Our climate is changing and weather is getting more and more extreme. Your home will suffer from this. One things that works overtime during a rain shower is your gutter. For this reason, your gutter needs to be clean. A gutter that contains dirt, leaves and bird nests will become clogged and will start to leak. That’s exactly what you don’t want. That’s why it’s important to have your gutter cleaned regularly. If you don’t want to climb up the ladder to clean your gutter yourself, it’s wise to hire someone to do the job for you. We looked at the cost of cleaning a gutter for you.
What does it take to clean a gutter?
Cleaning a gutter is a job that not just anyone can and wants to do. You’ll have to climb a ladder, sometimes to a considerable height. Then you need tools to remove the dirt from the gutter. You have to be careful that you do not exert unnecessary pressure on your gutter. You don’t want to cause any damage to your house or to your gutter. Then you’ll have to check the drainpipe. A drainpipe can easily become clogged when there’s leaves accumulating in it. Cleaning the downspout and removing obstacles from requires some expertise. You don’t want the drainpipe to get detached from the wall because you exert too much force on it.
Have your gutter cleaned regularly
You can choose to have your gutter cleaned only once every few years. But this means that the dirt will accumulate in your gutter and you’ll end up with an indefinable black-green sludge in your gutter which will stink and clog up. That is why it is a better idea to have your gutter cleaned on a regular basis. This can easily be done by a specialist company that’ll visit you once or twice a year to clean your gutter. You can use this service as a subscription.
|What product or service do you buy||What does the product or service entail||How is the standard price calculated||Are there additional costs||What is the price per product or service?|
|Gutter cleaning on a subscription basis||39 foot of gutter cleaning||One rate for a gutter up to 39 foot||Yes, every 3 foot more will costs $4,63||65 dollars for the standard service plus any additional costs for a longer gutter|
|Installing bird shards||Installing shards preventing birds from nesting under your roofing||11 dollars per 3 running foot if you have it done when they also clean your gutter||Yes, $2 per 3 foot if you want to have them installed separately.||130 dollars for the bird shards if you have a gutter of 39 foot long and have your gutter cleaned at the same time.|
If you have no problems climbing a high ladder. If you are technical and have no problems climbing a ladder to clean your gutter, you may save on labor costs and clean your gutter yourself.
If you rather prefer to outsource the job of cleaning a gutter. If you don’t want to go up a ladder to clean your gutter, you’d want to outsource this job to a specialist company. Your gutter will be cleaned with the greatest care.
How is the price tag of a gutter cleaning composed?
How much you pay for cleaning your gutter is based on the choices you make. We’ve listed the choices for you below.
- Choice 1: How easy is your gutter to reach? When your house is high or when the gutter is hard to reach due to construction, then the gutter cleaning company will have to use a scaffolding or clean your gutter via a skylight. This may involve additional costs. How much depends on the situation.
- Choice 2: How long is your gutter? Depending on the length of the gutter, a cleaning company will charge you a fixed price for a short length gutter. A longer gutter will cost about $4.63 per 3 foot.
- Choice 3: Do you also want to install bird shards. When birds build their nests under roofing, it has a negative impact on the quality of your home. Not only will the birds use the insulation material under your roofing to make a nest, they’ll also put dirt in your gutter. If you want to get rid of the nuisance of bird nests, you can have bird shards installed. They’ll cost about 11 dollars per 3 foot if the cleaning company was already busy cleaning your gutter. If you want to have them installed separately, they’ll cost about 13 dollars per 3 foot. That’s about 11 dollars standard costs plus 2 dollars extra costs.
Practical savings tips
Do it together with your neighbors. Cleaning a gutter is a job none will be able to avoid. That’s why it’s better to have your gutter cleaned on demand or on a subscription basis. After all, the gutter cleaner only needs to feed the ladder once, and he can continue to work more efficiently.
The quickest way to save you is to have your gutter cleaned by requesting quotations. You can do this with one simple click on the button below. You’ll receive several quotations without any obligation, which you can compare at your convenience. Comparing the quotations gives you an advantage of up to 30 percent.