Eavestrough Installation Cost
Your home may be the biggest investment you ever make, so you need to protect that. Eavestroughs are important because they can prevent water damage to your roof, siding, and foundation. But how much does eavestrough replacement installation cost?
A number of factors are involved in determining an estimate for eavestrough installation.
- How big is your house? The bigger the roof, the more eavestroughing is required.
- How many storeys is your house? A single storey or ranch-style home will cost less than a two or three storey home.
- How complicated is your roof? A simple single storey roof on a square or rectangular house will cost less than a house with multiple peaks and valleys, garages, summer kitchens, etc.
- What quality are you looking for? As with anything else, there are basic, medium and high-end options in terms of materials.
- Will you want a screen installed to prevent leaves and other organic materials from getting into the eavestroughs?
What do you need to think through before installing new eavestroughs? Here are some of our most frequently asked questions:
- Colour – eavestroughing is available in a wide variety of colours to match almost any home exterior
- Durability – there are a few choices in materials when considering new eavestroughing. Professionals always choose metal because it gives you the best bang for your buck.
- Warranties – how long a product is expected to last will be reflected in the price
How do you know if your eavestroughs need replacing?
- Eavestroughs are loose. Loose eavestroughs cannot trap water if they’re not secure.
- Cracks in the seams or rust compromise the effectiveness of your eavestroughing allowing water to pool against your roofline or foundation.
- Water is escaping from your downspouts and is running down the side of your house or is pooling near the foundation.
- Eavestroughs are bent out of normal shape either by storm damage, age, or the weight of ice.
Having eavestroughs replaced professionally is more expensive than doing it yourself, but let’s compare what you get. Professional installation means you get seamless eavestroughing, so there’s no seams to leak or come apart. Professional installation means you can take advantage of full product warranties. Professional installers will also be trained in how to efficiently direct the flow of water off your roof and away from your home’s foundation and will guarantee their work. Their workers will be fully insured and will get the job done quickly with as little hassle as possible.
How much have you saved by a do it yourself eavestrough installation when you are using materials that may only last two years? If you have to keep redoing the work, are you any farther ahead? One tumble from a ladder leading to injury and time off work will make professional installation cheap!
Contact Watershed Roofing today for a free quote.