How much do PVC or vinyl gutters cost to install?
How much do PVC or vinyl gutters cost to install?
$3 – $7 cost per linear foot installed
$450 – $1,000 average total cost installed (150 LF)
PVC & vinyl gutter prices
The cost to install vinyl gutters is $450 to $1,000 on average or $3 to $7 per linear foot. PVC gutter prices are $1 to $3 per linear foot for the materials alone. Plastic gutter prices depend on the gutter length, size, shape, quality, and the number of stories.
|Gutter length (linear feet)||Average cost*|
|100||$300 – $700|
|150||$450 – $1,000|
|200||$600 – $1,400|
|250||$750 – $1,800|
|300||$900 – $2,100|
*Total installed cost. Most homes need 100 to 200 linear feet of gutters.
Average cost to install vinyl gutters
The following table shows the average cost to install 100 to 200 linear feet of vinyl gutters on a 1-story home.
|National average cost||$700|
|Average cost range||$450 to $1,000|
*Cost data is from research and project costs reported by HomeGuide members.
PVC gutters cost per linear foot
The cost to install vinyl gutters is $3 to $7 per linear foot on average. This price includes sealant or plastic cement for sealing gutter joints. All PVC gutters are sectional rather than seamless.
|Type||Cost per linear foot*|
|Materials||$1 – $3|
|Installation labor||$2 – $4|
|Total cost||$3 – $7|
*Removing old gutters adds $1 to $2 per linear foot.
PVC gutter price list by size
PVC gutter material prices are $90 to $400 for an average home or $0.60 to $2.70 per linear foot, depending on the size, style, and quality. The gutter width needed depends on the roof size, pitch, and the amount of local rainfall.
|Gutter size (inches)||Cost per linear foot||Average cost (150 LF)|
|4”||$0.60 – $1.90||$90 – $285|
|4.5”||$0.70 – $2.00||$100 – $300|
|5”||$1.00 – $2.70||$150 – $400|
Plastic gutter downspouts cost
Vinyl gutter downspouts cost $2 to $3 per linear foot for the material alone. Most homes need 4 to 5 downspouts or one every 30 to 40 feet of gutter length.
Labor costs to install PVC or vinyl gutters
The following factors affect the cost to install gutters:
Gutter size – Most homes have 4” to 5” wide vinyl gutters. Larger homes need up to 8” wide gutters that sometimes cost up to twice as much to install.
Downspout type & length – New downspout extenders cost more when they need to run more than the standard 5’ distance away from the foundation.
Number of stories – Two- and three-story homes need additional downspouts and installation safety measures that increase labor costs.
Corners & gables – A complex roofline with multiple corners, gables, and pitches is labor-intensive.
Style – PVC gutters are sectional and prices depend on the shape: K-shape, U-style, V-style, High-back, Fascia gutters, Victorian ogee gutters, and European styles.
Customizing – 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.
Old gutter removal – Removing and disposing of old gutters costs $150 to $300 on average.
Fixing gutters – Gutter repairs cost $100 to $450 on average.
Gutter covers – Gutter guards cost $4 to $12 per linear foot extra to install and minimize clogs caused by leaves. Rodent guards cost $5 to $15 each for plastic mesh covers that cover downspout ends to keep pests out.
Home repairs – Siding repair costs $2 to $14 per square foot. Repainting damaged siding costs $1.00 to $5.50 per square foot.
Replacing rotted eaves – Fascia or soffit replacement costs $4 to $22 per linear foot. Replacing the entire eave costs $9 to $34 per linear foot. Strong fascia board is essential to support the weight of new gutters.
Gutter aprons – Drip edges cost $1.50 to $3.00 per linear foot installed.
Maintenance – Gutter cleaning costs $100 to $250 on average. Pros recommend cleaning gutters at least twice a year to prevent clogs and repairs.
Delivery – Long-distance material deliveries cost extra or have an additional service charge per mile.
Plastic gutter prices vs. other materials
PVC gutters are affordable, easy to install, rustproof, and come in many colors. However, plastic gutters clog easily and have the shortest lifespan. Gutter installation costs for other material types are:
|Gutter type||Cost per linear foot*||Benefits|
|Aluminum gutters cost||$4 – $12||
|Copper gutters cost||$15 – $40||
|Seamless gutters cost||$6 – $20||
*Total cost installed
PVC & vinyl gutters FAQs
How long do PVC gutters last?
PVC gutters last 10 to 20 years on average, depending on the installation quality, gutter thickness, climate, and maintenance frequency. Vinyl gutters typically have the shortest lifespan of all gutter-material types, especially in cold climates.
Are vinyl gutters PVC?
Vinyl gutters and PVC gutters are the same material. Companies make vinyl gutters from polyvinyl chloride plastic (PVC), so installers interchange these terms. This plastic won’t rust or dent and doesn’t need coatings like other gutter materials.
Can you paint PVC gutters?
You can paint vinyl gutters with high-quality exterior latex paint or PVC-adhering spray paint. For best results, clean the surface with an alcohol-based solvent and use a primer with weather-resistant paint. Be aware that painting gutters may void the warranty.
Getting estimates from vinyl gutter installers
Before hiring a gutter installation company near you, be sure to:
Compare three or more in-person estimates.
Verify that they have a valid contractor’s license.
Read their reviews on HomeGuide and Google.
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 cost estimates to see what the price includes.
Avoid large upfront payments.
Questions to ask
How long have you been installing PVC gutters?
Will you give me a free onsite estimate?
How do you reinforce these gutters to bear the weight of ice in cold climates?
How do you seal and strengthen the gutter joints?
Do you have the experience and training to do minor roof repairs if you find roof damage while working?
Can I see a reference list from your past jobs?
Are fixed rates for package deals available?
Does your bid include all materials, labor, equipment, and site cleanup fees?
Will you use subcontractors, and do you charge more to manage them?
How much extra will it cost for gutter guards?
Does your company offer an annual maintenance plan?
How much more does second-story work cost?
What does your warranty include?
How long will the installation take?