Having an idea about the factors that affect gutter pricing can help you get better value for your money. Impact Home Solutions, a top bathroom remodeler in the state, gives a breakdown of the costs below.
Just because a material is more expensive doesn’t necessarily mean it’s more durable. Even gutters made from expensive and durable materials won’t last long in a climate they’re not suited to. We’ve listed below some of the most popular gutter materials:
- Vinyl – Vinyl gutters are affordable and lightweight, come in a variety of colors, and are easy to install. However, they aren’t suited to cold weather, as they become brittle in temperatures below 10 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Aluminum – Aluminum is also lightweight and easy to install, but it’s a lot more durable than vinyl. And unlike galvanized steel, aluminum doesn’t rust easily. However, it is susceptible to dents.
- Stainless Steel – Stainless steel is one of the more expensive materials, but it’s also one of the most durable on the market.
When choosing gutters, you shouldn’t focus too much on the price of the material. Rather, you should focus on how well it serves your home’s needs and how long it will last. It may seem like installing cheap gutters makes financial sense in the short term. But over the long term, repeat replacements, not to mention potential damage to other parts of your home, can add up quickly.
The same goes for labor costs. Yes, labor costs comprise the bulk of gutter costs. However, hiring a cheap contractor can cost you a lot more in the long term. Less experienced contractors are more likely to commit installation errors that may damage not only your gutters but other parts of your home as well. That’s why you should only hire experienced contractors.
When to Get a Replacement
Wondering, ‘Do I need a new shower or new gutters?’ As a rule of thumb, if you’re wondering about when to get a replacement for your gutters or any other part of your home for that matter, it’s best to consult a contractor.
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Impact Home Solutions, a veteran-owned remodeler with nearly a decade’s worth of experience, offers a wide range of home improvement services. Need an estimate for a gutter or shower replacement cost? To get a free estimate, call us at (502) 206-2044 or leave us a message on this form.