Gutters play a significant role in your home’s protection against water damage. They bring rainwater away from different parts of your exterior, helping maintain the beauty and structure of your house. When replacing a roof, homeowners usually ask if they also need new gutters.
Keep reading to find out if you need to replace gutters during a roof replacement project.
Must You Replace Your Roof and Gutters at the Same Time?
Replacing your roof and gutters concurrently will save you time and effort in finding a contractor, scheduling your project and preparing for the construction. Experienced roof installation professionals can usually tackle both jobs simultaneously.
If your existing gutters are old or have extensive damage, it would be a good idea to get them at the same time as your new roof. You’ll know it’s time to replace your gutters if they are pulling away from your home and leaking. Apparent dents and water overflowing on your exterior when it rains also mean you need new gutters.
When to Keep Your Existing Gutters
There are instances where it’s alright to keep your existing gutters when replacing the roof. If your gutters are quite new and in great shape, you can still wait longer before getting new ones. However, if your contractors suggest replacing them, ask them what the problem with the component is. A reliable contractor won’t have issues explaining what’s wrong with your gutter system. Moreover, it wouldn’t hurt to ask for a second opinion if you believe your gutters are working properly.
Need a new roof and gutter system for your home? At Ben’s Construction Inc, you can count on us for superior home exterior renovation services. We install roofs, gutters, siding and more. Call us at (508) 962-2417, or fill out our contact form to request a quote.