When gutter problems occur, it may be time to replace your gutters. Ideally, the life expectancy of the average aluminum gutter is 20 – 30 years or longer, depending on maintenance, the care you take putting ladders against them, and regional weather conditions in your area of the country. Copper gutters may last 50 yrs, and galvanized steel gutters 20 years or less.
How to Measure for Gutters on a House
Add up the measurements to find the total length of gutter you need so you can make a cost estimate. You’ll want to keep a record of the length of each section, however. That way you won’t have to measure again when it comes time to cut and install the new gutters.