The better and longer-lasting solution to old and failing gutters is a replacement. But this home upgrade, while seemingly straightforward, will still put a dent in your budget. The amount you’ll need to spend, however, will depend on a number of important factors. The premier roof inspection and maintenance expert, MASCON Inc. shares what can influence the final price of your new gutter system.
1. Gutter Material. Your choice of material can either add to or reduce your gutter replacement cost. Plastic and vinyl gutters are the least expensive options, but they generally don’t hold well under extreme weather conditions. Galvanized steel is slightly more expensive and durable, but is prone to corrosion. If you stick to these options, you might end up having them replaced in just a few years.
You should consider aluminum gutters instead. They are reasonably priced and unlike steel, can effectively resist corrosion. Plus, aluminum gutters are lightweight and easy to maintain. And when installed properly by a reliable gutter and roof replacement contractor like MASCON Inc., they can deliver decades of superior draining performance.
2. Gutter Type. The standard gutter system usually comes in traditional segmented or seamless types. The former is less expensive and can even be DIY-ed, but this type of gutter system is prone to congestion and leaks. You should definitely check out the latter. Seamless gutters are crafted on-site using specialized equipment, plus they are designed to fit perfectly along your roofline. These add to the overall cost, sure, but their sleek appearance and excellent, longer-lasting draining performance more than makes up for it.
3. Gutter Protection. This is an optional addition to a new gutter installation, but you should still consider it. A gutter protection system can help prevent congestion resulting from leaves and debris buildup. This, in turn, significantly reduces the need for regular gutter cleaning.
MASCON Inc. is not only your one-stop shop for quality commercial roofing services–we can also handle your gutter replacement needs. With our top-tier seamless gutters and gutter protection systems, we’ll keep your home safe and intact from water damage. We serve Austin, TX and the surrounding areas. Call us today at (512) 376-5096 or fill out this contact form to schedule your roof evaluation.