How much does gutter installation or replacement cost?
How much does gutter installation or replacement cost?
$5 – $15 average cost per foot (new installation)
$6 – $17 average cost per foot (replacement)
$750 – $2,300 average total installation cost (150 LF)
Cost of gutters
Gutter installation costs $5 to $15 per linear foot on average, including the downspouts. The average cost to install gutters is $750 to $2,300 for a typical one-story home with 150 linear feet of gutters. Gutter replacement costs $1 to $2 per foot more for old gutter removal.
|Linear feet of gutters||Average cost to install|
|50||$250 – $750|
|100||$500 – $1,500|
|150||$750 – $2,300|
|200||$1,000 – $3,000|
|250||$1,250 – $3,800|
|300||$1,500 – $4,500|
*Average costs of the most common gutter materials on a 1-story home.
New gutters cost calculator
The following table shows the average cost to replace or install 100 to 200 linear feet of new gutters:
|National Average Cost||$1,500|
|Average Range||$750 to $2,300|
*Cost data is from research and project costs reported by HomeGuide members.
Gutter installation cost
Rain gutter installation estimates include new gutters, downspouts, hangers, brackets, and labor. The total cost of gutters depends on the material, size, type, home height, repairs, old gutter removal, and local labor.
|Service||Sectional gutters cost per foot||Seamless gutters cost per foot|
|Gutter and downspout materials||$3 – $9||$3 – $13|
|Installation labor||$2 – $6||$3 – $7|
|Total cost||$5 – $15||$6 – $20|
*Removing old gutters adds $1 to $2 per linear foot.
Sectional gutters are pre-cut sections that are easier to install but prone to clogs and leaks along the seams.
Seamless gutters last longer, require less cleaning, and are custom-made on-site with one continuous piece for each roof side.
Average cost to install gutters by house size
Installing gutters on a single-story house costs $5 to $15 per linear foot. The cost to put gutters on a two-story house adds $1 to $3 per linear foot for extra labor, materials, and safety equipment.
|Home size (square feet)||One-story||Two-story|
|1,000||$500 – $1,500||$600 – $1,800|
|1,500||$750 – $2,300||$900 – $2,700|
|2,000||$1,000 – $3,000||$1,200 – $3,600|
|2,500||$1,250 – $3,800||$1,500 – $4,500|
|3,000||$1,500 – $4,500||$1,800 – $5,400|
*Based on 100 linear feet of gutters per 1,000 square footage of home.
Gutter and downspouts prices per foot by material
Gutter prices range from $3 to $40 per foot installed or $600 to $6,000 for an average house, depending on the material type, size, and quality:
|Gutter material||Material prices per foot*||Installed cost per foot*||Average total cost installed**|
|Aluminum||$2 – $6||$4 – $12||$600 – $1,800|
|Seamless||$3 – $13||$6 – $20||$900 – $3,000|
|Galvanized steel / metal||$4 – $11||$6 – $17||$900 – $2,500|
|Stainless steel||$16 – $19||$18 – $25||$2,700 – $3,750|
|Galvalume||$6 – $19||$8 – $25||$1,200 – $3,750|
|Vinyl / PVC||$1 – $3||$3 – $7||$450 – $1,000|
|Copper||$12 – $30||$15 – $40||$2,250 – $6,000|
|Wood||$14 – $13||$16 – $29||$2,400 – $4,350|
|Zinc||$14 – $21||$16 – $27||$2,400 – $4,000|
*Including gutters and downspouts. **For 150 linear feet of gutters, including downspouts.
Downspouts cost $2 to $4 per linear foot installed on average and are typically included in the estimate. Most homes need 4 to 5 downspouts—one every 30 to 40 feet.
Aluminum gutters and downspouts cost
The cost to install aluminum gutters is $4 to $12 per linear foot, including downspouts and all connections. Aluminum K-shaped gutters are the most popular type in America.
Seamless metal gutters cost
Seamless gutters cost $6 to $20 per linear foot for aluminum and steel or up to $50 per linear foot for copper. Seamless gutters are one continuous strip of material with only a few seams at the corners and downspout connections.
