Gutters and downspouts are an important part of your home and roof. They collect and direct water from your roof to other parts of your property, where it is less likely to cause damage. They can be the first step in a rainwater harvesting system as well. Gutters and downspouts are fairly simple, but they can be made in different sizes, materials, and limited styles to match various homes and rainfall needs. They may be installed on both sides of your home or only along certain walls. Some people choose to install gutter guards to help keep them clean. Otherwise, they may need frequent maintenance to keep them flowing.
Because of the numerous options, gutters and downspouts have a range of associated costs for their material and installation. Labor costs for installing gutters are around $2.50 to $5 a linear foot, depending on height and material.