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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

How much does gutter installation cost?

Gutter installation may cost anywhere from $700 to $2,500, depending on the materials you choose and the cost of labor in your area. On average, homeowners should expect to pay around $991 for new gutters. But to find out how much it will cost to install (or replace) gutters on your home, get free cost estimates from the best gutter professionals near you.

PVC, vinyl and aluminum are cheaper options, while steel and copper are more expensive, but will also last longer. Your price will also vary by the size and slope of your roof, the number of stories of your home, and the climate and labor costs in your area.

To learn more about gutter installation prices, read “How much does gutter installation cost?” 

Is it worth it to hire a gutter cleaning service?

It’s almost always worth the money to hire a professional to clean your gutters, especially if you’re unable to clean your gutters yourself. 

Because your gutters see a lot of debris and abuse from Mother Nature, it’s essential to keep up with maintenance. Gutter cleaning is not terribly expensive, but it’s risky — working at the height of a gutter is dangerous. A professional gutter cleaner not only has experience, but also has insurance to cover any injuries. A pro also has the equipment and know-how to keep gutters in top shape and remove clogs from long downspouts. 

Do you need a permit to install gutters?

You may or may not need a permit. It depends on your location. In some cities, you may need a permit if you reside in a historic district or if the gutter installation project impacts the right of way. 

Check with your local public works office, permitting center or government office to see the requirements in your area. You can even contact gutter installation pros near you and ask if they know what the permit requirements are in your city.

How do I find and hire a professional gutter cleaning service?

To find and hire a reputable pro, start by comparing gutter cleaning services in your area online. This may include companies that solely offer gutter cleaning, as well as companies that provide roofing, pressure washing, lawn care or general cleaning services. Read their ratings and customer reviews, paying close attention to any reviews that include photos for evidence of their workmanship. 

Next, check to see if the pros you’re considering have the proper credentials (licenses, certifications, insurance, etc.) in your state. Your cleaner should be insured against all work-related injuries and damage. 

The final step is to compare quotes and estimates from the pros you’ve selected.

Why is it important to clean your gutters?

Rain gutters, those easily-forgotten trenches that hang off the edge of your roof, protect your roof, walls and foundation from excess rainwater. When they get clogged with leaves, sticks and other wind-blown debris, they can no longer direct water away from your walls and foundation, and may become homes for pests and insects. They also become heavy enough to pull away from the house, preventing proper rainwater drainage and spoiling the appearance of your home. Experts recommend inspecting and cleaning your gutters twice a year, once in spring and once in fall, as part of your regular landscaping schedule. Gutter cleaning and maintenance is a fairly easy DIY job for some homeowners, especially on one-story homes. However, professional gutter cleaners have ladders tall enough to safely reach rain gutters, as well as the necessary tools to clean out the downspouts. Most gutter cleaning professionals can also make any necessary quick repairs.

How much does it cost to have gutters cleaned?

Professional gutter cleaning and maintenance should be done once or twice a year to remove debris and check for damage to the roof and gutter. The national average cost for rain gutter cleaners ranges from $100 to $130. A number of factors affect the costs, including the combined length of the gutters, the size of the house, the location of the gutters, and any risks posed to the professional cleaner. Some companies based their cost estimates on the linear square footage of the gutters; for example, 200 linear square feet of gutters on a standard, single-story ranch-style home costs an average of $125 to clean. The cost goes up for second- and third-story gutters and those in hard-to-reach places, like a roof with an unusually steep pitch. Expect to pay at least $100 more than standard prices if cleaning your home’s gutters requires extra safety precautions. Because spring and fall are gutter cleaners’ busiest seasons, some gutter cleaning and maintenance companies offer discounts during summer and winter months.

What does gutter cleaning include?

A professional gutter cleaning may include several services in one. And pros may utilize different gutter cleaning methods, depending on your situation.

Gutter cleaners typically set something down to catch the leaves and debris as they clean, whether it’s a bucket or a tarp set below. Then, they flush or dig out the leaves from the gutters, clean the downspouts out with a high-pressure hose, blower or pressure washer, inspect the gutters for damage and cracks, and fix any cracks using a gutter sealant.

Chat with the best gutter cleaning services near you to see what their process entails and to get a free estimate.

Who can I get to clean my gutters?

If you’re looking for someone to clean the gutters on your home, there are a number of different businesses that tend to do this work.  The first is a dedicated property maintenance company, which commonly cleans gutters as part of keeping properties running smoothly. Landscaping and design companies may also offer gutter cleaning services, as well as roofers, painters, remodelers, carpenters and handymen. Lawn care services will sometimes offer gutter cleaning as part of a lawn care or leaf removal package.

Here are the best gutter cleaning services near you — contact several pros to start getting free estimates.

How often do you need to clean your gutters?

Gutter cleaning and maintenance is an important part of keeping up a home. Not only are clogged gutters unsightly, they can also lead to water damage in the house’s walls and roof. The best way to prevent that is to clean your gutters at least twice a year — experts recommend making it part of your spring cleaning and fall landscaping schedules. In the fall, trees lose their leaves and, in the spring, release seedpods and flower petals, all of which tend to end up in rain gutters. It’s a good idea to also have a professional gutter cleaner clear out your downspouts, too; clogged downspouts can make gutters backup and overflow.

When should gutters be replaced?

