Early planning and meticulous budgeting can help keep the costs of a gutter replacement cost under control. And while it’s important to stay within budget, you shouldn’t get too preoccupied with the costs. Focus instead on how you can maximize your returns on investment on your new gutters.
What are the different factors that can affect gutter pricing? And how can you maximize your ROIs? Custom Installations, your trusted roofing and siding contractor, provides an overview here:
Your new gutter system won’t last if the material used to manufacture isn’t suited to the local climate. Remember: There’s no such thing as a one-size-fits-all approach in home improvement projects, and gutter replacements are no exception.
Here’s an overview of the most widely used gutter materials:
- Vinyl – Vinyl gutters are lightweight, easy-to-install, and the most affordable option on the market. They’re relatively common in areas that receive little rainfall or rarely see snow. However, they’re not the most cost-effective choice for homeowners living in cold climates. That’s because vinyl becomes brittle in sub-zero temperatures.
- Aluminum – Aluminum gutters are a more durable alternative to vinyl gutters. They’re lightweight, easy-to-install, and rust-resistant.
- Copper– Copper gutters are a bit on the pricey side, but if you’re looking for exceptionally durable gutters, they’re well worth the investment. They can last anywhere from 50 to 150 years and add a sophisticated elegance to your exterior.
It might be tempting to hire the roofer with the lowest bid. However, this will likely cost you more in the long run. After all, it’s not uncommon for less experienced roofers to offer lower bids to attract more customers. The problem with hiring less experienced contractors is that they’re prone to making costly installation errors. To protect the ROIs on your gutter or metal roofing replacement, only qualified contractors should handle their installations.
Looking for experienced roofers near you?
Custom Installations has been providing professional roofing services, including gutter replacement services, to local residents since 1969. To get a free estimate, call us at (847) 558-1967 or fill out this form. We serve homeowners in Highland Park as well as the surrounding IL communities.