You might be wondering how much new seamless gutters cost. Usually, the price of seamless gutters in the Chicago-land area is between $9-$15 per linear foot. Learn more about the factors that affect the cost of gutters below.
Aluminum gutters are usually attached to the fascia board. We remove screws, nails, or any other fasteners and existing gutters. Steel galvanized gutters, box gutters, and copper gutters require a lot more time to remove; a grinder needs to be used since the gutter apron is integrated into the original design and installed underneath the shingles or other roof membranes. Our installers grind off the area adjacent to the fascia, install new gutters, and tuck them under the existing gutter apron. Learn more about our gutter installation process.
Do you have a home that is a square shape, or does your home have a lot of curves, walls, roof planes, etc.? The more complex your home is, the more additional parts (e.g. corners) we need to use.
This also makes installation longer and, thus, a higher price of installing new seamless gutters.
How freely our installers can move around directly impacts the time to set up and complete a job. We check for any tight spaces they need to access and what angles the ladders have to be set at. We check for any obstacles such as fences, powerlines, porches, pools, etc. Greater levels of installation difficulty and risk will increase the price.
Building height and its structural design play a major role in pricing. The taller the building, the more difficult it will be for our team to install the gutters. Factors such as wind and ladder stability come into play. It will take more time and more manpower to install the gutters; our installers need to climb roofs and implement extra safety measures to properly and safely complete the job. When extra precautions have to be put in place, they will be reflected in the price.
Permit Fees Almost all the cities we service require permits. These are municipal requirements we as a company have to follow in order to protect ourselves and our customers. We make sure we follow all codes and procedures set forth by the cities we work in. Permits can range from $50 to 300+ depending on the city you live in.
Standard gutter systems are attached directly to a fascia board. However, if the fascia board is on an angle, we will need to add gutter wedges. If your home doesn’t have a fascia board, we will need to use gutter straps to install the gutters. All of these systems come with a different price tag. Some require more components, and therefore, longer installation time. More components and more time required will result in a higher cost for new seamless gutters. You also need to ask yourself if you need 5″ Gutters or 6″ Gutters.
Seamless gutter systems are only as good as their weakest link. We believe every component needs to be of the highest quality, especially if you live in cold weather climates such as Chicago. When getting estimates for your home, don’t just look for the lowest price; look for seamless gutter systems made using high quality materials. These include aluminum thickness, hanger type, sealant type, and even the screws used. You can learn more about what makes a great seamless gutter system here. You might pay more, but your gutters will last for years to come and save you money in the long run.
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