When it’s time to replace the roof, there are many things to consider. If you have gutters, you may be wondering if you also need to replace them or if you can keep the ones you already have. And should the roof or the gutters be replaced first?
If you’re in the same situation, you might be wondering if replacing your roof also means getting a new gutter system. This depends on a number of things, so read on before you spend more money!
Why Getting New Gutters for Your New Roof Makes Sense
Getting new gutters is usually a good idea when you get a new roof. If the gutters have been taken care of well, it may be possible to replace the roof without taking the gutters off. But when gutters aren’t taken care of, you have to take them off to fix damage to the roof structure before you can replace the roof.
It’s possible that you are not the first person to live in your house. If so, you might not know exactly when your roof or gutters were last replaced. A home inspection can tell you how good or bad your roof and gutters are. A professional can tell you about the small signs that your roof and gutters are too old that you might have missed.
It Isn’t Always Necessary
When a roofing contractor looks at your roof and is about to give you an estimate, ask the person to check your gutters. If the person says there are problems, ask what those problems are. It might just need to be fixed. How much work needs to be done depends on the extent and severity of the damage.
If you still want to get new gutters, make sure you buy high-quality replacements. You don’t want to spend a lot of money on gutters that aren’t very good and don’t do their job. Also, if your gutters are always getting clogged, talk to your contractor about getting a gutter protection system, which can stop clogs from happening in the first place.
Are you looking for trustworthy roofers to inspect your roofing system? Get in touch with the experts at Goodrich Roofing. We are more than glad to inspect your roof for potential roof damage. Call us today at (505) 884-0662, or fill out our online contact form to set an appointment. We proudly serve homeowners in New Mexico.