If you are reading this, there is a pretty good chance you are keenly aware of how important properly functioning gutters are. Gutters are a critical component to maintaining the long-term health of your home’s foundation and the landscaping around your home.
Leaky gutters often result in damage to your home’s foundation through leaks in the basement, erosion of landscape, rotting roofs, and mold in your attic. If your gutters are damaged and leaking, then it’s time to consider replacing your gutters. You may be wondering how much does it cost to replace gutters? Let’s explore a few factors that will impact the overall cost.
There are two main options for gutter replacements: vinyl and aluminum. Let’s take a look at both.
Vinyl is the least expensive option. It is also easy to work with for the average handyman, but that comes with a significant drawback. Vinyl is by far the least durable material in gutters. Vinyl tends to warp, break, and crack easily, especially in colder regions. You are looking at about $1 to $3 per linear foot.
Aluminum is the best option available and a significant upgrade from vinyl. There are two types to choose from for aluminum – sectional and seamless. Sectional aluminum gutters have seams where sections are connected. Those seams can be problematic as your gutter ages, as seams tend to leak over time. Sectional guttering will run $5 to $10 per foot.
An even better investment is seamless aluminum gutters. As the name implies, seamless gutters are made from one single coil of aluminum. Pieces are made onsite and made to fit your home perfectly. There are no seams in straight runs, which means you will not have to worry about connections leaking down the road. Because seamless gutters do not have seams, they are also stronger than sectional gutters. Seamless gutters can run around $15 per foot.
Installing gutters might seem like an easy job, but there is some skill needed. If you determine a seamless gutter is the way to go (as many do), you will definitely need to contact a local gutter contractor. Shop around and find the contractor that’s right for you. More importantly, find one that has experience with seamless gutters. Experienced gutter contractors will work with you to find the best product for your home in a color that closely matches your siding and roof.
If you are looking for a local gutter contractor with the experience to get the job done right, give Bealing, Roofing & Exteriors, Inc. a call. We’re a trusted local resource for all your gutter, roofing, and siding needs.