Galvanized steel / metal gutters cost
Galvanized metal gutters cost $6 to $17 per linear foot installed. A thin layer of zinc oxide coats the galvanized steel, lasting 15 to 20 years on average. Most galvanized steel gutters come in a shiny or matte silver color.
Galvalume gutters cost
Galvalume gutters cost $8 to $25 per linear foot installed. Patented Galvalume material is steel dipped in aluminum-zinc alloy with silicon for extra durability. The unique matte-gray finish suits modern-style homes.
Cost to install vinyl or plastic gutters
The average cost to install vinyl gutters is $3 to $7 per linear foot. Vinyl gutters are the most affordable type but require more repairs and maintenance. Vinyl systems are sectional with many joints that need siliconized caulk or PVC cement sealants.
Copper gutters and downspouts cost
Copper gutters cost $15 to $40 per linear foot on average, but last the longest of all gutter materials. Copper forms a decorative blue-green patina coating with age. For a shiny finish, apply a sealant or polish frequently.
Zinc gutters and downspouts
Zinc gutters cost $16 to $27 per linear foot installed. Zinc is a high-quality material typically used with slate roofs due to its matching color. All zinc gutters are low-maintenance and contain a small percentage of copper and sometimes titanium for extra durability.
Gutter replacement cost
Gutter replacement costs $6 to $17 per linear foot, including old gutter removal. The average cost to replace gutters is $900 to $2,600, depending on the type, material, accessibility, add-ons, and condition of the fascia and soffits.
Replacing damaged or rotted sections of fascia and soffits costs $4 to $22 per linear foot each, or $9 to $34 per linear foot to replace the entire eave.
|Service||Cost per linear foot||Average cost*|
|Remove old gutters||$1 – $2||$150 – $300|
|Install new gutters & downspouts||$5 – $15||$750 – $2,300|
|Add per additional house story||$1 – $3||$150 – $450|
|Replace fascia & soffits||$9 – $34||$1,350 – $5,100|
|Install gutter guards||$4 – $12||$600 – $1,800|
|Install gutter apron||$1.50 – $3||$225 – $450|
*For 150 linear feet.
Gutter installation labor cost factors
Gutter installation labor costs $2 to $6 per foot for sectional gutters made of standard materials or $3 to $10 per foot for seamless gutters or copper materials. Labor costs increase for steep roofs, multiple stories, or obstacles like trees and uneven ground.
The following factors may affect the total cost to replace:
Gutter size – Most homes have 4” to 7” wide gutters. Larger homes in regions with high rainfall need up to 8” wide gutters, costing up to twice as much.
Number of stories – Add $1 to $3 per linear foot for each additional house story.
Corners & gables – Gutters on small cornices, roof edges above windows, or complex roofs with multiple corners, gables, and pitches cost more to install.
Style – Gutter prices depend on the shape: K-shape, U-style, V-style, High-back, Fascia gutters, Victorian ogee gutters, and European styles.
Material prices – Thicker gutters in high-quality materials with decorative designs cost more.
Removing old gutters – Disposal of old gutters costs $150 to $300 on average or $1 to $2 per linear foot. Contractors typically include this fee as part of labor in the project estimate.
Downspout extensions – Home inspectors advise using extenders to divert water 3’ to 4’+ away from the foundation. A basic downspout extension costs $5 to $20.
Splash blocks or drains cost $10 to $20 each and help direct water away from the foundation.
Customizing – Premium-colored gutters, designer gutter shapes, or painting gutters increase costs. The cost to paint gutters is $1 to $4 per linear foot.
Time of year – Installation is typically cheaper in the off-season and winter months.
Gutter repair – Gutter repair costs $100 to $450 on average.
Gutter covers – Gutter guards cost $4 to $12 per linear foot and keep most debris from clogging the system. Rodent guards cost $5 to $15 each for covers on downspout ends.
Gutter aprons – Drip edges cost $1.50 to $3.00 per linear foot installed.
Heat tape – Gutter heating cables cost $12 to $20 per linear foot installed to prevent ice dams inside the drains.
Maintenance – Gutter cleaning costs $100 to $250 and is recommended once or twice a year.
