# How to Calculate the Cost of Gutter Installation

Just like with any home project, it’s important to figure out the cost of gutter installation before you jump in. Gutter installation ranges in price depending on what type of gutters you use and how big your home is. Gutters are not a one-size-fits-all which is why Good to Go Gutters cuts your seamless gutters on site – a guaranteed perfect fit every time!

## What determines the cost?

There are many variables in determining the cost of gutter installation:

Height – the heights that we have to scale to install a gutter span impact the pricing. The lower your rooflines are, the less expensive those spans will be.

Leaf guards – leaf guards are an optional component to your seamless gutters. Keep in mind that leaf guards help reduce the maintenance needed for your gutters. They can be well worth the expense!

Design of the home – the layout of the home has an impact on the cost of the gutters. A simpler design with fewer rooflines will require fewer gutter spans and will thus cost less. More elaborate designs that require more corners, downspouts, and overall spans will increase the costs.

Distance – the longer the spans, the greater the cost.Type of gutter – we offer both five-inch and six-inch seamless gutters. The benefit of six-inch gutters is that they carry 50% more water. This means that there is more water controlled and managed. Six-inch gutters cost an average of 25% to 30% more than five-inch gutters. Five-inch gutters tend to be our most popular option.

## How to determine the cost of gutter installation

To know the total cost, first you’ll have to measure the area of your roof and the roof pitch:

1. Measure the lengths and widths of each area of your roof.
2. Multiply each length and width to get the square footage of that area.
3. Add those numbers to get the total square footage.
4. Hold a level horizontal with one end touching the roof surface.
5. Measure 12 inches along the level from the end that’s touching the roof.
6. At that point, measure the space from the roof to the bottom of the level — that’s the pitch.

Then, you’ll need to multiply the roof square footage by a number determined by the roof pitch, and use the resulting number to choose gutter measurements.

Once you know how many feet of gutters you need, you can choose the type of gutter. Depending on your budget, you can choose inexpensive materials like aluminum and vinyl or more expensive materials such as stainless steel and copper.

Keep in mind, there are pros and cons to all gutter materials!

## Call Good to Go Gutters today!

The simplest way to learn the cost of gutter installation is to give us a call! Good to Go Gutters promises quality work and a quick turnaround time. We’re a local business that believes in treating every home as if it is our own. Give us a call today for your free estimate!