Galvanized-Steel Gutter Costs

Gutters are installed at the roof edge in order to collect rainwater and direct it to the ground via downspouts.

You will find that the cost to install average galvanized-steel gutter depends upon material and finish grade, length, width, fittings, preparation and special needs, and the labor rate.

In the following table the Labor Cost figure is what the able and prepared DIY persons should expect to save by performing the corresponding tasks.

Gutter installation: 150 feet with 4 corners and 4 downspouts on a single story home; include all material, equipment, and waste.

ItemUnit CostQuantityLine Cost
Galvanized steel gutter: install sections of 5" galvanized-steel gutter, including hangers, couplers, and touch up. Include 4 corners and 4 outlet fittings.$2.74per foot161$439
Downspout: 10' sections, 2" x 3" rectangle or round.$50.38each4$202
Downspout accessories: for each downspout; anchors, hardware, 3 ells, 1 splashblock.$49.50each4$198
Remove and dispose:  150 feet of gutter; include transport and non-hazardous dump fees.$45per CY3$135
Material Cost$6.49per foot150$974
+ Labor Cost (remove)$32per hour6$192
+ Labor Cost (replace)$36per hour14$504
Total Cost$11.13per foot150$1,670

Other considerations and costs

  • These prices are for service in the immediate area of the provider.
  • Taxes and permit fees are not included.
  • Galvanized-steel requires no painting, its bright-finish burnishes with time.
  • A two-story home will require additional downspout sections listed above, and may add safety rigging cost and 10% more man-hours.
  • Gutter cleaning service costs around $75, some regions demand 3 services per year.
  • Vinyl gutter guards that snap in place cost from $1 to $3 per foot.
  • Gutter heating-tape material is available to prevent gutter freezing situations. 

DIY considerations

  • This project is somewhat suitable for DIY with a good set of tools and skills.
  • Partial DIY may be possible with the remove and dispose task.
  • The work is atop ladders or scaffold that may require safety measures.
  • Installation imperfections will negatively affect curb-appeal.


  • Craftsman Estimator Costbook, complete series year 2015.
  • Latest prices found on Home Depot and other vendor Web sites.
  • Literature review of DIY Web sites.                       

Cost to install galvanized-steel gutter in my city

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