The cost of copper gutter installation depends on the dimensions of the house. The price is around $18.50 to $26.00 per linear foot as of 2015, according to Specialty Design and Manufacturing. Aluminum, the standard material for home gutters, costs approximately $3.50 to $7.00 per foot.
Aluminum is the most abundant metal on Earth, so it's a popular material when appropriate. Copper is rarer, and its use in electrical components means there's high demand for it. Copper gutters also require soldering to install, and this added labor adds to the price of installing copper gutters. The high cost of copper gutters also puts homeowners at risk of theft, since many scrap yards pay for copper.