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How much does Gutter Replacement cost?

Average Price
$950-$1,900

What is the price of Gutter Installation?

Are your gutters at the end of their lifespan? Read our handy guide to find out how much your gutter installer will charge for their services.

What is Gutter Replacement?

Gutters (also known as eavestrough) 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. This includes damage to its structure and dampness inside your home. Therefore, you need to take action by replacing your gutters if they are at the end of their lifespan.

Signs you need new gutters are sagging gutters, loose sections, missing sections, or if your gutters have any holes or leaks. 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 $950 and $1,900, with an average cost of $1,200 based on a typical sized property.

Average cost of Gutter Replacement
Average cost $1,200
Minimum cost $950
Maximum cost $1,900

Though, the material you choose will impact which end of the scale the total price falls at, as the likes of copper gutters are far more expensive than vinyl gutters. 

If you choose a luxury material the cost will average at between $2,000 and $4,000, which is much more expensive than standard gutter materials. 

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 $4 per linear foot. The downside is that vinyl has the shortest lifespan, plus it doesn’t always look as fancy as other materials. Though, it’s ideal if you’re on a budget.

Average cost of Gutter Replacement based on the material
Type of GutterHighest average price (per linear foot)Lowest average price (per linear foot)
Vinyl$8$4
Aluminum$12$6
Steel$30$11
Copper$100$40

Aluminum is the most popular material for gutters and comes in at between $6 and $12 per linear foot. Aluminum is incredibly durable and can withstand snow, and isn’t prone to thinning like some materials. 

The most expensive gutter material is copper which has a beautiful finish and can last anywhere up to 60 years. Copper gutters average between $40 and $100 per linear foot, 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 with the most common including k-style, and half-round.

Although k-style gutters offer a larger capacity, half-round gutters tend to be more expensive to purchase, owing to the manufacturing style. Half-round gutters also require specialist installation, which may bump up the price if most contractors in your area only install k-style gutters. 

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, the average cost is $12 per linear foot for labour. 

Plus if any sections of gutter do need to be purchased to complete the realignment, 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 $150 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 $50 and $70 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 Canada, mainly due to the cost of labour.

On average, gutter installation is the cheapest in Yellowknife, averaging at $950. The price increases to $1,900 in Toronto, which has the highest cost of living anywhere in Canada.

Average cost of Gutter Replacement based on the location
LocationAverage gutter installation cost
Calgary$1,550
Toronto$1,900
Winnipeg$1,250
Quebec City$1,400
Yellowknife$950

Is it worth getting my Gutters Replaced?

Gutters are vital to ensure the correct drainage of rainwater and snow from your roof. However, 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 the preferred choice. 

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