Roofs and gutters work together to protect your house from the elements. With excellent roofing, rainwater can properly flow into the gutters — which then divert water away from your home. To keep your home safe from moisture-related problems, your contractor may recommend replacing your gutters along with your roof.
Continue reading to find out when it’s ideal to replace your roof and gutters at the same time.
Determine the State of Your Gutters
This is the most important step before replacing your gutters along with your roof. If your gutters are showing signs of corrosion, sagging and leaks, then it’s best to replace the whole system along with your roof. Consider seamless gutter systems, which are less prone to leaks and perform better than the average jointed gutters.
However, if your gutters are still properly diverting water away from your roof and there are no signs of problems, then it’s better to leave the gutters or simply have them inspected and cleaned. While replacing both your roof and your gutters seems like a smart choice, both of these systems have an expected service life. If your gutters are still in working condition and aren’t at risk of breaking down anytime soon, then you can save money by keeping them.
Gutter replacement can be costly, so if your roofing contractor is suggesting replacing the system, have him point out any issues before agreeing to it.
Protect Your Gutters
Whether you’re having your gutter system replaced or not, it’s ideal to install gutter protection. Gutter guards, caps and downspout filters can significantly increase the expected life of your gutter system by preventing clogs and allowing water to be safely diverted away from your home. Additionally, it’s also a good idea to schedule a gutter inspection alongside your roofing inspection to maximize time and cost effectiveness.
Easton Roofing is a roofing contractor that also provides gutter services. We make sure that each of our customers gets quality roof repairs or replacement. Talk to our experts today! Call us at (913) 257-5426 or fill out our contact form.