Frequently, customers ask for a “per foot price” over the phone or by email. I usually reply “well, how many fingers am I holding up?”, which typically triggers the response “how would I know I can’t see you hand through the phone”. The same is true with quoting a gutter system over the phone. Because each home is different, there are many factors that are applied to accurately & fairly quoting a gutter system. How often do we change the price when we show up at the job because “we didn’t see, or didn’t know over the phone”, never. We note even the smallest details in our estimates because even a downspout extension makes the difference when it counts.
We back all our written quotes with 30 day guarantee & our workmanship with each gutter installation for 7-10 years (depending on the product). Also, we believe, that if a gutter company isn’t staffed to get the details correct before the job is sold, how can they support the customer after the job is finished. We offer many rain gutter types that differ in metal type (aluminum, copper, zinc), profile (K-Style, Half Round, Rain Pro, Box style) and then there are a number of combinations with leaf protection covers. During our free estimates we review the options your interested in with no pressured to buy.
Our estimators are paid hourly, not by commission, meaning your estimator is there for your needs not just his own, and isn’t just thinking about how to get the ticket larger for a larger commission check. As BPI Certified Building Analyst our estimators look at your home as a complex system where keeping out moisture is a key to your home’s durability not just their paycheck.
When planning to replace your old gutters with new a rain gutter system you should expect your estimator to include the cost of the removal of old rain gutters and downspouts, potentially replacing rotted wood work, and even recommend new flashing. Often times neglected rain gutters backup causing fascia rot. Old, original aluminum or wood gutters often hide problems that homeowners are not aware of until the old gutters are removed. When we provide you with an estimate we disclose up front what any potential wood replacement costs are so that your not caught off guard by the open ended prices of what other contractors consider “change order cha-ching”.
Although gutter companies have different ways of pricing rain gutter a general reference per foot price for aluminum gutter installed is roughly $10-16 a foot. This naturally varies based on height, number of sections of gutter and downspout, etc, but it is a good budgeting number. For more advice on gutter pricing try this great article from This Old House. For a FREE no pressure, no hassle estimate fill out the form below, or call our office at 888-KING-348.