Should You Replace Your Gutters When You Get a New Roof?

Homeowners tend to forget about their gutters until something goes wrong. It could be a clog causes water to cascade down from them. It could be that something catastrophic happens, causing them to become dislodged from the side of the house. You may not take much notice of them, but your gutters do an awful lot to protect your home. They keep your roof and siding healthy, they prevent leaks from occurring in your home, and they even prevent damage from occurring to your foundation. 

Whenever you decide to replace your roof, it’s recommended to inspect your gutters to see if it’s time to replace them as well. Why is this important? There are a few reasons why it’s a good idea to combine gutter replacement with new roofing. 

Budgeting is Easier

When setting aside money for a roofing job, or if you are financing, it’s easier to combine the two projects into one so that you won’t have to go through the process all over again a few years down the line. Gutter replacement will likely also be less expensive should you combine it with a roofing job. Part of the cost that goes into a new roof or gutters is the time it takes for an installation team to get to a site, set up, clean up, etc. When the two jobs are combined into one, it costs less for the contractor to get the job done, which will reflect on the total cost of your job. 

You Can Match Colors

If you are looking for a completely new aesthetic for your home, replacing your gutters along with getting a new roof will present you with a larger opportunity to change the look of your home. Plus, you will open up your options when it comes to roofing materials and colors, as you won’t be tied down by the current color of your gutters. 

New Gutters Will Better Protect Your Home

If your gutters are old, inefficient, or simply not installed properly, this can lead to drainage issues on your home, which can in turn lead to damage on your brand new roof. Getting new gutters along with a new roof will ensure that you have the newest, most up-to-date gutters that are pitched properly, have enough downspouts, and are guaranteed to protect your new roofing investment. 

Is There Anything Else that Should Be Replaced with a Roof?

While nothing is necessary, there are several others exterior features that make sense to replace when you get a new roof. These can include your: 

  • Vents 
  • Soffit and fascia 
  • Skylights 
  • Chimney or smokestack 


Looking to have some work done on your home? Whether you just need a new roof or want the works, Schmidt Roofing can give you a no-obligation quote!


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