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low costVinyl: small, $360-$600; medium: $750-$1,250average costAluminum: small, $500-$1,200; medium, $1,050-$2,400high costCopper: small, $1,800-$3,000; medium, $3750-$6,250
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Uncontrolled water can cause structural damage to a home's walls or foundation. Rain gutters (also called eaves troughs or guttering) provide an important channel to collect water from the roof and divert it away from the foundation or basement.

Typical costs:

  • The average residential home has anywhere from 120 to 250 feet of rain gutters, depending on the number of stories and the amount of roof line. (Sprawling single-story homes have more roof edges and therefore more feet of rain gutters than more-compact two- or three-story houses.)
  • Expect to pay around $3-$5 a lineal foot to have someone install vinyl (PVC) gutters, or about $360-$600 for 120 feet and $750-$1,250 for 250 feet. Vinyl gutters are a fairly simple do-it-yourself project; material alone run about $50-$100 for 120 feet and $90-$180 for 250 feet. Vinyl gutters maintain their color well, are flexible and dent-resistant and don't rust or corrode but they do get brittle with age and extreme cold.
  • Having aluminum gutters installed averages about $4-$9 a foot plus downspouts at $5-$8 each, or $500-$1,200 for 120 feet and $1,050-$2,400 for 250 feet. Do-it-yourself materials average $350-$500 for 120 feet and $450-$850 for 250 feet. Aluminum is fairly easy to maintain but it dents more easily than other gutter materials and expands (moves due to temperature changes) significantly more than other metals.
  • Mainly used in restoration projects, wood gutters are heavy to install and cost about $12-$20 a foot, depending on the type of wood used, or $1,450-$2,400 for 120 feet and $3,000-$5,000 or more for 250 lineal feet.
  • Galvanized steel gutters are about $4-$8 installed, for a total cost around $500-$1,000 for 120 feet and $1,000-$2,000 for 250 feet. Steel runs $8-$10 a foot, or $960-$1,200 for 120 feet and $2,000-$2,500 for 240 feet. Stainless steel gutters--which are strong, rust-free and keep a high sheen for years--average $20 a foot, or $2,400 for 120 feet and $5,000 for 250 feet.
  • Copper gutters are low maintenance and do not rust; they tend to be a custom project at a $15-$25 a foot or $1,800-$3,000 for 120 feet and $3,750-$6,250 for 250 feet. Copper develops a patina as it ages.
Related articles: Painting a House, New Roof, Replacement Windows, Vinyl Siding, Stucco

What should be included:
  • Generally a contractor will remove the old gutters and downspouts and install new ones. The gutters must be slightly sloped so the water will flow into the downspouts.
  • The two main types of gutter systems are sectional and seamless; sectional gutters are easier to install and more likely to be a do-it-yourself project, but are more prone to developing leaks. Usually seamless gutters are professionally installed.BobVila.com[1] provides a quick overview of the different types of gutters. DoItYourself.com[2] gives do-it-yourself instructions for vinyl rain gutters.
Additional costs:
  • Hauling away old gutters and downspouts can add $40-$100 to the total cost; check to see if this is included in a project estimate.
  • Downspouts can be replaced by decorative Japanese-style rain chains[3] which start around $20-$50 for basic models and can run $50-$200 or more.
Discounts:
  • Ask neighbors if they also want new rain gutters, and see if you can get a discount for several nearby projects.
Shopping for gutters:
  • Installing gutters is an inexpensive start-up business, so ask contractors about their training and experience -- make sure they're not new to the field. Request and verify references from satisfied customers, and check for complaints at the Better Business Bureau[4] . Get several estimates, and be sure the quotes are for the same type and quality of materials.
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Gutter Installation
Amount: $1,032.00
Posted by: C pearce in Tulsa, OK.Posted: June 14th, 2013 04:06PM
Sq Ft of Home: 2,000Linear Feet of Gutters: 205
Material: Aluminum
205' gutter and 9 downspouts. Walco Rollform did a great job.
I would recommend them to anyone in Oklahoma needing gutters.
