It can be hard to shell out money for home maintenance, especially when replacing your roof. When your roof is in good condition, your home will be safe, and you don’t risk having a roof leak or water damage to your home.
But what about your gutters? Should they be replaced at the same time?
Our team at The Rhino Gutter Company discusses whether to replace your gutters and roof at the same time.
Do Gutters Need to be Removed During a Roof Replacement?
Unless your gutters need to be repaired, your roofing contractor should not need to remove your current gutters during a roof replacement. And even if you do need gutter repairs or new gutters, they won’t be removed until after your new roof has been installed.
Instead of removing your gutters, your roofing contractor will take the necessary precautions to protect your gutters during the roof replacement process.
The gutters will be covered, and the roofing team will not lean ladders on them or anything else that might damage them as they work.
Once the roof has been replaced, your gutters will be cleaned out whether they need to be replaced or not.
Can You Install New Gutters Without Replacing Your Roof?
Absolutely! You can have new rain gutters installed even if your roof doesn’t need to be replaced. But, if you need replacement gutters and your roof is close to the end of its lifespan, you may want to hold off on a gutter replacement until you need a new roof.
Further, unless your gutters are faulty, or could be destroyed during a heavy rainstorm, it may make more financial sense to wait to redo both simultaneously.
Replacing your roof is more expensive than having your gutters replaced, so it is usually better to prioritize your roof over your gutters.
Remember, both your roof and gutters serve an essential role in protecting your home from potential problems, so it is important to not let either fall into disrepair.
Should Gutters be Replaced at the Same Time as Your Roof?
We recommend upgrading your gutter system when you replace your roof if your gutters are in rough shape, because if you need to replace your gutters, it is likely because you have been experiencing clogged and ineffective gutters for a while.
If your gutters are clogged with leaves and debris, they won’t work properly and can actually cause extensive damage to your landscaping, home foundation, and surrounding walkways.
Gutters are critical in diverting water away from your home’s foundation, which is important because the damage caused by water can be expensive and complicated to fix. Getting new gutters installed during a roof replacement is cheap prevention for what could be a costly mess in the future.
However, unless you have 30-year-old gutters, or a system that is damaged, you likely don’t need to worry about getting new gutters along with a new roof. In that case, we recommend getting Rhino Gutter Guards installed to keep your gutter system free of debris year-round.
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Tampa Seamless Gutter Systems
As you can see, replacing your roof and gutter system doesn’t always go hand in hand. But if you are ready to get new gutters installed, our team at The Rhino Gutter Company is just a phone call away! We can install a new seamless gutter system and our patented Rhino Gutter Guards to keep rainwater from damaging your home.
Call The Rhino Gutter Company to schedule a consultation today at (813) 590-6047!