Replacement based on the location
LocationAverage gutter installation cost
Melbourne$3,000
Sydney $3,500
Adelaide$2,000
Brisbane$2,800
Perth$2,500

Keep in mind that the material and size of your new guttering will influence the cost more than location alone. Plus, whether you choose to have fascias, downpipes, gutter guards and similar additions installed or just the gutters. 

If you live in a city, there will likely be more contractors to choose from versus a rural location. Therefore, the cost will generally be more competitive in busier areas. 

Is it worth getting my Gutters Replaced?

Gutters don’t always get given a lot of thought from homeowners. However, they are vital to ensure the correct drainage of rainwater from your roof. Gutters have a limited lifespan meaning at some point they will need to be replaced. As it’s not possible to install your gutters without the right knowledge, tools, and equipment, professional gutter installation is highly advisable. 

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