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gutter installation
Amount: $1,860.00
Posted by: Homeowner in Nebraska in Crete, NE.Posted: May 31st, 2013 02:05AM
Sq Ft of Home: 4000Linear Feet of Gutters: 150
Material: aluminum
Just got this bid tonight after the Sears Home services rep stayed at my house for 5 hours. I agreed to it to get the appointment ended. After reading other posts I think this price is too high for this partial gutter replacement job. The bid has no description of materials or the exact linear feet. He was giving bids on siding, windows and doors and this was the lowest priced item. After 3 hours I said he needed to finish up and he still stayed an additional 2 hours preparing computer forms for me to sign electronically. I think I will use my 3 day right to cancel (5 or more days in some other states) and get a couple more bids that are more detailed. The information others have shared was very helpful. Thanks!
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Over Charged on Rain Gutters and downspouts and Misc materials
Amount: $1,130.00
Posted by: Richard V. in Agoura Hills, CA.Posted: February 21st, 2013 05:02PM
Sq Ft of Home: 1848Linear Feet of Gutters: 65
Material: Aluminium
In December of 2012, we hired a mobile home contractor, there was 65 linear feet to install rain gutters and four downspouts with elbows, screws, etc. Reading what we have above, we feel we were ripped of, granted it was Winter, however, it was during a dry period.
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Gutters
Amount: $4,235.00
Posted by: Jeff Moore in Alabaster, AL.Posted: February 5th, 2013 08:02AM
Sq Ft of Home: Linear Feet of Gutters: 120
Material: Seamless Aluminum
My Mom called to get an estimate from Gutter Guard she has a metal roof and could not get the system advertised on TV. So they sold her another version and she had to finance them to pay for them they left the old gutters on the property and did not install new down spouts in which the old ones do not match in color. She got ripped of and she is 77 years old.
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rainhandler rain-dispersal system
Amount: $1,100.00
Posted by: Jeremy C. in Rensselaer, IN.Posted: May 23rd, 2012 01:05PM
Sq Ft of Home: 1200Linear Feet of Gutters: 200
Material: MaintenanceFREE aluminum
Installed myself. no downspouts needed and nearly invisible. makes run-off into a 2-3ft spread of rain droplets. had them on for 5 yrs and have never had to clean a gutter since even with cottonwood trees around and hovering home. 25-yr warranty. www.rainhandler.com
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SMPLY SEAMLESS GUTTERS
Amount: $1,000.00
Posted by: PENNYWISE123 in BEAVERVILLE, IL.Posted: October 6th, 2011 08:10PM
Sq Ft of Home: 2800Linear Feet of Gutters: 200
Material: ALUMINUM
THESE GUYS ARE AWESOME THERE BID WAS HALF OF EVERYONE ELSE IF YOU NEED GUTTERS OR ANY THING ELSE CALL THEM 815 278 0014 IN KANKAKEE IRQUOIS AND FORD COUNTY IN ILLINOIS THEY ALSO DID SOME DRYWALL WORK , SIDING REPAIR AND ROOF REPAIR
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Thompson Creek
Amount: $4,100.00
Posted by: a user in Springfield, VA.Posted: August 7th, 2011 05:08PM
Sq Ft of Home: 2100Linear Feet of Gutters: 170
Material: seamless gutters
About 40% discount over costco quoted leaf guard price
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LeafGuard
Amount: $5,998.00
Posted by: We'llSeeAboutThis in Fredericksburg, VA.Posted: July 2nd, 2011 08:07PM
Sq Ft of Home: 2800Linear Feet of Gutters: 130
Material: .032 Aluminum
Pricing through Costco. Claimed all Costco customers get the same pricing schedule. Refused to negotiate. Not sure if this was a deal or not... Got a $700 cash card, so total price was $5298.
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Seamless Gutters
Amount: $510.00
Posted by: Country Livin' in Bennett, CO.Posted: June 26th, 2011 09:06AM
Sq Ft of Home: 1188Linear Feet of Gutters: 82
Material: 5" Seamless aluminum
Installed on a double wide mobile home. Half of the old gutters had already been removed and disposed of. Contractor installed 5" seamless gutters with hidden hangers and four new downspouts.
