Cost to Install or Replace Gutters

Cost to Install or Replace Gutters

What's the cost to replace gutters? A contractor charges $713 to install or replace gutters or do it yourself for $400 and save 43 percent. Adjust the cost with your ZIP Code.

National Average Improvement and Repair Cost
Diy Logo Hours Pro 6.0 DIY 10.0
Money Pro $713 DIY $400
Linear Square Foot Cost
Per LF Cost $7.13 Total Cost

By Gene and Katie Hamilton

The gutter system of a house is rarely appreciated or even noticed until it stops doing its job - directing water away from the foundation or lower level - and when that happens, it's time to take action. When it rains and puddles of water settle around the house, or worse, in the basement, don't wait because over time, water damage will only get worse and more costly to repair.

To replace a 100-foot section of damaged gutter and downspouts with a new vinyl system, a contractor will charge $713, which includes the labor and material. If you have carpentry skills and tools, and like working on a ladder, you can buy the material for $400, the cost of the gutters, and do it yourself, pocketing a 43 percent saving. Figure a day of work for you and a helper to hold the components in place while you install them so you'll need two ladders.

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You'll find sections of gutter and downspouts and fasteners sold at most home centers and lumberyards. You'll need a measuring tape, straightedge, chalkline, carpenter's level, cordless drill and hacksaw.

Before installing the new components and after you've removed the old ones, it's a good time to paint if it's needed. Also take a look at the siding and trim to see if there's any damage, and make the necessary repairs. After you’ve installed new gutters, run a garden hose up to them and spray water in the gutter to see that there are no leaks in the gutter or downspouts.

Here are instructions from wikiHow to Install Vinyl Gutters.

Wrapping up, given the average cost to replace gutters you can compare the price of a contractor’s bid with doing it yourself. For a local cost input your ZIP Code.

Improvement and Repair Cost Updated 2020

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