Getting a new roof for your Central Ohio home means you’ll have excellent protection from the elements. Should gutters be removed or replaced when replacing a roof? Knowing what to expect can help you determine if you should consider replacing your gutters along with your roof.
When Not to Replace Your Gutters
Your gutters might not need to be replaced or removed during a roof replacement under certain conditions. In general, gutters which are in good condition can stay. If you’ve had regular maintenance done on them or if they’re newer, you can most likely leave them in place when replacing your roof.
Whether or not you should replace your gutters also depends on the style of hanger they have. If your gutters have a hidden hanger system, they can usually stay instead of being removed or replaced. Hidden hangers attach directly to the fascia, so they won’t get in the way when you’re having your roof replaced.
When to Replace Your Gutters
You should consider replacing your gutters during a roof replacement if they’re older or in bad condition. For example, you should replace damaged gutters showing signs of wear and tear due to their age. Getting this done when you have your roof replaced means you won’t have to worry about doing it down the road.
You should also plan on removing or replacing your gutters if they have an older style of hanger, such as having straps hanging off the roof. These hanging systems might not provide a good fit when your new roof is installed, leaving your home vulnerable to leaks, pest infestations, and other problems.
When you need to have your gutters replaced along with your roof, consider getting a seamless gutter system. These gutters have no seams, which means you don’t have to worry about leaks. Seamless gutters are available in many colors and styles to enhance your home’s appearance while also protecting it from water and other damage.
If you need a roof replacement, trust the experts at Allstate Exteriors & Restoration Services to get the job done. Our team provides high-quality roofing services for homeowners in the Central Ohio area. Please contact us for any questions you have about your roof or the services you might need to keep it in good condition.