Your gutters play an important role in protecting your roof and the rest of your home in Cranford. Gutters work hard to keep water away from the vulnerable parts of your home, so when it’s time to install new gutters or replace your old ones it’s important to know what you’re getting into. If you’re in the market for new gutters, Herts Roofing & Construction in Cranford will be happy to discuss your specific needs and give you a more accurate quote, but, in the meantime, we’ll take you through the factors that will impact the cost of new gutters in Cranford.
Average Cost of Gutters in Cranford
New gutter installation in Cranford generally costs between $4.00 to $6.00 per linear foot. The average Cranford home will require around 180 linear feet of gutters for a new gutter installation, which means you could expect to pay, on average, $720 to $1,080 for a new gutter installation in Cranford.
Perimeter of the House
Home sizes are typically described in square footage, so it can be a little difficult for the average homeowner to determine how many linear feet of gutters are needed to finish their new installation. Herts Roofing & Construction will take exact measurements to give you an accurate quote, but you can also determine the general cost of your gutters by estimating the perimeter of your home. You can get a rough idea of how may linear feet of gutters you will need by measuring each edge of the roof that will have gutters attached, then adding these lengths together. In Cranford, you can expect that this number will fall between 100 to 200 linear feet, depending on whether you have multiple stories that have gutters and whether you have gutters on all sides of the roof. The following numbers will give you an idea of what range your home will fall into based on the size of your home:
- 100 linear feet of gutter: $400 to $600
- 125 linear feet of gutter: $500 to $750
- 150 linear feet of gutter: $600 to $900
- 175 linear feet of gutter: $700 to $1050
- 200 linear feet of gutter: $800 to $1,200
The style of gutter you choose for your home can have a big impact on the cost of your gutter installation. There are several different styles of gutter that are popular in Cranford, each with their own benefits.
Seamless gutters are an exceptionally popular choice. They’re custom cut on site to get the perfect fit with no seams and are a very low maintenance and durable option.
Sectional gutters, like the name suggests, are sold in pre-cut sections which are typically 20 feet long. Sectional gutters are a convenient option due to the availability of the gutters, but suffer long-term durability due to the vulnerability of the seams.
Half-round gutters are created to allow for continuous drainage which helps avoid backups. They’re somewhat more expensive and not suitable for climates that receive a lot of precipitation which makes them a less common choice.
K-style gutters are the most common gutter style in Cranford and the rest of the United States. They can hold a lot of water which makes them an excellent choice for areas that receive a lot of precipitation, but they do need regular maintenance to avoid backups.
Box Style Gutters
Box style gutters are rectangular in shape. They’re not terribly common, but they offer a unique and traditional look which makes them a popular choice to compliment the style of historical homes and buildings.
The material you choose for your new gutters will also impact the overall cost of your gutter installation. Cranford homeowners typically opt for three common gutter materials:
Vinyl is the most inexpensive gutter material available on the market. Vinyl gutters offer a clean look to a home and benefit from not dealing with rust or corrosion. Unfortunately, they struggle to keep up with severe weather like high winds, excessive rain, ice, and snow.
Aluminum gutters are more expensive than vinyl, but still a very affordable option. They’re one of the most popular gutter choices in Cranford because they’re lightweight, easy to install, and offer great curb appeal. When well maintained they can last up to 20 years, so they offer a long-term cost effectiveness that vinyl often lacks.
Steel gutters are slightly more expensive than aluminum, but they’re very strong and great for all types of weather. They can also be painted and almost endlessly customized to match any style of home. The biggest drawback to steel gutters is that they often suffer from rust and corrosion if water is allowed to sit inside them.
Herts Roofing & Construction is your go-to for new gutter installation in Cranford. Call us today to discuss your new gutters!