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Seamless Gutters in GA
Amount: $1,305.00
Posted by: Mewborn09 in Lawrenceville, GA.Posted: June 5th, 2011 07:06PM
Sq Ft of Home: 3600Linear Feet of Gutters: 207
Material: 6" Seamless Aluminum with downspouts
I had 207 ft of seamless aluminum gutters installed and 165 of downspouts installed on my home. The installer removed all the old materials, filled old anchor holes and actually replaced a section of wood rot.
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Seamless Gutters in Texas
Amount: $1,012.00
Posted by: FRED W. in Brownwood, TX.Posted: May 9th, 2011 01:05PM
Sq Ft of Home: 2300Linear Feet of Gutters: 148
Material: Aluminum Seamless 5" .027
Installed 148 linear feet of seamless gutter with (5) 3x4" aluminum downspouts (188 total feet)included removal of old vinyl gutter and fill old anchor holes. Used 1st Choice Home Improvements.
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Seamless Gutters in Alabama
Amount: $1,439.00
Posted by: a user in Pelham, AL.Posted: April 21st, 2011 06:04PM
Sq Ft of Home: 1600Linear Feet of Gutters: 124
Material: Seamless 5" Aluminum
Installed 124 linear feet of seamless aluminum gutter with (7) 3x4 aluminum downspouts (134 total feet) including removal of old gutters. Leaf Guard system installed on 124 linear feet of gutter.
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Seamless Gutters in Champaign, IL
Amount: $3.00
Posted by: john7759 in Champaign, IL.Posted: April 10th, 2011 12:04AM
Sq Ft of Home: 2200Linear Feet of Gutters: 125 + 4 dwns
Material: Aluminum Seamless 5" .027
Installed on single story home $575, old gutters where taken down and hauled off as well. I thought that was a perfect price.
Mike's Seamless in Farmer City, IL did the work. That was in 2010
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leafguard estimate
Amount: $10,000.00
Posted by: kimi in houston, TX.Posted: April 2nd, 2011 06:04AM
Sq Ft of Home: 2000Linear Feet of Gutters: 200
Material: leafguard
Quoted a little over $10,000 for gutters and dwnspouts. I laughed and he eventually came dwn to $7500 and threw in a free rain barrel. I refused. Thanks everyone here for all your info.
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New Gutters
Amount: $300.00
Posted by: Homeowner in Cordova, TN in Cordova, TN.Posted: March 14th, 2011 09:03AM
Sq Ft of Home: 2400Linear Feet of Gutters: 50
Material: Aluminum
Our new home had a small area around the back patio that did not have gutters, but needed them to help keep the patio dry. Only about 50' of gutters that needed two downspouts. Seamless aluminum with the two 3"x4" downspouts was $300 installed.
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Leaf Magic Gutters - Marietta GA
Amount: $1,721.90
Posted by: HomeOwners in Acworth, GA.Posted: February 19th, 2011 12:02PM
Sq Ft of Home: 1996Linear Feet of Gutters: 130'
Material: 6"Seamless aluminum
Price included removal of old gutters (free), 130' of 6" seamless aluminum white gutters ($4.50 per foot) with black leafree gutter guards($5.95 per foot) and 92' of 3x4 aluminum downspouts-6 downspouts of varying lengths($3.95 per foot). Comes with a 10 year warranty on gutters and downspouts, and if they ever clog or any animals get in them they will come out and clean them. Richard (owner) was wonderful! Zero pressure when he came out to give the estimate. He gave us a print out of all of our options and told us to give him a call if we decided to go with his company. So glad we did! They were extremely nice, professional, fast, and clean! Can't recommend them enough!! Thank you Leaf Magic Gutters! It looks great!
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RAIN TECH SEAMLESS GUTTERS
Amount: $1,225.00
Posted by: TIGERMAN in TRENTON, GA.Posted: January 28th, 2011 01:01PM
Sq Ft of Home: 1200Linear Feet of Gutters: 151
Material: ALUMINUM
QUICK, PROFESSIONAL, VERY CORDIAL, SWEET JOB REFERED BY BUILDING CONTRACTOR
6" trough / 4 DOWN SPOUTS / 4 MITRES (corners)
rain guard.
