Vinyl Gutter Installation Cost

How much does it cost to install vinyl (PVC) gutters?


Residential gutters are made up of horizontal gutter sections attached at the roof edge, and vertical downspout sections that carry the water to the ground. A typical home will need 125 to 200 feet of gutters with downspouts every 35 feet of gutter. It is further necessary to conduct water away from the foundation at ground level.

Consider the example of a typical single-story home installation including 140 feet of 4" PVC gutter with four mitered corner fittings, and four downspouts (each 10 feet long) with elbow fittings and splash block (plain stone), and including all mounting material.


The national average DIY cost estimate for the example installation materials is $488 with a high value of $571 and low value of $473 (by region). Furthermore, the DIY homeowner should count on 13 hours of work between two persons (a 6.5 hour day for the crew), and will need to be working safely atop ladders or scaffolding. Normal hand tools are necessary, and a power drill will be useful for drilling and screwing.

The national average professionally supplied and installed price estimate is $777 with a high of $971 and low of $699 (by region). The price includes 9 hours of work by a two person crew (a 4.5 hour day for the crew).


Cost breakout


  • The material cost of the horizontal mount 4" PVC gutter sections including necessary hangers and couplers is around $2.00 per foot, and professional installation cost is an additional $1.80 per foot. 
  • Corner fittings cost $7 each and $3 each to be installed professionally. 
  • The larger 5" gutter section material cost is about 15% greater than the 4" example. 
  • The material cost of the vertical mount downspout section is around $1.15 per foot and additionally about $0.80 per foot to be professionally installed. 
  • Additionally about $45 of material cost per downspout is required for elbows, brackets, and a splash block. 


Enhancement and improvement costs


  • Gutter Guards - there are dozens of varieties of gutter guards, with DIY and professionally installed options among them. The costs for a system can range from as little as $200 (DIY) up to $3600 for a professional installation;
  • Downspout Screens - in addition to using gutter guards, a homeowner may want to consider installing downspout screens. These redirect floating debris away from the downspout opening and allow water to drain away immediately.
  • Heat Tape - there are many heating elements that are impervious to the effects of freezing temperatures, ice, and water and these will help to prevent ice from forming on top of, or inside a gutter. While a homeowner is installing gutters, or having them installed professionally, they may want to consider installing heating elements wherever icing occurs


Additional considerations and costs


  • The example cost above would increase by about $80 for a two story home.
  • Removal of old gutters by contractor will cost around $65 in the example.  
  • Professional gutter cleaning will cost approximately $75 for a single service. In most areas it is necessary to clean gutters at least three times each year.


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Cost to install vinyl (PVC) gutters varies greatly by region (and even by zip code). To get free estimates from local contractors, please indicate yours.

Labor cost by city and zip code

Compared to national average
Alto, NM
-45%
Amarillo, TX
-15%
Arlington, TX
+6%
Arlington, VA
+38%
Arvada, CO
-3%
Athens, GA
-9%
Atlanta, GA
+24%
Austin, TX
+13%
Baltimore, MD
+12%
Baton Rouge, LA
+19%
Beaverton, OR
+15%
Boise, ID
-11%
Bokeelia, FL
-9%
Boynton Beach, FL
-2%
Brentwood, NY
+17%
Broadview, IL
+40%
Bronx, NY
+32%
Buffalo, NY
-1%
Chandler, AZ
-2%
Charlotte, NC
+6%
Chicago, IL
+40%
Cincinnati, OH
+6%
Cleveland, OH
+7%
Colorado Springs, CO
-3%
Columbus, OH
+5%
Corona, CA
+19%
Corpus Christi, TX
+4%
Cypress, TX
+8%
Dallas, TX
+10%
Detroit, MI
+16%
Etowah, TN
+3%
Everett, WA
-14%
Fayetteville, NC
-20%
Fort Lauderdale, FL
+2%
Fort Worth, TX
+6%
Fresno, CA
-6%
Fullerton, CA
+22%
Garland, TX
+8%
Grand Prairie, TX
+6%
Hillsboro, OR
+15%
Houston, TX
+24%
Indianapolis, IN
+6%
Jacksonville, FL
-1%
Katy, TX
+63%
Kissimmee, FL
-20%
Lawrenceville, GA
+16%
Littleton, CO
+2%
Louisville, KY
-7%
Malden, MA
+36%
Memphis, TN
+11%

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