Gutter replacement is a complicated job that should only be left to a trusted professional. To ensure a successful gutter installation, follow these helpful tips from Huff ‘N Puff, New York State’s leading gutter contractors.
Conduct a Visual Inspection
Before calling a contractor, perform a visual inspection of your gutters using binoculars. Take note of any issues, and discuss with contractors whether a replacement is the right solution or if you can get by with some repairs.
Research Gutter Types, Materials, and Cost
There are five styles of gutters: K-style, half-round, fascia style, seamless, and European. The first type is the most common with its flat back and bottom, similar to a crown molding. A half-round gutter is usually installed in historic houses, while the fascia style has a smooth surface and is generally installed on houses in the western part of the U.S.
For a quicker installation and long-lasting protection, consider seamless gutters. This type of gutter is formed using a big rolling machine. Except for corners and downspouts, the system contains no seams, making leaks virtually impossible. European gutters are made of copper and can be distinguished by their gutter bead that turns to the outside of the gutter.
You may choose from several gutter materials, like aluminum, steel, copper, and vinyl. The average cost of a gutter replacement is $922. Aluminum starts at 6$ per piece, while steel is between $11-33. Copper costs about $40 and even higher, while vinyl costs between $4-8. Note that these prices may also differ based on brands carried by contractors.
Work With an Experienced Contractor
Gutter replacement may seem like an easy task, but without the right training and equipment you risk making a mistake during installation that could be very costly. At Huff ‘N Puff, we provide professional advice and gutter services, and we are proud to be nationally recognized for our high level of customer service for replacement windows, patio doors, and seamless gutters.
Invest in a Gutter Protection System
Our gutters replacement services also come with gutter protection products such as Gutter Helmet® and Helmet Heat®. You will never have to worry about cleaning your gutters with Gutter Helmet, while ice dams that form during winter will no longer clog your gutter with Heat Helmet. These protection systems won’t take much time during installation and can help you save on future repairs.
For a free gutter inspection, call us today at (855) 483-3678.