Gutters are an integral component of a roofing system. So, many homeowners wonder if they should replace their gutters when they are removing the old roof and installing a new one. The answer is, it depends.
If you answer yes to any of the following questions, it may be a good idea to replace your gutters along with your roof:
- Are any of your gutters dented?
- Have your gutters separated from the home or the downspouts?
- Do your gutters leak?
- Are your gutters frequently overflowing when it rains?
- Is any water entering your home from the walls or through the foundation?
- Have you noticed any wood rot on the exterior of your home?
- Does rainfall result in damage to your landscaping?
- Are you replacing your roof because of storm damage?
An affirmative answer to any of the above questions could mean that you need to replace your gutters – perhaps even just a portion of the gutter system. You should have an experienced gutter professional evaluate your existing gutter system. They will be able to determine if your gutters are in good condition, as well as whether they are the reason you are experiencing damage to your home and landscaping. Sometimes, the damage is a result of gutters that are too narrow for the pitch and square footage of your roof.
Roof and Gutter Replacement in Rockland County
Too narrow of a gutter was the issue for a school in Rockland County. The school needed a new roof. Since gutters are part of the roofing systems, we analyzed the existing gutter system to see if replacement was necessary. After taking the necessary measurements of the roof and its pitch, we determined that the building needed 6” gutters in order to effectively address roof runoff. The school had 5” gutters. To address and prevent any water issues, we replaced the existing gutters with new, wider gutters alongside the roof replacement.
If you live in the Bergen and Rockland Counties area and are in need of gutter services, give us a call. We are happy to provide you with a free estimate.