Gutters wear out. They separate at the seams and come away from their mounts. Homeowners might not know about seamless gutters. How much is needed? How much do they cost?
How Much Is Needed
Although the typical gutter for a house is five to six inches, it’s sold by the foot. The seamless type measures from 20 to 30 feet.
Several things affect that length, such as the architecture of the roof, the elbows, miters, and downspouts.
Homeowners should have a professional measure their roof for seamless gutters. Some portions of the gutter are measured by the foot such as elbows and miters.
The pitch of the roof affects how much rain flows from it into the gutters. A roof’s area matters as well. For example, the area of a ranch house’s roof won’t impact the gutters like the roof area of a two-story house would.
The price of the gutter is charged by the foot. That means elbows, miters, and downspouts, too, even if they’re only inches in area. That will vary in different parts of the country. In the mid-west, the charge is $4.50 to $7 for five-inch gutters and $5.50 to $9 for six-inch gutters.