How Much Does Gutter Repair Cost?

Typical Range:

$194 - $635

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Updated December 8, 2022

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The national average cost of gutter repair is $394. The average price range falls between $194 and $635 and depends on variables such as house height, type of gutter, gutter length, and the type of repair. Professional contractors charge between $4 and $30 per linear foot for labor, which is the typical industry pricing model.

The average cost of a full replacement falls between $1,600 and $2,175 per job. The cost to repair downspouts averages about $5 to $11 per installation, with a typical home of 200 feet of gutters requiring six downspout installations. Removing and disposing of faulty downspouts costs about $100 per job.

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National Average $394
Typical Range $194 - $635
Low End - High End $95 - $1,400

Cost data is based on actual project costs as reported by 11,722 HomeAdvisor members.

Gutter Repair Cost by Material

The material plays a significant role in determining how much you'll pay for gutter repair. Repairs on budget-friendly materials can cost as little as $75, while high-end materials can cost $350 or more to repair.

Type of MaterialCost Range (All-In)Average Cost (All-In)
Aluminum$85 – $200$140
Copper$125 – $250$185
Steel$100 – $225$160
Vinyl$75 – $200$135
Zinc$150 – $325$235

Aluminum Gutter Repair

At an average cost of $140, aluminum gutter repair can run you from $85 to $200. It's comparatively inexpensive to repair or replace, but it's prone to loosening, sagging, and bending. Thankfully, it's fairly easy to work with if it needs to be patched, reattached, or replaced.

Copper Gutter Repair

Copper cutter repair costs around $185, or between $125 and $250. While copper is fairly easy to work with, the base material price is more costly than aluminum and other less desirable materials. General repairs tend to fall on the lower end, but specialist work, such as removing the distinctive patina of weathered copper, costs much more because the work is time-consuming and labor-intensive.

Steel Gutter Repair

Repairing steel guttering typically costs $160, and you can pay anywhere from $100 to $225, depending on the issue. Galvanized steel is strong and durable, and the material itself is affordable. However, it's heavy, tough, and difficult to work with, so it takes more time and labor, hence the higher repair cost.

Vinyl Gutter Repair

A vinyl gutter fix costs around $135, or between $75 and $200. One of the least expensive materials, PVC, or vinyl, is easy to repair and replace. It's lightweight, the material has a low base price, and because it's easy to work with, it doesn't cost a lot in terms of labor. However, vinyl is the weakest guttering material. It degrades over time and with UV exposure and is prone to warping and cracking.

Zinc Gutter Repair

Expect to pay between $150 and $325 to repair zinc guttering, with most homeowners spending around $235. The cost of cleaning gutters made of zinc, removing blockages, and other simple tasks remain on par with less costly materials. However, zinc is tough and highly durable, making it challenging to work with. The increased labor cost and the higher material price account for the increase in repair price.

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Gutter Repair Cost by Style

Visual comparison of 3 gutter types and their costs, with K-style gutters ranging from $8.25 to $15 per linear foot

Box Gutter Repair

Box gutter repair or replacement costs between $20 and $50 per linear foot. Box gutters are a rarity today, found mostly on period homes where the homeowner wants to keep the original features. The most common type of repair is relining or patching, which is time-consuming and often requires a lot of material. 

Additionally, because of their age, box gutters are often lined with expensive materials such as copper and steel. And, if the soffits or cornices are damaged, replacing the gutters may make more long-term financial sense.

Half-Round Gutter

Expect to pay between $9.50 and $17 per linear foot to repair half-round guttering. Half-round gutters are easy to clean and generally require less maintenance than other types because the water flows smoothly along their rounded surfaces, without stagnating in ridges or crevices. However, as with other gutter types, they may still require repair from time to time, as they can sag, detach from the property, or require unclogging. 

K-Style Gutter

K-style gutters cost between $8.25 and $15 per linear foot to repair. How much you'll pay depends on the material and the problem. K-style gutters are a good choice for angular roofs and are the most common gutter type in the U.S. because of their high rainwater capacity and comparatively low cost. 

Seamless vs. Seamed Gutter Repair Costs

Seamed or sectional gutters cost less to repair than seamless ones. While seamless gutters are popular because there's less chance for leaks and less opportunity for debris to get caught and build up at the joins, they can increase repair costs.

