All About Used Gutter Machines
Buying a used gutter machine or a seamless gutter machine is a very big investment to be sure, regardless of how big of a business you have. Knowing what to look for and what you need are key to purchasing the right machine that will last for years to come. Here are some things to look for when buying any used gutter machine.
What size of rain gutters do you need?
Do you need a 5 inch or 6 inch gutter machine? It will generally depend on what area of the country you are in and what your market calls for.
As a rule of thumb, you can expect 5 inch gutters and downspouts in the South. In the North, it is usually 6 inch guttering. Finally, in some parts of the country it can be a combination of both.
What kind of material will you be using?
Another important consideration to keep in mind when buying a used gutter machine or seamless gutter machine is what type of material will you be using?
For example, if you will be making copper gutters or steel, you may want to check into a machine with passive rollers and one that has a urethane drive system.
These used gutter machines cost a bit more, but you'll also get more years of use out of them.
Used gutter machines prices will vary somewhat, but most manufacturers are close in costs. Generally, a 5 inch gutter machine will run about $5,500. A 6 inch will cost around $6,000.
Naturally, you can find higher end machines at $15,000 - $20,000. Seamless gutter machines can go for $40,000 and up.