A reliable gutter system will direct rain water away from a home, protecting your siding, trim and foundation. Although cleaning your gutters regularly will help maintain them, eventually all gutters will need to be repaired or replaced. Before you replace your gutters, here’s what you need to know.

Do my gutters need to be replaced?

According to Angie’s List, there are five signs your gutters may need to be replaced:

  1. Your gutters have cracks or splits.
  2. Your gutters are faded or have become striped with dark gray streaks, often referred to as “tiger striping.”
  3. Water is pooling around your home’s foundation.
  4. There’s water damage underneath your gutters.
  5. Your gutters have begun sagging or pulling away from the house.

How much does gutter replacement cost?

Home Advisor says replacing gutters can cost anywhere from $200-$10,000 depending on the type of gutters you want and customization options. However, the average cost of gutters is $543-$1332.

The type of gutters, custom options and installation all affect the cost of gutters.

What kind of gutters should I buy?

Gutters come in many shapes, sizes and materials. Ply Gem offers two types of gutters: seamless gutters and sectional gutters. Sectional gutters feature a free-floating hanging system, allowing water to drain over if the downspout is clogged. Seamless gutters are made with aluminum coil and because they one piece, and not sectioned, reduce leaks.

The three most popular gutter materials include:

Vinyl Gutters

Vinyl gutters are inexpensive, costing as little as $4-$8 per piece and easy to install.

Aluminum Gutters

Aluminum gutters are a little more expensive, starting at $6 per piece. They’re weather-resistant and rust-proof, however, they are not as durable as other materials and can dent easily.

Stainless Steel Gutter

Stainless steel gutters are durable, but will cost you quite a bit more than vinyl or aluminum, starting at $11 per piece and often costing upwards of $33 per piece.

What about leaf guard systems?

Maintenance costs can be kept down by installing gutter protection. Leaf Guards allows water to flow through gutters, while debris is kept away from your gutters with a normal breeze.

Ready to replace your gutters?

Contact My Remodel at 630-357-6600 and find out how we can assist with your gutter replacements.