If you’re planning to have your roof replaced, you might be wondering whether you should replace your gutters as well. Replacing gutters along with your roof might be a good solution if your gutters are experiencing issues. If your gutters work fine, however, that’s another story.
Trusted residential roofing contractor Roofer Chicks discusses whether you should replace your gutters when you get a new roof.
Save Time and Effort by Replacing Both Gutters and Roof
If your gutters are damaged, water runoff can’t properly drain away from your home. This can destroy your landscaping, cause basement flooding and expose your home exteriors to water damage. For this reason, it’s best to have your gutters replaced at the same time as your roof. Most roofers would perform the gutter job with little additional labor time added. By combining the work, you save yourself the extra hassle and ensure your home stays protected from moisture damage.
Another benefit to replacing gutters and roof at the same time involves the aesthetics of both. When you schedule the jobs together, you can match the color of your new gutters to your new roof. Your roofing contractor can supply you with color samples of both roof and gutters so you can compare them side by side. If you decide to replace your gutters at another time, you may have a harder time matching them.
Check the Condition of Your Gutters First
However, the decision to replace your gutters will depend on their overall condition. If they still look sturdy and the color is not a priority, it’s fine to leave them untouched while having a new roof installed. Some contractors may try to “upsell” homeowners by offering to replace gutters along with the roof for additional costs, even if the gutters are still functional. To protect your investment and yourself, be sure to ask the roofer to inspect your gutters. If there is only minor damage, repairs may be all that is needed.
Still unsure whether to replace your gutters while replacing your roof? Get in touch with Roofer Chicks. Our professional roofers are determined to assist with your roof repair or replacement project. Give us a call at (830) 629-7663, or fill out our online contact form to request a free estimate. We serve homeowners in New Braunfels, TX, and the surrounding communities.