Cleaning gutters is one of those things many folks can do themselves, but as you’ll see with our nifty gutter cleaning cost calculator, it’s not all that expensive. You can save yourself 3 to 6 hours of unpleasant work parting with a couple of hundred bucks.
The thing is, many people can’t navigate ladders all that well. In fact, highly mobile folks can get hurt on ladders as well. It’s risky work.
Get this – each year in the USA, 126,000 people go to an emergency room for ladder-related injuries and 300 people die [source: nachi.org]. That’s a lot of injuries.
Calculating the approximate cost you’ll pay a gutter cleaning service is really simple. It boils down to about $1 to $2 per linear foot. $1 for single-story and up to $2 for a two-story house. However, keep in mind that if your house has a complex roof design, it could cost more.
The point is it’s not super expensive. But then again, it’s not all that difficult to do – just time-consuming.
Here’s our quick n’ dirty gutter cleaning cost calculator.
Calculating linear feet
As you can see, in order to get an idea as to how much it’ll cost you need to know roughly how much linear feet of gutter you have. If your house is basically a rectangle or square, it’s pretty easy to figure out. In fact, you’re probably better off just waiting for a quote because unless you have a mansion, it’s not going to run you all that much money compared to other home improvement job.
Here’s to saving a few hours of dirty work.
Related: Gutter replacement cost calculator
While bombing around on his bike, Nathan dreams up cool interior design article ideas for Homestratosphere.com. He loves penning the perfect introduction or clever description of a particular design. When not writing about design, he cycles, reads crime novels, barbecues (ribs are his specialty), entertains friends and hangs out with his beautiful wife and amazing kids.