Rain gutters perform the important function of diverting water away from your home, preventing soil erosion and water damage to your foundation and siding. When problems keep your gutters from working effectively, common repairs and maintenance tasks can get them back in order.
Length of Damaged Gutter
If your gutter requires significant work or replacement parts, the size of the affected area will impact the cost of parts, materials, and labor. Nationally, the average price for repairs on a span of gutter less than 10' is $156. Repair prices increase accordingly for longer spans: $177 for 10'-20', $206 for 20'-30', $208 for 30'-40', $211 for 40'-50', and $223 for repairing a length of gutter over 50'.
Leaks often occur when gutters develop holes or separate at their joints. Prices for repairing leaky gutters range from $116 to $251 and often vary with the complexity of the repair. Small holes can often be repaired with sealant, and caulking joints should resolve leaks where sections of gutter meet one another or at corners. Extensive damage may require installing patches or replacement parts, adding complexity to your repair.
Cracks in gutters may be sealed with sealant or patches, costing from $150 to $325. The material your gutters are made of will affect the cost of repair, since appropriate patches will vary. Common aluminum and vinyl gutter systems can be patched with inexpensive adhesives, while patching copper involves riveting and soldering. Repairing wooden gutters may require refinishing or disassembly to fit replacement boards or custom bent metal linings.
Gutters Disconnected from Downspout
Gutters which have become separated from downspouts can usually be reconnected with screws appropriate for your gutter material. This repair is generally completed for between $116 and $252, depending on the location of the joint and the materials needed to make the repair. Repairing or replacing damaged sections or connectors may add to the complexity and expense of the project.
Regular cleaning of gutter systems can prevent leaks and damage caused by the buildup of leaves and other debris. Gutter cleaning providers offer efficient periodic and seasonal cleaning and maintenance that can keep your gutters in good working order. Removing an excessive buildup of material that has clogged your gutters may increase cleaning rates, and typically costs from $112 to $243 across the country.
The weight of accumulated debris and standing water can cause gutters to sag and pull away from the wall. Once cleaned, sagging and leaning can be resolved by repairing or replacing the hangers and hardware that support the gutters. Prices for this service range from $130 to $281, depending on the severity of problems.
Missing Gutter Pieces
The expense of replacing gutter or downspout sections, joints and connectors depends largely on the type and size of the missing piece. Replacing small hangers or straps generally make for a simple repair, while fitting large sections of fallen gutter may require significantly more time and material. Prices for replacing gutter pieces range from $144 to $311, depending on the size and significance of the missing parts.
Improperly Pitched Gutters
The angle at which gutters are installed is essential to proper drainage of collected water. Gutters that were installed without correct pitch or have shifted from their original location must be corrected in order to prevent standing water that can lead to leaks. National prices for repairing the pitch of gutters are affected by the length of the span to correct and range from $130 to $282, since your contractor must detach and reaffix each section of affected gutter.
Gutter Repair Services
A number of issues call for repairs to keep your gutter system in good working order. Regular cleaning and maintenance checks can help detect and prevent problems that can lead to damage in your gutters or your home. Submit a work request for Gutter Repair today.