Many people wonder if it is necessary to replace the gutters alongside the roof. While replacing your roof gutters can be quite expensive, it is important to weigh the pros and cons to see if the expense is worth it.
Should your insurance covers only the roof, be sure to leave some extra cash to take care of the gutter. But you need to inspect the gutter and be sure it is in good condition if you decide to leave it as is. Replacing gutters and the roof simultaneously can save you money and headache in the long term.
Here are some of the reasons why you should consider replacing your roof gutters when replacing your roof.
To make sure water flows from the roof to the gutter, have nail strips of bent sheet metals over the roof and gutters. This stops the water from coming back up the shingles and destroying the decking or finding its way to the attic. Old gutter systems are fond of little lips that go right beneath the shingles. This removes the need for drip edges. Leaving this kind of gutter during the replacement of the roof might pose a huge problem if you plan to replace the gutters later. The gutter installer has to break the seal (voiding the roof warranty) to add the needed drip edge. They do this by raising the shingles and underlay to give way to pin down the metal. Ordinarily sealing the starter strip shingles might not do the required justice as this might make your roof go off during heavy winds.
A house remodeling process can be pretty overwhelming. Even besides the cost, it could be downright uncomfortable. Replacing gutter and roofs, although they happen outside the house affects your comfort. When you combine both projects, you save yourself both money but the extra discomfort. This is why you should get in touch with a professional roofing contractor company like Roofing contractors in Sanford that is capable of installing both gutters and roofs correctly. It saves the stress of looking for two contractors and having to deal with various quotations.
On a final note, when you plan both roof and gutter replacement together, matching the gutter color with your new roof will be easy. Gutters are designed in varieties of factory colors, the same way with roofs.
Contractors in Sanford will make sure you have samples of both roof and gutters of varying colors. This will help you combine and make your choice. Installing gutters and roofs differently brings the extra hassle of having to climb the roof to compare samples.
If you are planning on replacing your roof, be sure to get in touch with us at Century Roofing Specialists. We have skilled and well-experienced roofers in Sanford. You are sure to get sweet deals on both your gutter and roof replacements.