During a gutter replacement project, most homeowners will also need to have downspouts and end covers installed, in addition to the gutters themselves. Fortunately, downspouts and end covers are often affordable add-ons to your gutter project. It's important to budget them accurately, as they're often needed to complete a well-functioning gutter system. For example, if you need 200 linear feet of gutter, expect to have 6 drops.
Vinyl is starting to grow in popularity for household items, such as windows, doors and even terraces. Vinyl materials also work well for gutters. Vinyl gutters don't rust over time, but they're not as strong and durable as other materials. Vinyl gutter options are susceptible to fading and sun damage and will break if you place a ladder against them.
Plus, you can't paint a vinyl gutter and the color options are quite limited. Vinyl gutters are not recommended for cold climates because the cold can cause them to break. Because gutters are sold and installed with a linear foot, the larger your home, the more gutters you'll need to install. To suspend the gutter just below the outer edge of the roof, hangers or brackets are used approximately every two feet to provide stability, allowing the gutter to remain in place with the additional weight of the water.
Below are the average costs of 150 linear feet of seamless and seamless gutters installed in different sizes. Many gutter installations require additional supplies and gutter parts, increasing the total cost beyond simply measuring by the linear foot. For a 1,500-square-foot home, you'll need an average of approximately 160 feet of gutters or approximately 10 to 11 feet of gutters per square foot of your home.