Like any other home renovation or custom home building project in Toronto and surrounding areas, eavestrough job costs will depend on various things – material, labour, permits, how fancy and practical materials are, etc. Let’s take a look at a detailed breakdown of prices you will need to consider when starting an eavestrough project.
Everyday prices for eavestrough installation consist of:
- Labour – You need to set aside some money to cater for labour costs if you want the eavestrough installation done by a professional. An experienced carpenter can get the work done within a short period. An ordinary contractor will take around 7 hours to complete a 50-foot segment. Therefore, it may take up to three days to complete the job, translating to a total labour cost of $2200.
- Removal and Disposal – You will also incur a cost to remove and dispose of the old eaves. Professional eaves removal and disposal will cost you around $100.
- Cleaning – It’s recommended to have your eaves cleaned at least three times every year. The average cost of professional eavestrough cleaning is around $100 per support. If you decide to get a system, the prices could range between $1000 for a DIY and upwards of $5000 for a specialist/professional set up.
- Screens – You might decide to install downspout screens in addition to utilizing gun guards. Downspout screens allow water to drain out instantly by redirecting floating debris from the downspout opening. While installing eaves, either DIY or professional installation, you might consider installing heating components in areas prone to icing.
Calculate How Much It Costs to Install an Eavestrough in Ontario
The cheapest and best performing options to install eavestrough in Ontario are seamless aluminum gutters which cost about $15 per linear foot. Copper gutters, on the other hand, are more expensive costing more than $35 per foot depending on market value. Eavestrough installation cost depends greatly on the materials you select and the contractor you work with. The installation of 200 linear feet of gutters will cost you about $1,500, if you install the gutter yourself. If you hire a contractor, the cost can go up to $3,000.
Average Cost of Gutters
When working with a contractor, most homeowners spend between $2,500 and $3,500 to install 100 linear feet of gutters. Copper eavestrough installation typically costs between $2,500 and $4,000 for 100 linear feet. While the costs may seem a tad high, it is good to keep in mind the expensive problems that an old or damaged gutter can cause.
- Eroding the foundation
- Rot on the roof
- Mold in the attic
- Flooding in the basement
Any of the aforementioned problems will cost thousands of dollars. Needless to say, gutter replacement is not that expensive a project. The cost of installing a new gutter is approximately $15 per linear foot for basic projects of more than 50 feet. For a multiple story building, high pitched roof, or complex architectural gutter design, the overall cost will be 15-25% depending on the scope of work.
Ranch style houses typically need two gutters: one in the back and another in the front. You will also need a total of 1 downspout on every corner. If your house has a porch, you need gutters along the drip edge of the roof. Downspouts cost about $50 to $100. The cost depends on the materials used.
Cost of Different Gutter Materials
There are four popular options when it comes to gutters. While it may be tempting to go for the cheaper options, you will save a lot more in repair, maintenance, and replacement when you go for the high-quality gutters which are durable. Here are the most popular gutter options:
The aluminum gutters are more expensive than vinyl. The price starts at $15 per linear foot. The price varies mostly because there are various thicknesses of metal (gauge) available. Other than that, aluminum gutters are a great investment because they are durable, lightweight, and quite easy to install.
The drawback is they can be damaged by snowstorms and heavy winds. Aluminum eavestroughs are also prone to cracking in areas that experience extreme temperature fluctuations.
If you are searching for the ultimate choice, steel gutters make the best choice. They are durable, irrespective of the climate. As a result of this, galvanized steel gutters are more expensive. The price starts at $16 and may go as high as $26 or even more per linear foot. Steel gutters are ideal for areas with frequent severe weather.
The downside is the high cost. However, when you consider the performance and long life of galvanized steel gutters, the material is worth every penny. Another downside is the high eavestrough installation cost. These gutters are heavy, and they require soldering to be done. Professionals thus charge higher labor costs.
When it comes to luxuriousness, copper gutters are the best choice. They are mostly installed on luxury properties. They offer a noteworthy boost in curb appeal. However, it is good to note that copper gutters are some of the most expensive options on the market. They cost between $35 and $40 or more per linear foot.
You need to understand that copper gutters are installed simply for their aesthetic appeal. They don’t offer any added value in terms of durability and longevity. The installation cost of copper gutters is also about 15-20% more expensive than other materials.
Just like with most home improvement projects, labor costs attribute to about 50-60% of the total price. When working with a licensed contractor, you can expect to pay between $15 and $30 per linear foot to install a seamless gutter. You will pay more if your house is more than one story high because it is time-consuming and harder to install gutters on tall buildings. While it costs less to work with a handyman, you risk ending with poor installation if you don’t work with a professional gutter installer.
Last but not least, you need to note that most estimates do not include the cost of removing the existing gutters. Your budget for existing gutter removal should be about $250 to $300 for plastic gutters and about $100 to $150 for aluminum. Always inquire about the cost of removing your old gutters before hiring a professional. For a free inspection call Roofing Experts D’Angelo and Sons today!