Whether you’re looking to boost your property’s kerb appeal or just renovate its exterior, replacing the guttering and fascia boards around the top of your home should not be left to the wayside in terms of priority.
You might be surprised by how many small details there are to consider when we are tackling a renovation. Having guttering that is cracked, old or is overflowing with leaves and debris can leave a negative impression. Or not swapping your old wooden or aluminium for the latest, energy-efficient uPVC Double Glazed windows.
So, if you are looking to improve the financial worth of your home, or just give it a bit of a spruce, then here is what you can expect to pay in terms of cost.
Replacement fascia boards
Before you start looking at guttering, you will need to consider the cost of the fascia boards beneath them. It would be a waste of an investment to install brilliant white gutters and mount them on decrepit and dirty fascia boards.
These protect the timbers of your home from the elements, and so, inevitably, they will need to be replaced if they have been there for a number of years.
The full cost of replacing the fascia boards on your home will depend largely on the size of your home and the quality of the material you choose. So, for a terraced house, you can expect to pay a minimum of £1,100.
A large detached home could see you paying much more, around the mark of £4,000 – £5,000. Any extra buildings will need to be added onto this, of course. A garage might cost you around £1,600, but a small porch may only cost you around £250.
Replacing your guttering in an absolute necessity if it is visibly damaged or is starting to be a visual eye-sore. When replacing guttering, it’s helpful to consider what material you want to use to replace it.
UPVC is the cheapest option, and you can anticipate white guttering to be the least expensive. The cost of aluminium or cast iron will, of course, be much higher.
The best way to figure out how much you can expect to pay for your guttering is to estimate the cost per metre. For a single piece of UPVC guttering (one metre), you can anticipate a price of about £33.
Meanwhile, cast iron guttering will be just shy of £60 per metre. You can now also get aluminium guttering, which will be slightly more expensive than uPVC, and equally as robust and hard-wearing.
You will also need to factor in labour costs on top of the cost of the guttering. So, for example, replacing the guttering on a small semi-detached house will cost just upwards of £500.
The best way to get an accurate quote for replacement guttering is to call your local contractor. Prices may vary depending on the company you choose, so it’s never wise to go with only a rough estimate.
Give them a ring and once it’s established how big your property is and what material you want, you can get a much more accurate idea of how much you will be paying.