PVC Gutters Installation Cost

How much does it cost to install 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.

Installed average PVC gutter costs will vary with total gutter length, building height, labor rate, and the number of corners, couplers, hangers, and downspouts. The PVC gutter is the same as a vinyl gutter, PVC is poly vinyl chloride material.

A typical residential installation is of 140 feet of PVC gutter with four downspouts and four corners. It will typically cost around $5.56 per foot to be professionally supplied and installed. The DIY Material Cost is around $3.50 per foot of gutter.


Cost breakout


Gutter 4" PVC

ItemUnit CostQuantityLine Cost
Gutter sections with anchors, hangers, couplers$2.18per foot140$305
Mitered corners with downspout outlets$6.93each4$30
Downspout sections$11.55per 10 feet4$46
Downspout ells, splash block 1, anchors$27.17per spout4$109
Material Cost$3.50per foot140$490
+ Labor Cost$2.06per foot140$290
Total Cost$5.56per foot140$780


The Total Cost includes 9 man-hours of work by a two-person professional crew (a 4.5 hour day for the crew). The DIY homeowner should count on at least 12 hours of work between two persons (a 6 hour-day for the crew), and will need to be working safely atop ladders or scaffolding 2. Normal hand tools are necessary, and a power drill will be useful for drilling and screwing.


Enhancement and improvement costs


  • The cost to install 5" PVC gutters in place of the 4' example is $6.08 per foot.
  • Gutter Guards - there are dozens of varieties of aluminum and vinyl 3 material gutter guards, with DIY and professionally installed options among them. The additional material costs for this example project can range from as little as $1.00 per foot for the simplest snap-on filter material to $3.00 per foot for an intermediate diamond stamped material, to $5.50 per foot for the deluxe hinged 4 type protection. Additional labor cost will be minimal during gutter installation, however if it is a separate project the labor cost could rise to $1.50 per foot or a minimum job-cost set by the installer.
  • 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


  • PVC may not be a suitable choice in very hot and sunny climates or very cold climates where the material can be damaged over time by exposure.
  • No taxes or permit fees are included.  
  • For a two-story home the cost will increase by downspout sections and any increase in installation preparation or equipment such as scaffolding 2 not included here.
  • Removal of old gutters by contractor will cost around $0.61 per foot.  
  • 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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Remodeling Terms Cheat Sheet

Definitions in laymen's terms, cost considerations, pictures and things you need to know.
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1 Splash block: Portable channel placed underneath a downspout to receive roof drainage and guide water away from a home or building
2 Scaffolding: A temporary structure used during construction/maintenance/painting projects to raise and support workers (or one worker), required materials, and equipment
3 Vinyl: A synthetic plastic made from ethylene and chlorine. Vinyl has many applications in the construction industry and it is widely used in sidings, window frames, roofing and gutters, among others
4 Hinged: A type of joint that attaches two items together but allows one of them to swing back and forth, such as a door attached to a door frame

Cost to install 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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