How Much Does Gutter Replacement Cost?

Though they’re built to last, gutter damage from storms often means homeowners need to have their gutters replaced. How much does replacement cost, and what does the whole process entail?

Continue reading to find out.

Replacement cost breakdown

Like many home improvement projects, there are multiple costs associated with replacing gutters. Here’s a quick summary of all the costs associated with replacement:

  • Removal and disposal: Unless they fell off your roof entirely, the first step in installing new gutters is removing the old ones. This typically isn’t a DIY job, so you’ll need to hire someone to help. That typically costs about $100.
  • Labor: The same people who haul your gutters away can also install your new ones. Labor costs vary from company to company, but the average is about $75 per hour. You could try to save a few bucks by installing gutters on your own, but we don’t recommend it.
  • Materials: The actual materials make up most of the cost of replacing gutters. You have quite a few options to choose from, and all of the materials have different price points. You’re looking at about $3 per linear foot on the low end; on the high end, you could pay as much as $30 per linear foot.

Cost by material

Since we just mentioned materials, let’s look into how much each of the most common gutter materials will cost you:

  • Vinyl: If you’re on a budget, vinyl gutters may be right for you. Starting at just $3 per linear foot, these are the most budget-friendly gutters on the market—but you get what you pay for with vinyl. They’re not very durable and are known to crack in just a few years.
  • Aluminum: Aluminum is one of the most common gutter materials for a variety of reasons. One of the leading contributors to these gutters’ popularity is their low cost. They cost anywhere from $4 to $7 per linear foot; however, they are prone to wind and hail damage.
  • Copper: The durability and beauty of copper gutters come at a price. Ranging from $15 to $30, these are the most expensive gutters on the market—but unlike the two materials mentioned above, these gutters are incredibly durable. In fact, they might be the last gutters you ever need to buy.
  • Stainless steel: Another durable option is stainless steel. Coming in at up to $20 per linear foot, these gutters will set you back a bit. That said, stainless steel gutters withstand heavy winds, hail damage and anything else Mother Nature throws at them.
  • Wood: Homeowners who want a classic design on their home may want to consider wood gutters. These gutters cost $12 to $20 per linear foot and offer a fantastic appearance, but since they’re made of wood, they’re prone to pests and rotting over time.

Contact us if you have roofing damage

If you’ve noticed any signs of gutter damage from storms, there’s a good chance that your roof needs a little help, too. When that’s the case, contact Dowd Roofing Co. right away to perform an inspection and make repairs. With over 42 years of experience, we’re the most trusted residential roofing team in town.