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Should You Replace Your Roof and Gutters at the Same Time?

High-quality gutter systems can last for several years if they’re made from top-grade materials and installed correctly. But over time, they will age and require replacement. In some cases, homeowners replace their gutters along with their roofs.

Keep reading to find out when it’s ideal to replace your gutters and roof at the same time.

When to Replace Your Gutter and Roofing Systems Simultaneously

Understandably, many homeowners ask their roofers if they need gutter replacement because it would save them time looking for a separate contractor. Most roofers are qualified to install gutter systems. And with their expertise, they can thoroughly inspect your gutters and evaluate whether to replace them or not.

Generally, if your gutters are old or deteriorating, you should replace them at the same time as your roof. If your gutter system is pulling away from the roof and has started leaking, you should immediately schedule its replacement. Gutters with dents that are frequently overflowing must be addressed promptly.

When to Hold Off on Gutter Replacement

If your gutters are relatively new and still in excellent condition, there’s no need to replace them along with your roof. However, make sure to have an expert inspect your gutters so that you can get a reliable assessment of your gutter system’s current condition. 

If you think your gutters are still in good shape but your contractor recommended replacing them, don’t hesitate to ask them about the reason behind their recommendation. You’re also free to get a second opinion.

Keep your gutters in top shape and prevent leaves, debris, and small animals from infiltrating them by using gutter guards from a trusted provider — like Gutter Helmet®. We provide high-quality products and services, so you can get the best results for your property. Call (800) 824-3772 or fill out this contact form to request a consultation.