We have a modest 2-family Victorian house in Jamaica Plain, MA. It's nothing fancy, but we're completely re-siding it in a few weeks, and rather than have the contractor install the generic gutters they quoted, we wanted to go with the seamless clog-free gutters our neighbors have (LeafGuard). So the guy came to measure the place up tonight and gave me an estimate: 160 feet of gutter and about 150 feet of downspouts. There's one bump-out for a bay window, so two outside and two inside corners. But we're not putting gutters on the returns on the gable-end eaves, and there would be no removal and disposal of the existing gutters, since the siding contractor will be doing that anyway.
So the price comes in at about $10,500, which seems completely bonkers to me. That's about $65/ft. Seriously? I was expecting the price to be higher than the generic quotes of $4000 or so that I've gotten for k-style gutters (which itself seems high), but not *that* much higher.
We'd really like a maintenance-free gutter system like our neighbors have (they've been happy with it for 15 years), but I'm not willing to pay that much. Is there an alternative? It doesn't seem that there are any other contractors that install Leafguard in Boston, so it feels like the options are to pay this ridiculous price, find another clog-free system installer, or go with K-style gutters with snap-in guards. I'd prefer the seamless ones and I'm willing to pay a bit extra, but $10k? I don't think so!