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Old 08-07-13, 11:16 AM
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Decent quote or is it too high?

Got a quote back on some seamless gutters for the front and rear of my house and I need to know if it's a decent deal. I know the company does good work, but honestly I don't have a clue as what it should cost.
Here is what I'm getting.

Front of the house:
96 Ln Ft of seamless 6" gutters
Splash guard in the valley
Commercial grade 6" hidden fasteners
2 3x4x10 commercial downspouts

Rear of the house:
57 Ln Ft of seamless 6" gutters
2 3x4x10 commercial downspouts
Commercial grade 6" hidden fasteners

Materials, labor, permitting, and a 2-year warranty came to $956 including tax. Decent deal? Thanks
 
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Old 08-07-13, 11:31 AM
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Unfortunately labor (and material in some cases) will be priced very differently from area to area.

The best method is to get a number of different quotes from different companies. The more the better. This will allow you to figure out how this price fairs compared to the rest.
 
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I'm located in Central Florida if that helps and it's raining heavily here every day which is destroying the several thousand dollar landscaping job I just finished, so I need this done quickly.
 
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Sounds good to me. Price per foot varies widely depending on where you are. I was just quoted 300 bucks for one 30 foot section of 5 inch gutter painted to match with hidden hangers, using the downspout already in place. Wasn't even planning on replacement, just trying to get my two bad seems and end cap patched up. The problem is if any reputable place around here is coming to your house and going up a latter to do anything they want to bundle it with at least 200 dollars worth of other services I'm not interested in. So I figured replacing the old white sectional gutter with a one piece painted one for 100 bucks more was the better value here.

What will drive the price up is if they get up there and find any rotted fascia boards or other roof damage that has to be fixed for the gutters to fasten and work properly. IF they went up on a ladder and checked everything before giving you an estimate, you're probably good. If they just measured it off on the ground, they may not see any other problems until they get up there and start ripping the old ones down.
 
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No problems with rotted anything as my house is only a few years old. Thanks for replying. If I get a consensus here I'll call them and tell them to go ahead.
 
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Fair price as $5 per lineal ft is normal where i live. Ask the. Guy if he will accept$200 less
 
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I've talked to a few other guys in the area, and it seems like it's not a bad deal. The $4-5 Ln Ft is what I found for 5" gutters and 2x3 downspouts, but for 6" with 3x4 downspouts it seems to be closer to $6-8.

However at $5 Ln Ft for 153 feet of gutters, plus 40 feet of downspouts it would come to $965, so the $956 seems like a pretty decent deal right?
 
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Generally speaking, the east coast charges more than the west coast, with the Northeast being the highest.

Generally speaking, ritzier, high end areas will get charged more than the not so ritzy neighborhoods.

Then there's everyone in between.

That's why it's hard for anyone to tell you how much should be charged, unless they're from your area.
 
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There is always a way you could have paid less for something. I say if you have confidence in the installer, pay the 1000 bucks and get it over with.
 
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