How much does it cost to replace gutters?
It goes without saying that usually you don’t care until you need new gutters.
If your gutters can’t hack it anymore and you’re curious as to what new gutters will set you back, you’re in the right place. Use our gutter cost calculator below.
This calculator provides a rough estimate based on average material costs and labor costs, both of which can vary by region and other factors. Moreover, if you have a complex roof, the cost will very likely be higher.
The resulting estimated cost is not a quote for services.
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Estimating your gutter linear feet.
One way to measure linear feet is by actually measuring every foot of gutter you have.
Another approach is eyeballing it based on your home’s width and depth dimensions.
It depends on how precise you want to get.
Here are some examples to give you an idea as to what your linear feet might be.
Note that it’s the footprint, not your home’s liveable square footage which could be split up among multiple levels.
- 1,000 sq. ft. footprint = 30 ft. x 33 ft. = 126 linear feet.
- 1,600 sq. ft. footprint = 40 ft. x 40 ft. = 160 linear feet.
- 2,500 sq. ft footprint = 50 ft. x 50 ft. = 200 linear feet.
- 3,600 sq. ft. footprint = 60 ft. x 60 ft. = 240 linear feet.
We used averages provided by Homeadvisor.com which are as follows:
Gutter materials (per linear foot):
- Vinyl: $4.00
- Aluminum: $10
- Steel: $15
- Copper: $35
We made several assumptions here. First is that a downspurt will be placed every 35 linear feet. Second, that the average length of the downspurt would be 10 feet long. If you have a two-story home, the downspurt cost will be slightly higher due to slightly more materials will be needed.
For example, if you need 200 linear feet of gutter, expect to have 6 downspurts.
- Vinyl: $6.50
- Aluminum: $7.00
- Steel: $11
- Copper: $17
We used an estimate of $10 per linear foot, however, this could range significantly depending on the service you use and where you live.
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