The average cost of gutter cleaning is between $1.00 and $1.50 per linear foot with most homeowners paying between $149 and $219. Gutter cleaning costs between $237 and $297 for a two-story home with 200 linear feet of gutters on average.
Leaves, branches and other debris might have become dislodged during the storm and found their way into your gutters. It might sound like a lot to keep up with, but spending just an hour checking and possibly cleaning out your gutters a few times a year is worth the amount of money you’ll save in potential damage.
Speaking in general terms, you should make a point of cleaning your gutters at least twice a year. Depending on what sort of foliage you have near your home (such as pine trees), you may want to clean once every three months.
If gutters are not cleaned and water overflows from the gutters, it will fall along the foundation of the building. This can soften the soil under and around it which will lead to foundation cracks. … In extreme cases, water damage can cause structural failure in a building.
Gutter replacement costs
When replacing guttering, the price can be estimated based on the length that needs to be replaced. Basic uPVC guttering generally begins at around £30 per metre. Cast iron guttering will be more like £60 to £70 per metre. Downpipe replacement costs are similar.
If the problems are large and cover significant portions of the gutter, an all-out replacement of the gutter is your best bet. If, however, the problems are small and confined, the existing gutter can probably be retained for the time being with repair work on those troubled spots.
Gutter installation costs between $585 and $1,537 for about 200 feet, or $1,058 on average. Vinyl gutters cost $3 to $5 per linear foot. Aluminum costs $6 to $12, steel $9 to $20, and copper $25 to $40 or more. Compare quotes from local gutter pros for the best price on your new gutters.
Galvanized steel and aluminum gutters, the most common type of gutters, have an average lifespan of 20 years, while copper gutters, a more high-end option, can last up to 50 years.
You can use a pressure washer with a gutter wand (hook-like curved attachment) to blast away all the accumulated debris in your gutters. You can just walk around the perimeter of your house and spray the inside of your gutters from the ground.
Prices vary depending on the type of property, how many metres of gutter need cleaning, the amount of debris, and whether specialist equipment is needed. $40 – $250.