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LeafGuard via Costco
Amount: $7,000.00
Posted by: Ocno in anywhere, IL.Posted: November 23rd, 2010 06:11PM
Sq Ft of Home: 2800Linear Feet of Gutters: 240
Material: Aluminum
Quite pricey, but this is the quote I got. Lifetime guarantee from leaks in corners or clogged gutters. They are coated with baked on enamel or something. I guess its worth it if I dont have to risk life and limb climbing ladders each year to clean gutters. Supposedly 25,000 homes in Chicago metro have these installed.
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Seamless Gutter
Amount: $1,100.00
Posted by: Joojo in Prior Lake, MN.Posted: November 18th, 2010 05:11PM
Sq Ft of Home: 2316Linear Feet of Gutters: 180
Material: Aluminium
Quotes for 1100 to 1600 obtained. One quote with PVC materials for 1195. 4 3x4 downsprouts
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gutter helmet
Amount: $1,800.00
Posted by: Spirit Gutters in howell, MI.Posted: October 31st, 2010 07:10PM
Sq Ft of Home: 1100Linear Feet of Gutters: 150
Material: Tru guard
Done in one day dont have to clean my gutters out ever thats great thank you ryan
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New Gutters
Amount: $750.00
Posted by: Bobby21 in Anderson, IN.Posted: September 29th, 2010 01:09PM
Sq Ft of Home: 1800Linear Feet of Gutters: 208
Material: Seamless Alum
5" .027, 7-2x3 downspouts, 8 miters, no removal or haul-off (part of replace roofing job). Quoted $985 for 6" seamless and 3x4 downspouts.
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New Gutters
Amount: $1,600.00
Posted by: Geomancer in Chelmsford, MA.Posted: August 31st, 2010 05:08AM
Sq Ft of Home: 1232Linear Feet of Gutters: 164
Material: Aluminum
This was for the "Rain Pro" brand with 3x4 downspouts. They were the lowest price out of the 4 companies we got estimates from. Cost was higher than normal due to a sloped fascia requiring the gutters to be hanged from the roof.
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Gutters
Amount: $830.00
Posted by: Skystew in Sunset, VA.Posted: August 26th, 2010 02:08PM
Sq Ft of Home: 1600Linear Feet of Gutters: 101
Material: Aluminum
Aluminum Seamless with hidden hangers spaced 24" apart. 5-2X3 downspouts & 1-3x4 for awkward run; 4 deflectors & 3 mitered corners.
This price included caulking old spike holes & hauling away old gutters/downspouts.
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Copper gutters
Amount: $10,800.00
Posted by: scared to pay to much in Iron Mountain in Florence, WI.Posted: July 15th, 2010 03:07PM
Sq Ft of Home: 7000Linear Feet of Gutters: 240
Material: copper
Estimate for 260' of gutter, with 12 outlets, 5 miters, and 16 flat end caps. Discounted 10% for cash, from 11,940. I don't know if that's a good price or not.
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OKC Hail Storm
Amount: $611.00
Posted by: OUCam in Oklahoma City, OK.Posted: July 14th, 2010 03:07PM
Sq Ft of Home: 2236Linear Feet of Gutters: 197
Material: Aluminum - .027"
Was able to find a contractor do the above mentioned guttering plus 5 downspouts for the price above. Checked out their work prior to hiring them and it looked really good.
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Seamless Gutters
Amount: $2,425.00
Posted by: PC in Vernon in Vernon, TX.Posted: July 10th, 2010 05:07PM
Sq Ft of Home: 4500Linear Feet of Gutters: 441
Material: Aluminum
My house is out in the country, was very hard to get a gutter company to come look at the job. Had one company (Gutters & Covers) promise 5 or 6 times to show up but never did. Finally got North Texas Seamless to make the trip. They jumped right on the project and showed up as promised.
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Aluminum Seamless Gutter Installation American Seamless Gutter
Amount: $1,100.00
Posted by: HDA in Summerfield, FL.Posted: June 22nd, 2010 08:06AM
Sq Ft of Home: 3766Linear Feet of Gutters: 314
Material: 6" Wide .027 Gauge
Price included tax and installation as well as 7 downspouts Works out to 3.5 per ft
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