Should You Replace Your Gutters or Roof First?
The process of remodeling your home’s exterior can be stressful. There are a number of decisions you’ll need to make throughout the renovation process, starting with which projects you want to take on first and which you think would be best to hold off on. Two exterior remodeling projects that often go hand-in-hand are roof replacements and gutter installations—but which one is best to do first?
As a general rule, it’s typically better to replace your roof before you have a new gutter system installed. Let’s take a look at why it’s recommended to have your roof replaced before your gutters as well as what you should do if you think your gutters need to be replaced first.
Reasons to Replace Your Roof First
When you have a new roof installed on your home, the roofing company completing the replacement will likely need to remove the gutters off your home before they can put the new roof on. Your gutter system can become damaged during this process, so it’s likely not something you want to have done to a brand-new gutter system if you can avoid it. If you do have to replace your roof after you’ve had your new gutters installed, you can expect to have to re-paint and possibly repair your gutters following the roof replacement. In many cases, it may be best to have the roof replacement and the gutter installation completed at the same time, if possible.
Don’t Wait to Replace Ineffective Gutters
If you’re planning on replacing your roof in the near future but are seeing signs of ineffective gutters like leaking or pulling, it’s important that you don’t hesitate in having a new gutter system installed. While it’s not ideal to have new gutters removed and reinstalled due to a roof replacement, leaving ineffective gutters on your home can lead to costly water damage to your foundation and landscaping. In the grand scheme of things, it’s better to take care of your gutters as soon as you realize they need to be replaced.
Need a New Roof or Gutters?
When it comes time to replace your home’s gutters or roof, finding a reputable company that you trust to get the job done right is critical. Thankfully, Keeney Home Services is here to help. We have been trusted by countless homeowners to complete their home improvement projects, and we’ve made a name for ourselves by offering the finest products and craftsmanship available in the industry. Whether you need a new roof, new gutters, or both, we’ll provide you with a home improvement experience that is second to none, and you’ll be thrilled with your decision to trust us for this important project.
To get started improving your home, contact Keeney Home Services today. A member of our team would be happy to answer any questions you currently have and get you scheduled for an initial consultation to discuss your gutter installation or roof replacement in person. We look forward to working with you!