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How much does Gutter Replacement cost?

Average Price
$580-$1,500

What is the price of Gutter Installation?

Do your gutters need replacing? 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. This includes damage to the 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 aesthetic 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 $580 and $1,500, with an average cost of $1,000 based on a typical-sized property. 

Average cost of Gutter Replacement
Average cost$1,000
Minimum cost$580
Maximum cost$1,500

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

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 grand as other materials. Though, it’s ideal if your property is not a period home or you’re on a budget.

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
Copper penny aluminum$7$5
Galvalume$8$6
Galvanized steel$11$8
Paint grip steel$13$9
Pre-weathered zinc$26$12
Copper$490$80

Galvanized steel offers a middle-of-the-road option price-wise, at between $8 and $11 per linear foot. The benefits of this material are that it's resistant to rust, and outperforms aluminum when it comes to resisting thermal damage or warping.

The most expensive gutter material is copper which has a beautiful finish and can last anywhere up to 60 years. Copper gutters average between $80 and $490 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 neighboring 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 labor. 

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 $60-$200 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 $40 and $60 per hour for your contractor, with the labor making up a sizable portion of the total cost of gutter replacement.

Location

The cost of installing gutters varies across the US, mainly due to the cost of labor.

On average, gutter installation is cheaper in Wisconsin, averaging at $580. In California, the cost is $1,500 on average.

Average cost of Gutter Replacement based on the location
LocationAverage gutter installation cost
California$1,500
Texas$885
New York$1,225
Wisconsin$580
Colorado$750

Keep in mind that the material and size of your new guttering will influence the cost more than location alone. 

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 are installed for a very good reason, as they are vital to maintaining your property’s foundation by draining excess water away. 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 recommended. 

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