How Much Does It Cost to Have My Gutters Cleaned?

Your property’s guttering is important for maintaining the overall structure of your foundations, roofing and walls. Without proper maintenance, you are at risk of serious, much more costly issues arising later down the line.

With so many roofing companies and contractors out there, it can be difficult to know if you’re getting a fair deal when it comes to gutter clearance. That’s why we’ve put together our handy guide to the cost of gutter maintenance so you can be sure that you’re getting your money’s worth.

Importance of cleaning your gutters

Regular gutter cleaning can keep your overall property maintenance costs down. Particularly if you choose a reputable company, likely to provide long-lasting, quality results. Leaking of overflowing guttering can lead to expensive, time-consuming issues, that could even leave your home unhabitable. Translation – the better maintained your gutters, the more money and hassle you’ll save in the long run.

Factors impacting price

Of course, just with most other property services, the cost of gutter cleaning differs depending on a number of factors, including…

Size of your property

It goes without saying that the bigger your property, the more guttering there is to clean. The price will increase accordingly. This applies to both commercial and residential properties. Typically, most companies will quote between £10-13 per metre of commercial properties, and a standard figure of around £80-160 for a typical semi-detached home. Getting a number of quotes should give you a better idea of price.

Guttering height

If your property is tall and your guttering at a great height, it may not be accessible by ladder. In this case, the price may increase slightly as specialist equipment will be required to gain access to your gutters. That’s why it’s useful to get a number of quotes, making sure the company has seen (or has a lot of information about) your property to ensure an accurate quote. It’s also important to choose a company with adequate insurance and guarantees, especially when working at height.

Surrounding area

Do you live in the countryside? Perhaps you have a number of trees overhanging your property? If so, it may cost slightly more to clear out your gutters, and they may need doing more frequently. The more trees and leaves near your property, the more likely it is that you will get a build up of debris in your gutters. This will take longer to remove, and your guttering may have been damaged, which will increase the price as any repairs will need to be made.

Leave it to the professionals

There are a number of window cleaners, cowboy contractors and door knockers out there, offering to clean your gutters for a discounted price. Don’t be fooled by the seemingly low cost. A poorly maintained gutter or an inadequate job could leave you with a huge bill to repair later down the line. It’s easy for a company/individual to charge you for cleaning the guttering that is out of your sight but actually not having cleaned it, so beware of such as this is very common in using cheap quotes.

At DPR Roofing in Pontefract, our gutter clearance service is guaranteed to leave your property looking great, clear of any blockages and protected from damage. We will even photograph your clean gutters for you so you can see the end result.