With sectional or seamed gutters, if an area of guttering needs replacing, the contractor can just pull out the damaged section and install a new one. However, with seamless, if a small area is damaged beyond repair and can't simply be patched, the contractor will have to remove and replace the whole seamless length of gutter, which will cost more in terms of material and labor.

TypeCost Range (All-In)Average Cost (All-In)
Seamed$100 – $225$160
Seamless$125 – $250$185

Downspout Replacement Costs

Replacing downspouts costs between $5 to $11 per installation, depending on the type of materials in use. Removing and disposing of damaged downspouts costs an average of $100 per job.

If your home lacks any kind of downspout drainage system, a professional contractor should be able to design and implement one for an average price of $160 total.

Below is a table of downspout replacement costs per material type:

Downspout Replacement Costs
Type of MaterialAverage Cost (per linear foot)
Vinyl$5 – $8 per linear foot
Aluminum$5 – $7 per linear foot
Galvanized Steel$10 – $11 per linear foot
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Gutter Repair Cost Factors

Aside from materials and the shape of your gutter, you'll also have to consider other factors that impact the total repair price. 

Home Height

The height of your home affects the cost to repair your gutters. Single-story houses are the most affordable at an average cost of around $170 per job. Two-story homes average about $330 per job, and multi-storied homes ring up at $500 per job for gutter repair.

Galvanized Steel Gutter Repair by Home Height
No. of StoriesAverage Cost
Three or More Stories$500

Warranties and Insurance

Your gutters may have a limited warranty that covers you for some—but not all—issues related to wear, such as loose fixings, seams losing integrity, or unexplained leaks. However, the warranty may only be valid if you've kept up continuous gutter maintenance, so be sure to check your warranty’s terms. 

What your gutter warranty won't cover, your home insurance might. Many home insurance plans won't cover general wear and tear, but they most likely will cover damage from peril, which includes storms, tornadoes, or fire damage. But every policy is different, so check your policy wording carefully.

Additional Repairs

To enable gutter repairs or to get the most value from your contractor, you may want to have other repairs completed at the same time as your pro is fixing the gutters. If your pro is flexible and skilled enough, such as a local handyperson, they may be able to make minor repairs to fascia boards, soffits, and the roof itself alongside the gutters. As you're already refreshing a portion of your home's exterior, you may also want to consider a more extensive facelift by repairing siding, window trim, and more.

DIY vs. Professional Gutter Repair

Although you may be able to patch up your gutters yourself, professionals or handypeople are accustomed to working on ladders and can usually complete this kind of work quickly and easily. Trying to do it yourself can be risky due to the height and nature of the job. The safest choice is to find a reputable gutter repair company near you that can diagnose the problem and come up with a good course of action.

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Do roofers or handypeople fix gutters?

In some cases, roofers can repair gutters. This is most common when you also need work done on your roof, such as if they're replacing soffits, fascias, or missing shingles. However, a multi-skilled handyperson can also repair or replace guttering. If you have multiple smaller jobs—such as installing new trim, repairing siding, and similar jobs—you may maximize savings by hiring a handyperson to tackle all of these jobs alongside your gutter repair.

Should I install gutter guards or hangers?

You can install gutter leaf guards or hangers to offer extra protection to gutters by minimizing the amount of debris and buildup. This prevents the need for frequent cleaning. If you are having consistent issues with them, gutter cover or hanger installation is a viable option. The average cost of gutter guards is between $8 and $10 per linear foot.

Should I paint or replace my gutters?

Painting your gutters can be difficult depending on the type of material and overall condition. Giving your gutters a fresh coat of paint doesn't solve their structural or performance issues. If you're looking to give your home a fresh look, the cost to replace gutters is a better option to maximize efficiency.

When should gutters be replaced?

The average life expectancy of galvanized steel or aluminum gutters is 20 years. Copper gutters have a life expectancy of 50 years. A professional gutter installer in your area can give you the best estimates of longevity depending on what type you choose. Plus, they can advise you on seasonal home maintenance timelines throughout the year.

How much should I pay to have my gutters cleaned?

The national average cost for cleaning gutters comes in between $125 and $175 per job. Although it may seem like a chore, doing regular cleanings ensures that your drainage system is working properly. Also, it prevents the need for future repairs. Note that gutter cleaners are usually not gutter professionals and focus on cleaning out the gutter debris and not gutter functionality.