Jul 23, 2021
Gutter repair and replacement services in Melbourne fall between $40/hour (budget) and $60/hour (premium) with an average at $50 per hour, though you may also be quoted per metre.
Keep in mind, there are a few variables that will determine your final price including the material of your gutters, the length of the gutters, and the complexity of the job. No Melbourne homeowner wants to overpay on home improvement services, and with our ultimate guttering price guide, you won’t have to.
Gutter problem? You need a quick and affordable solution.
Gutters aren’t the sexiest home improvement project, but your gutters and fascia protect your home from water damage that can destroy furniture, ruin your backyard, and even threaten the structural integrity of your home.
If you’re reading this then you’ve likely got a gutter that’s seen better days, or you’ve started to notice drips and leaks coming from your gutters. If that sounds like you, then you need to know what it costs to organise a guttering replacement in Melbourne, whether it’s repair, maintenance or full replacement.
Here’s a snapshot of the most common guttering materials and they’ll set you back per linear metre.
Keep in mind, these prices are for guttering only. You’ll also need to factor in the cost of downpipes, fascia and installation. So you can’t just use the numbers above and multiply by the length of your guttering.
But you CAN form an estimate of expected costs by understanding the extra variables that will affect your quote (which we’ll unpack for you below).
Your final gutter replacement pricing will vary based on the materials required, the size of the project, any other parts required, as well as the cost of disposing of your old gutter.
Keen to find the most competitive gutter replacement prices in Melbourne? We’ll break down each cost for you and show you how.
“Is gutter replacement worth the cost?”
Here’s the simple truth, not every minor scratch and scrape on your gutter needs to end up with a call to your local Melbourne roofing experts.
Some damage may be cosmetic and require a “watch and see” approach. While other damage can be fixed with a ladder and a little DIY attitude. Put simply, gutter replacement is worth the cost when it stops further damage that can cost 10x more to repair.
It’s important you know how to spot the most common warning signs of gutter wear and tear. Once you know what you’re looking for, you can decide whether you want to nip the problem in the bud and organise a quick fix to avoid a much larger bill down the line.
For a seamless finish, custom guttering, or complex roofs, it’s best to contact your local Melbourne roofing experts.
“When do I need gutter replacement?”
Spotting the signs of gutter replacement can be tough as they’re typically out of sight.
Unfortunately, this can leave you spotting the signs of damaged and cracked gutters when it’s too late, like when water is pouring into your home or when the cost of repairs has jumped 10x what it would have been if you’d known what warning signs to look out for.
To help you know what to look for, here are the warning signs that your gutters may be in need of repair, maintenance or replacement.
How much does gutter replacement cost?
The price of gutter replacement in Melbourne will vary across each roofing company and you may be charged by the hour or by the metre.
Most Melbourne guttering repairmen will charge between $40 and $60 per hour, though if you’re charged per linear metre you can pay up to $150 a metre for premium materials.
The cost of your gutter replacement will be influenced by:
Length of guttering
Complexity of the job
Let’s unpack each contributing factor to help you estimate the cost of your next gutter replacement.
The price of gutter replacement will vary based on the materials your gutters are made of.
The most popular options for Melbourne homeowners consist of:
Plenty of Melbourne homeowners opt for the cheapest material on the market to save money upfront (e.g. vinyl), but keep in mind that cheaper gutters may not be as durable as more expensive materials (e.g. galvanised steel). In the long run, a cheaper gutter can end up costing MORE through frequent repairs and maintenance.
On the cheaper end of the spectrum, vinyl or PVC guttering can be easily installed by snapping pieces together and requires minimal maintenance.
Costing between $25 and $35 per metre, you’ll also need to factor in installation costs which vary for each roofing company. This is a cost-effective guttering material, though it typically doesn’t match the ‘WOW’ factor of other guttering types. You can expect to get 20 years out of your vinyl or PVC guttering with regular maintenance.
Slightly more expensive than vinyl, but typically more common, aluminium gutters are still affordable and easy to work with thanks to their lightweight construction.
Aluminium windows are popular in Melbourne homes, so opting for aluminium gutters can add to your home’s aesthetic. Expect to pay between $15 and $20 per metre, not including installation costs and old gutter removal costs.
A mixture of zinc and aluminium, Zincalume is another common and cost-effective material used for Melbourne guttering. You should expect to pay between $30 and $50 per metre (not including installation), though opting for colour-coated Zincalume gutters will increase the price.
Galvanised steel offers a protective zinc coating to protect against rust for up to 15 years (which can help against Melbourne’s ‘4 seasons in a day’ weather).
Expect to pay between $85 and $160 per metre (without factoring in installation costs), but for the extra cost you’ll enjoy proven performance and endurance, as galvanised steel is perfectly suited to Melbourne’s climate with a low maintenance finish to boot.
The longer a gutter replacement job takes, the more it will cost. This typically comes down to accessibility, with difficult to reach gutters requiring a more strategic approach, and in some cases extra machinery like scaffolding or cranes.
If you’re paying your guttering contractor by the hour you can expect to pay between $35 and $60 - with Victorians paying an average of $55/hour.
It’s helpful to keep this hourly cost in mind rather than budget based on the cost of materials. You’ll be paying for labour and expertise, so always factor in your hourly rates for a complete picture of costs.
The price of gutter repair, replacement and installation varies from state to state, typically reflecting the cost of labour.
(We know you’re after Melbourne gutter costs, but it doesn’t hurt to see that you’re generally paying less than Sydneysiders).
Length of guttering required
The cost of your guttering service will be impacted by the length of your guttering replacement.
Salvaging sections of your existing gutter is typically cheaper than a full gutter replacement. While gutter replacements for larger homes and properties are typically more expensive as there is more gutter to work with, more labour required, and more materials needed.
Keep in mind, it’s not just the per-metre rate that will impact your quote. You’re paying for labour, so it’s best to ask about total costs rather than linear metre costs.
For example, Melbourne homeowners may want to avoid a build-up of leaves every time the wind blows (which is often when you call Melbourne home) and choose to add gutter guards as a layer of protection. Naturally, extra products or services will increase your quote.
Or, your gutter replacement may require fasteners to attach gutters to your home, or scaffolding to reach upper story gutters. Whether it’s downpipes, extensions, wire mesh screens or another extra part, the complexity of your job will impact your quote.
Do you need fast, affordable gutter servicing?
The best way to find the most accurate and affordable quote is to contact your local Melbourne gutter replacement experts.
Whether you’re in need of gutter replacement in Melbourne’s CBD or on leafy street in Dandenong, source quotes from between 3 to 5 roofing companies. Be sure to provide as much info as possible including the type of gutters you’re after, any access problems, and roughly how large the job is.
Coast2Country Roofing Tip: Don’t necessarily choose the lowest quote just because it means keeping money in your pockets. Always read customer reviews and testimonials to ensure your roofer has a reputation for quality.
If you’re looking for superior gutter replacement at competitive pricing, reach out and speak to a member of our customer service team to organise your FREE roofing consultation today.