The simple answer to the question of replacing your gutters when you replace your roof is ‘it depends.’ Just because you are replacing your roof doesn’t mean that you will need new gutters at the same time. So, the answer depends on what kind of shape your gutters are in and how they are doing their job.
Why You Need Gutters
Your gutters are performing a critical job because they keep your home protected from water damage. As rainwater runs down your roof slope, it ends up in the gutters where it is whisked away from your home’s foundation. If your gutters are not properly functioning or are clogged, your home is at risk of water intrusion and damage along the foundation.
If you spot pools of water along your foundation following a rain event, there is a good chance that you need to replace them.
Examining Your Gutters
Look for signs like cracks or sagging which can mean that your gutters might be nearing the end of their service life. Do you see rust spots anywhere on the gutters or on your home along the eaves? Do your gutters have any dings or dents? These could all be signs that your gutters are no longer doing their job.
When it’s raining, grab your raincoat and boots and step outside to see for yourself how your gutters are handling the rainwater. If water is dripping from the gutters or running down the side of your home, it’s time to get new ones.
If your gutters look good and aren’t showing signs of poor performance, then you can be confident they will continue to do so in conjunction with your new roof.
A New Roof and Gutters
If it’s obvious that your gutters do need to be replaced, there can be advantages to doing it at the same time that you replace their roof. You will likely save on labor costs and if you are financing your project, the costs can be bundled into one.
If you’re unsure about the condition of your gutters, a Texas Traditions Roofing trusted roof advisor can meet with you and perform a visual inspection of your gutters to help make the determination as to whether they should be replaced. Contact us today to set up an appointment.