Gutters are structures placed at the eaves of the roof used to gather rainwater and dirt and redirect it to pipes called downspouts so that they do not mess up the facade. In addition, they protect the structure from water damages and ensure that your foundations remain intact. Therefore, gutters are necessary not only for aesthetic purposes (offering fewer stains on the external shell of the house) but also for more meaningful protection. As such, the cost to install gutters can be completely justified as it saves you money in the long run. But what is this cost?
To determine a proper cost for gutter installation is impossible as it varies greatly on what type of material you choose, what sort of design, how easy or difficult it is to install on the roof, where the property is located, and who is doing the work (a contractor or yourself).
The average cost to install gutters is said to be $1000. This price is for a length of 200 feet which is the average length of a gutter. Gutters come in different materials, however. The most common ones are vinyl, aluminum, copper, and steel. Each material has its own specific price.
Vinyl gutters are amongst the most cost-effective options. Their price varies from $2 to $6. You can buy them per linear foot or per piece and install them on your roof. The price includes material cost as well as installation.
Aluminum gutters on the other hand cost between $6 to $14 per piece. These gutters offer a nice seamless design. They are durable and easy to clean.
Stainless steel gutters are slightly more expensive. One piece of a stainless steel gutter can cost from $10 to $20 depending on the material quality as well as the contractor’s fee.
The most expensive gutter material is copper. Its cost is between $20 and $42. These gutters are quite interesting. You can use them to accentuate a rustic look or to balance out a modern minimal look with a timeless copper element.
Whatever gutter you choose to go for, make sure to install it properly and to get gutter guards to protect your investment. Contact our team at Rh Renovation NYC to provide you with more information on gutters and the benefits they bring to your home. Ask for a proper cost to install gutters at your property and we can provide you with an estimate for free.