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Gutters are a vital part of your home, protecting your roof and walls from damp and decay. If you are looking for gutters with minimal maintenance, you might be considering the seamless model – there is no risk of leaks, and the metal variety is coated to resist rot and erosion. While looking after seamless metal gutters is easy, installing them certainly is not. You will need to call a team of professional gutter contractors to ensure your new system is entirely up to scratch.

How it works

Installing new seamless gutters is a job for experienced professionals. Luckily, it's easy to find the right gutter companies in your area when you use Handy. Just answer a few quick questions about your new or replacement gutter project, and you'll be connected with local service providers for a free quote.

Gutter installation cost

 

Gutter replacement costs vary depending on whether you choose sectional or seamless gutters, and the material used. Seamless gutters are more expensive but require much less maintenance. Prices are usually charged by the foot, with the average homeowner spending between $850 and $1,000*. A contractor may charge extra for removing existing gutters and for gutter guard installation.

 

Types of seamless metal gutters

 

Aluminum

Aluminum is a hugely popular choice because it's durable, and it looks great. The average cost is $6 to $12 per linear foot*, but aluminum gutters can last up to two decades.

 

Copper

Copper is a more expensive choice but may be the best option if you live in a harsh climate as it doesn’t rust. Prices start at around $25 per linear foot*. Steel Steel gutters are extremely strong, but unless they are made from stainless steel, they are more prone to rust than aluminum. The average cost of steel gutters is between $9 and $20 per linear foot*.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the advantages of seamless gutters?
Seamless gutters might cost you more than sectional gutters, but most contractors will tell you it is worth the investment. Over the years you will find they are much more durable, require less maintenance and, because they're less prone to leaks, can reduce the risk of damage to your home.
Which size of gutters should I install?
The most common size is either five or six inches, and the best option for your home largely depends on the climate where you live. If your area is prone to heavy rainfall, it is best to choose the six-inch variety for your rain gutter installation because they can hold far more water.
How long do seamless gutters take to install?
Because seamless gutters are cut to the exact specification of your home, they can be quicker to install than sectional gutters. Some installations can be completed in a single day, although the job can take longer if you have a large home or existing gutters that need to be removed.
Can I paint my seamless metal gutters?
If you choose aluminium seamless gutters, you will need to use appropriate products to paint them. Do not use anything containing ammonia, as this can react with the aluminium. Both aluminium and steel gutters come in a choice of colors, so you might find it is not necessary to paint them if you choose an option that is already connected your home.

*Cost estimates referenced are sourced from HomeAdvisor, Angie's List and other national home improvement websites.

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