Select a product category to learn more about the product offerings available at your local ABC Supply branch. Aluminum rain gutters, protect downspouts by 26%, aluminum, steel, copper. The following cost estimates are based on 150 linear feet of gutters in a single-story home. Downspouts are required every 40 feet, so four downspouts are included in the estimate.
The gutters are seamless or sectional. The seamless gutters are made of metal. They are manufactured and installed only by professional companies. Meanwhile, the sectional gutters are made of metal or vinyl and can be installed by professionals or DIY enthusiasts.
Nine out of 10 metal gutters are made of aluminum instead of steel because aluminum is corrosion-resistant and lightweight. Seamless gutters, sometimes called continuous gutters, are metal gutters formed by the extrusion of large aluminum coils through a manufacturing machine. The gutter can be created with the exact length needed without having to join the sections of the gutter together. The only joints are in the corners.
Seamless gutters are very popular because leaks along the gutter are virtually eliminated halfway through the gutter. Since they can only be formed with a large machine mounted on a truck, professionals install seamless gutters. Aluminum gutters in prefabricated sections of 8 or 10 feet can be attached in the house to the desired length. The sections are stitched with screws or rivets and with gutter sealant.
At the ends, the sections are cut to size to fit in the corners. Aluminum sectional gutters can be installed by a professional gutter company, contractor, or homeowner. An advantage of sectional gutters is that the individual sections can be removed and replaced if damaged. Meanwhile, seamless gutters require that the entire route be replaced.
Vinyl sectional gutters are newer on the market than metal gutters. Vinyl gutters have the same size and side profile as metal gutters. Sectional vinyl gutters are easy to install because the material is easy to cut and drill. Vinyl gutters are also much heavier than aluminum gutters, making them heavier in the house, especially when filled with water and leaves.
Galvalume gutters are made of steel with a coating that is approximately half aluminum and half zinc. The steel base gives galvalume gutters strength that surpasses aluminum gutters, and the neutral gray aluminum-zinc coating provides a rugged housing that protects against rust. Galvalume gutters are often combined with modern or contemporary homes. Water deposited on the ground by a downspout can be as harmful to the foundation of the house as having no gutters or downspouts.
The solution is a downspout extension, a pipe above or below the ground that moves water between 3 and 40 feet away from the house. Are your gutters damaged and need to be replaced? The lifespan of gutters depends on their area and the amount of rain, snow and debris that ends up in the gutters. Frequency and level of maintenance are also important. You can expect most well-maintained aluminum gutter systems to last up to 20 years.
It will generally be less expensive for you to install the gutters yourself. You eliminate all labor costs and any surcharges associated with hiring professionals. However, you may need to buy or rent some tools. The lifespan of gutters depends on their area and the amount of rain, snow and debris that ends up in the gutters.
The following table breaks down the range of the cost of replacing gutters if the company charges more for the removal and removal of gutters, plus 15 feet for repair or replacement of fascias. .