Combining projects like roof and eavestrough replacements add lot of value for a homeowner when you realize both projects have cost and time reductions built-in so let's discuss if it makes sense for you.
When To Replace Your Gutters
If you don’t have a good rain gutter system, then your foundation will become soaked when water starts draining off your roof. This can lead to leaks and your home could suffer from structural damage.
If you notice your gutters are damaged or in need of repairs, then replace them when you decide to have a roof installed, but make sure you take the time to inspect your gutters. Look for signs that it needs to be replaced, and these signs include cracks and sagging. Look for water damage too and look at the underside of the eaves. If there is paint that’s peeling or rust marks on the exterior of your home, then this is a sign it’s time to replace your gutter system.
Is there pools of water near your home’s foundation? If so, then it’s time for new gutters. The sooner you get them, the better.
Why it Makes Sense To Get New Gutters With A New Roof
Many homeowners get new gutters when they get new roofs, even if there is nothing really wrong with their current gutter system. This is because getting them done at the same time tends to be affordable. That being said, it is not always necessary.
When a roofing contractor is looking at your roof and about to give you an estimate, ask them to inspect your gutters and if they say there are issues, ask what those issues are. Repairs may be all that is needed. The extent of the repairs depends on what exactly the issue is.
If you still want to get new gutters, make sure you buy high quality ones. You don’t want to spend a lot of money on gutters that are inferior and end up not doing what they are supposed to do. Also, if you have issues with your gutters getting clogged, then has your contractor about getting gutter shields, as this can prevent clogs from happening in the first place.
Need a roof and gutter inspection? My team and I would be glad to assist. We have been serving the Niagara Region over 10 years with our great products and services and the initial inspection is totally free.
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Wayne Jeffreys is a native of Niagara-On-The-Lake and owner of Niagara based roofing company Class Eh Roofing!