What are gutters for?
Gutters are troughs that are placed beneath the edges of a roof in order to catch and carry off rainwater to keep it from damaging the foundation of a home.
What types of gutters are there?
There are a number of gutter options, but the four major types commonly used in homes are:
What are gutter guards?
Gutter guards serve as a kind of cover for gutters and prevent debris from getting into them.
How much do gutters cost?
You should expect to pay somewhere between $500 and $8,000 for most jobs. The average price per linear foot is between $4 and $13. You may not be able to change material prices, but you can reduce the overall pricing by installing the gutters yourself.
How much do gutter guards cost?
The typical cost per foot could be between $0.50 and $10, however, that depends on the material you want to use. For an average-sized house with about 200 feet worth of gutters, plus installation fees, would be somewhere between $300 to $2,000, again, depending on the material you want to use as well as the installation difficulty.
When should you clean your gutters?
You should be aiming to clean out your gutters at least twice a year. Once during the spring and again in the fall, before winter hits. That is, unless, you live in a home surrounded by a lot of trees, then you should aim to clean out your gutters a lot more often than that. Check them every month or so just to make sure you are cleaning them enough and then adjust accordingly.
Written By Cecy Summers