The cost of eavestrough installation really depends on a number of factors. These factors include many things, such as the type of eavestrough you want to install, the amount of material you need, the company that performs the installation, and much more.
So, without further ado, let’s look at the major factors that you will have to consider before purchasing your eavestroughs. Remember, the more time you spend considering each of these factors, the more informed you will be, and the better deal you will be able to negotiate.
Factors Affecting Eavestrough Installation Costs
It may seem strange that materials would play such a big role in the cost of eavestrough installation, but it really isn’t after you have seen the wealth of available options. Typically, in Calgary, we see the same type of eavestrough installed on most residential dwellings, which is aluminum. This material is durable, inexpensive and readily accessible, and as a result, there are many people who choose to make it their standard choice.
However, there are certainly more options available to you. In the same range of features (inexpensive, readily available, durable) is another fan favourite, vinyl. While vinyl eavestroughs have the same features, it is essential for you to note that they do have a distinct disadvantage in comparison to aluminum, and that is their brittleness. If Calgary didn’t experience such a wide variety of extreme temperatures, this wouldn’t be so relevant to note. Still, the chilling temperatures we do receive embrittle the vinyl, and they can be more prone to breaking as a result.
Otherwise, if you are looking for more expensive and more durable options, consider these three alternatives: wood, galvanized steel, and copper. Galvanized steel eavestroughs are the cheapest among these three options, but they actually have more durability than wood, albeit with substantially less curb appeal. Copper is an excellent option for beauty and strength, but it will run a much higher cost for installation over all the other options.
The Amount of Material
The amount of material may not seem like a big consideration if you are looking at the project from a new building standpoint, but it can be an important factor if you are interested in repairs or upgrades. For instance, after a heavy storm, only certain pieces of your eavestroughs will likely receive damage and replacing just those sections will be a far more manageable cost. In fact, sometimes it is better to slowly go about the repairs/ replacements as this can save you money and spread out your expenses in a more effective way.
The Company Performing the Installation
Finally, as you might expect, the company performing the work plays a significant role in the final cost of the project. Choose the cheapest company, for instance, and you may save initially, but as the project runs long and more material needs purchasing, you may end up paying more than other options. To get around this unfortunate possibility, make sure that you contact each company under consideration and get a quote. More than just the quote, though, try and get a feel for the company and their values as this will often be a better indicator of your happiness in the long run. That is, if you choose a company that you find trustworthy and upright.
The Cost of Eavestrough Installation
While each of these factors will play a role in the final cost of your eavestrough installation, there are a few common threads that run through each type of material installation, and one of those is the average cost.
Therefore, if you are considering a straightforward installation of aluminum, you are likely looking around $5-$9 per linear foot. For vinyl, the cost begins at $3 per linear foot, galvanized steel is slightly more expensive at $9-$21 per linear foot, and finally, the big and beautiful copper starts at $26 per linear foot for installation.
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