Gutters may not be the most glamorous part of your house, but they are extremely important. Without proper gutters, standing water and other debris would ultimately damage your roof, draw pests, and, perhaps, come tumbling down on you. Gutters keep your family safe and comfortable, so it’s important to pay attention to when they should be replaced.
If you’ve never replaced the gutters on your home and you’ve lived there for over ten years, it’s time to at least have them assessed. The odds are good that a contractor will recommend a replacement unless you have copper gutters. You’ll learn more about that next; as you read on, you will find out what exactly goes into the cost of a gutter replacement project.
- The price of the gutters themselves.
Gutters are usually priced between $5 and $30 per linear foot. Copper gutters, it bears noting, can cost upwards of $100 per linear foot. Because of this range of costs, the price of the gutters you choose could significantly impact your final bill.
Copper gutters, as you probably guessed, cost the most money; they also, however, usually last over a century when they are correctly installed. Vinyl gutters are the least costly option and are extremely popular among modern homeowners. If you’re looking for mid-range gutters, aluminum, and stainless steel are both options you can consider.
- The size of your house.
The size of your home will ultimately impact the price of the gutter installation project. The taller your house, for example, the more linear feet of gutters will be needed so they can adequately drain. Furthermore, if your home has complex stories, a unique gutter system may be required. This could also add to your total cost.
- How well you care for your gutters after they are installed.
While this will not directly impact the price of your new gutter installation job, it will play into how much your gutters cost you over time. The better you maintain your gutters, the less likely it is that your contractor will have to return to do repairs. One way to keep your gutters in great shape is to have them professionally cleaned on a regular basis.
- Your contractor’s labor charges.
No matter which Charlotte, NC gutter installation contractor you choose to work with, you will have to pay the company’s standard labor costs. Hatch Homes offers competitive rates that are sure to fit any family’s budget. The best way to find out a gutter installation professional’s labor costs is to schedule a consultation for a quote.
Hatch Homes will provide you with a no-obligation estimate for your upcoming gutter replacement job. We look forward to giving you beautiful, functional gutters that will enhance the appearance of your home and make your family’s life easier.