Gutter systems made out of aluminum and galvanized steel have an expected lifespan of 20 years. Copper gutters may last 50 years or more. If your gutters are older than 20 to 50 years, it might be time to replace them.

Here are some additional signs that indicate you might need to replace your gutters:

  • Holes or cracks in the gutters
  • Leaking or pools of water
  • Splitting gutters
  • Loose or broken fasteners
  • Peeling and cracking 
  • Rot and mildew 
  • Excessive rust

Contact the best gutter installation services near you to inspect your gutters, and decide if the gutters should be repaired or replaced.

Reviews for Sunnyvale gutter professionals
We had Viking Gutters install new gutters and roof vents. Excellent work and reasonable pricing. Highly recommended.
viking gutter serviceviking gutter service
Thumbtack Customer
Showed up on time and cleaned all the gutters.
NinetyNineDollar Gutter CleaningNinetyNineDollar Gutter Cleaning
Christine X.
Jose did a very good job on replacing our gutter. He showed up on time and if he needed to be late or rescheduled he always texted me and notified me ahead of time. His price is reasonable and he did a solid job on the gutters. And he also hauled away the old gutter and always cleaned up afterwards. I'm very happy with him. And will hire him again if I have more gutter work or roof work.
Jose Mendoza Construction & RoofingJose Mendoza Construction & Roofing
Stu C.
Alfonso did an amazing job cleaning the gutters in my house
J.A.P w.cJ.A.P w.c
Lei L.
Tony did a great jobs and did thorough check on the drainage lines both above and under the ground to make sure the gutter system is in healthy condition, and also gave me recommendations on how to protect the gutter. Thanks Tony and his team!
Elite Building ServicesElite Building Services
Helen C.
Just completed a gutter service for our 2 story house and they did a great job and efficiently.
Elite Building ServicesElite Building Services
Thumbtack Customer
Thanks Alex and team for the gutter service. They are very pleasant and easy to work with. Came on time and did a great job, and provided me detailed pictures for my gutter so I don't need to climb the ladder to check the results. Would definitely recommend them to my friends.
A&A Window Cleaning and Gutter CleaningA&A Window Cleaning and Gutter Cleaning
Mike H.
I hired Jose for replacing gutter and fixing my skylight. Very smooth process and reasonable price!
Jose Mendoza Construction & RoofingJose Mendoza Construction & Roofing
Pong E.
The crew did a very good job with cleaning our gutters! We would definitely hire them again.
DART Window CleaningDART Window Cleaning
Doris L.
Yvan did a thorough job cleaning the gutters for us. He showed up on time and finished everything quickly without sacrificing any quality. He also went above and beyond by helping us to identify a few roof spots that needs further cleaning. High recommend for anyone looking for roof / gutter cleaning services!
Amir H.
Fantastic pro, on time and did a very thorough job for gutter cleaning. Will definitely turn to Solano first for future projects. Thanks!
The Precise Touch PaintingThe Precise Touch Painting
Angel W.
I would like to thank Rodrigo for his professional work of gutter cleaning at my properties. He arrived on time, and get the work professionally done. The work was great! He sent me pictures whenever the cleaning wad done to keep me in the loop. The best gutter cleaner I have ever seen! Awesome work and great price! Definitely to hire him again next time!
Kasirajan S.
Our roof gutter was very unclean. I found DART window cleaning through Thumbtack. They cleaned it very well l. I highly recommend them.
DART Window CleaningDART Window Cleaning
Tammye B.
The work was done quickly. Photos were provided of the before and after. Such a big difference. We had so much stuff clogging the gutters. We are now ready for the rainy season. Wonderful job!
Qiyuan L.
Excellent job!!! I found the ALASKA solution team was very responsive and professional. My gutter has never been cleaned for a very long time (years) and now I can tell that all of the dirt have been well cleaned.
Thumbtack Customer
It turned out that this OLD mobile home does not have a typical gutter. It seems to be part of the awning. Therefore he could not do anything. I went up the ladder and confirmed that for myself. There was nothing he could do. But he was coscencious and very prompt.
Lozano Roofing ServicesLozano Roofing Services
Lian W.
Rodrigo did a great job cleaning the gutter and roof. He’s very professional, always responding timely, showing up right on time and getting the job done beautifully.The price is also very reasonable. I won’t hesitate to hire him again. Highly recommend!
Shaunak C.
Spoke to Julio who provided a reasonable rate ($150 for a ~2000 sq ft single storey house), and also provided an appointment that fit our schedule for the very next day. Julio and his brother arrived on time, got done in an hour, cleaned the gutters and ensured no mess was left behind. Very satisfied!
Elite Building ServicesElite Building Services
Frank G.
Julio and his brother came to clean gutter and roof for us. It’s raining a little, but they still came on time and did a wonderful job. Their price is relatively low comparing to all other companies we contacted and work quality is excellent. They are very careful to avoid any damage to our roof and they cleaned up the dirts before they left. Very good experience and we will hire them again.
Elite Building ServicesElite Building Services
Thumbtack Customer
Ceasar replied the next day wanting to come out and look at our situation to give a quote. He was here exactly at the time we arranged and was courteous and helpful. The job was smaller than we thought and he said he could do it right then. We were very pleased with the price, and gave him a bit more since he came on a Sunday! He told us he has 10 yrs experience with a large roofing contractor and is working on starting his own business. I would highly recommend this young man for my roofing, gutter needs.
Lozano Roofing ServicesLozano Roofing Services
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