Delivery – Long-distance material deliveries cost extra.
Cost to replace roof gutters and fascia
The cost to replace gutters and fascia is $2,250 to $7,650 on average or $15 to $51 per linear foot. This price includes total eave replacement since fascia and soffits often need replacing together. Fascia and soffit replacement alone costs $9 to $34 per linear foot.
|Service||Cost per linear foot||Average cost*|
|Replace gutters & downspouts||$6 – $17||$900 – $2,550|
|Replace eave (both fascia & soffits)||$9 – $34||$1,350 – $5,100|
|Total cost||$15 – $51||$2,250 – $7,650|
*For 150 linear feet of gutters.
DIY rain gutter installation cost
DIY gutter installation materials cost $250 to $1,000 on average. This price includes vinyl or aluminum sectional gutters, downspouts, and all connections for 150 linear feet of gutters. Most homes need gutters 4” to 7” wide, depending on the roof size, pitch, and maximum rainfall rate.
|Gutter system parts||Average price range|
|Vinyl or aluminum gutters||$150 – $750|
|Downspouts||$40 – $150|
|Connection parts / accessories||$60 – $100|
|Total cost||$250 – $1,000|
*Material costs only for 150 linear feet of gutters.
House gutters FAQs
Are gutters necessary?
Gutters hang below roof edges to collect rainwater and drain it away from the home to protect from water damage. Building codes do not require gutters on all homes, but laws vary according to the local building department and roof type.
Gutters are necessary to:
Prevent landscape erosion around the house
Stop home siding from staining
Reduce the risk of water leaks in the basement
Prevent mold growth around the home exterior
Do gutters add value to a house?
New gutters add value by protecting the house and boosting curb appeal to potential buyers. The return on investment depends on local buyer expectations and the gutter quality.
How long does it take to install gutters?
Gutter installation takes 7 to 10 hours for one contractor to put up 150 linear feet of gutters, or 3.5 to 5.0 hours for a crew of two people. The total installation time depends on the house size, shape, roof height and slope, gutter type, and local weather conditions.
How long do gutters last?
Gutters last 15 to 30 years on average, depending on the material, installation quality, weather conditions, and maintenance frequency. Downspouts last up to twice the lifespan of the gutters. Seamless gutters typically outlast sectional types.
|Aluminum||20 – 30|
|Copper||50 – 100|
|Vinyl / PVC||10 – 20|
|Steel||15 – 20|
When is the cheapest time of year to buy gutters?
The cheapest time of year to buy gutters is in the spring or summer, just after the rainy season. Prices increase in late summer and fall, which are the busiest times of year for gutter installers.
How much does Home Depot or Lowe’s gutter installation cost?
Home Depot gutter installation costs $850 to $1,500 on average, depending on the gutter length, material, and location. Lowe’s gutter installation costs $600 to $1,100 for vinyl or aluminum types. Prices increase for homes with multiple stories.
Getting estimates and quotes from gutter companies
Before hiring gutter installers near you, be sure to:
Compare three or more in-person estimates.
Verify that they have a valid contractor’s license.
Read their HomeGuide and Google reviews.
Select a licensed, insured, and bonded company with several years of experience.
Be wary of the lowest quotes that may signal low-quality work standards.
Ask for detailed gutter price estimates to see what the quote includes.
Avoid large upfront payments.
Questions to ask gutter installers
How long have you been installing gutters?
Which type of gutters are you experienced with?
Will you provide a free on-site estimate?
What gutter size, shape, and type would work best for my home, and why?
How will you prevent water from leaking behind the gutters?
Can you install gutters with one seam per corner to prevent leaks?
Will you use a level to get the proper slope for optimum drainage?
Do you have experience with minor roof repairs if you find damages?
Can I see references from your past jobs?
Are you offering fixed rates for package deals?
Does your bid include all materials, labor, equipment, and clean-up fees?
How should I prepare for the installers?
Will you use subcontractors, and do you charge extra to supervise them?
How much extra will gutter guards cost?
What are my color choices for the gutter finish, and do they need sealants?
How much more does second-story work cost?
What does your warranty include?
How long will this installation take?