Gutter Installation Cost

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Old 04-11-17, 11:40 AM
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Gutter Installation Cost

Just looking for a little guidance - I'm getting quotes to have gutters installed, basically two 38' runs and two 19' runs. For seamless gutters with a leaf guard and a 20 year guarantee I was just quoted $2,948, without the leaf guard around $1,300.

Not sure what I was expecting but this seems to be a lot for gutters, any opinions/comparisons out there? This equates to roughly $25/foot.

One note - the warranty includes them cleaning/unblocking IF I buy the leaf guards.
 
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Old 04-11-17, 01:32 PM
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I haven't bought gutters in about 15 years now but I shopped around and got mine for $3.50/foot so $25/foot certainly sounds high to me.

Have you received any other bids?
 
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Old 04-11-17, 01:42 PM
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I have another guy coming tomorrow to do a quote for comparison so we'll see, I'll post details as to how things pan out. $3k seemed very expensive but them being guaranteed not to get clogged up for twenty years is appealing, I do't relish the thought of getting a ladder up there to install my own leaf guards - then again my house sits high, there are no trees overhanging so it's not unrealistic to consider skipping the leaf guards and more than halving the cost.
 
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Old 04-11-17, 02:13 PM
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What are the odds of a gutter company being around in 5 years let alone 20 to do warranty work?

Not saying it won't happen but.....
 
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While I don't disagree this is the services arm of the big orange box store, I used them a while ago for siding and their warranty was great, the first install faded and they came back and replaced it all at zero cost for labor or materials.

So, yes they're expensive but having said that I do have confidence in their warranty - just maybe not enough to pay a significant overage for it.
 
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Old 04-11-17, 03:19 PM
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...this is the services arm of the big orange box store...
I'd bet money the "guarantee" is from the sub-contractor and not the mega-mart homecenter. The primary thing you get using the big box store's contractor is convenience, not savings. I would not rely on any guarantee being honored twenty-plus years down the road.

I could be wrong.
 
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Cost

When dealing with big box, you are paying them plus the contractor. Both have mark-ups. Go with a local. independent gutter installer.

The clean-out will be one time before the installation.
 
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I had seamless 6 inch .032 gauge gutters and 3x4 (oversize) downspouts installed 2 years ago in NE Ohio. I went with the flat style gutter guards (essentially flat covers with small punched holes). Total came to about $5.50 per foot.
 
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38' + 38' +19' +19' = 114'

$2,948 / 114 = $25.85/foot
 
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Old 04-11-17, 07:23 PM
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The very last place I'd be getting prices for anything would be a box store!
There price will be about double of a local real contractor.
The last few years I was in business all I did was go behind all the screw ups the box store subs did and redid what they had done. and the box store paid for the redo.
Funny part is they would not hire me to do it in the first place.
 
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Old 04-12-17, 08:39 AM
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Just got another quote from a highly rated local installer, $1,160 without leaf guards or $1,856 with leaf guards included so, by comparison $16.28/foot vs. the other quote of $25.85/foot - clearly the favored candidate at this stage.
 
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Old 04-30-17, 04:32 PM
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I had seamless gutters installed here about two year ago, two 70' and two 30' runs for just under $900.00
 
 

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