Do You Need to Replace Gutters When Replacing Your Roof?

When replacing your roof do you need to replace your gutters? Learn about when it's necessary and when it's not.

Do You Need to Replace Gutters When Replacing Your Roof?

Most customers usually replace their gutters when they replace their roof. However, if your gutters are fairly new or the material integrity remains strong, you probably aren't replacing them during your roof replacement. Dismantling the gutters becomes essential during roof replacement if the gutters are attached to the roof. If the gutter gets in the way of the new roof installation, it will most likely suffer damage, especially along the edges.

The roof can never be 100% sure that the joint is completely intact as it was before installation. That's why it's a good idea to first remove the gutters, install the new roof, and then reinstall the gutter system. If you notice that your gutters are damaged or need repairs, change them when you decide to install a roof, but be sure to take the time to inspect the gutters. Look for signs that it needs to be replaced, and these signs include cracks and sagging.

Also look for water damage and look at the bottom of the eaves. If there is paint that is peeling off or has rust marks on the outside of your home, then this is a sign that it's time to replace your gutter system. Having looked at the situations where a homeowner can change gutters before the roof, it is important to return to a key point. Gutters need to be replaced with every roof remodel.

The replacement of the gutters is especially important when the gutters are fixed to the roof, regardless of their condition. The reason is that the gutters must be sealed perfectly along the edges of the roof. If your gutters are as old as your aged roof, then it's a good idea to replace both. Two separate projects are likely to cost you more.

But if they only changed the gutters a few years ago and they work well, there's no reason to touch them. Of course, if your gutters are damaged or in poor condition, you should probably allow them to be replaced along with your roof. If you've noticed multiple spots where there are leaks, dents, or gaps, or if you've noticed runoff water overflowing frequently, giving the green light to a gutter replacement is probably a smart choice. And if you're replacing your roof due to storm damage, chances are good that your gutters were also damaged by the storm.

If your current roof has been damaged, a roof inspection should be done as soon as possible. When to Replace Gutters If you don't have a good rain gutter system, the base will soak when water starts to drain from your roof. When gutters become clogged, storm water runoff cannot drain properly and spills off gutter walls, damaging dashboard boards, roof deck and, in extreme cases, damaging roof rafters or rafters. On the other hand, it may be wise to leave gutters alone while placing a new roof despite potential protests from your roofing contractor.

I manage several properties on the South Shore and Mass- Tech Roofing has been my roofing company. Although the ideal is to change the roof and gutters at once, this is not always possible. If you find yourself in the same situation, you may be wondering if replacing your roof also means purchasing a new gutter system. Finally, roofs and gutters have comparable lifespan, so replacing them together is logical and can help the homeowner better track life by remembering only the date of a single project.

That said, you can perform a home home inspection that can help you make decisions about whether or not you should move to a home where you will soon need to replace the roof or gutters. I really appreciate you talking about the advantages of having a gutter reinstall when you change your roof. And finally, it's always a good idea to remove gutters when replacing the roof to ensure that the roof, gutter system, and upper areas of your home work well together. While simply placing the new roof over the old one is certainly an option, often a full start up and replacement can save you quite a few headaches in the long run.

Many roofers try to “sell more” to their customers by offering to replace the gutters along with the roof for an additional cost, even when the gutters are working perfectly.