Your roof’s drainage system, which consists of gutters and downspouts, protects your home from extensive water damage by directing rainwater away from your property. Like the rest of your home’s exterior features, it will fail eventually due to long-term wear and tear, necessitating a replacement.
Whether it is a standalone project or as part of your roof replacement plan, the cost of new gutters varies depending on several factors. These include the following:
Removal and Disposal of the Old Gutters
Gutter replacement starts with the removal and disposal of your old gutter system. While you can do this on your own, you’ll risk damaging your roof and eaves in the process. The job is best left in the hands of experienced professionals who can do it safely and efficiently. It can add a bit to your initial investment, but the project helps you achieve significant savings because your roof will remain intact.
Your Choice of Gutter Material
The gutter’s material composition is one of the primary reasons why this important fixture is priced differently. Vinyl, for instance, is one of the most cost-efficient choices available on the market. It can drain water well, but doesn’t last as long as its counterparts. Aluminum, meanwhile, is the most common material used in making gutters. Lightweight and easy to install, it doesn’t accumulate rust like galvanized steel.
Type of Gutters
There are two types of gutters: sectional and seamless. Sectional gutters come in segments, which are connected along your roofline. They tend to cost less, but the presence of seams makes them more prone to leakage. Seamless gutters, meanwhile, are a single, continuous piece of metal that is attached along the entire length of your roof. Because the seams are at the corners, they are less likely to leak.
In addition to roofing and storm damage repair services, Mpact Roofing also specializes in installing high-quality gutter systems. Our specialists can also perform repairs and maintenance on your existing gutters as well as equip them with gutter protection systems. Give us a call at (512) 535-2053, or fill out our contact form to request a free estimate.