Are Gutters Included in a Roof Replacement?

Do Gutters Get Included in a Roof Replacement?

One of the questions we’re frequently asked when homeowners are planning a roofing project is “Are gutters included in a roof replacement?” It’s natural to understand why. These two elements of your exterior work together and are often lumped together. To learn more about whether your gutters will be replaced when your roof is replaced, continue reading. 

If you’d like to talk to our team about scheduling your roof replacement or to ask any other questions you have, please call us at 262-439-0857 or contact us online

Do Gutters Get Included in a Roof Replacement?

The short answer is not necessarily. These are two separate exterior remodeling projects that certainly can happen at the same time, but a gutter replacement isn’t included as a default with a roof replacement project. 

Do Gutters Have to Be Removed During a Roof Replacement?

In order to replace your roof, your contractor doesn’t have to remove your gutters in the process. If your gutters are fairly new or in good shape, your roofing contractor can protect your gutters by covering them up and avoiding resting ladders on them so they won’t be disturbed during the roof replacement project. 

Then, once your roof replacement is complete, they’ll clean out your gutters to ensure that there is no debris stuck inside them. 

Can You Replace Your Gutters at the Same Time as You Replace Your Roof?

Yes! If your gutters are no longer working properly, you can work with our team to replace them at the same time as your roof replacement. Having both projects done at the same time can help you save on labor costs, as a crew will only have to come out to your home once. This is also convenient, as it helps you to completely transform your home’s exterior all at one time. 

How Your Gutters and Roof Go Together

As you can see, a roof replacement doesn’t require a gutter replacement, but the two parts of your home do go hand-in-hand. Let’s take a closer look at how they work together. 

Gutter Maintenance Should Be Part of Overall Roof Maintenance

Roof maintenance includes checking the vulnerable areas of your roof. That should include taking care of your gutters. By cleaning debris out of your gutters, you’ll help prevent dangerous clogs and backups, so water can be moved away from your home when it rains. 

We recommend having annual maintenance done on your gutters to have them cleaned and inspected for signs of damage. 

Common Roof Issues Are Associated With Gutters

When your gutters are filled with debris, water will start to back up in your gutters. When this happens, the water has to go somewhere. Most often, the water will pool onto the surface of your roof, eventually causing moisture issues like leaks. By taking care of your gutters, you’re taking care of your roof, simple as that. 

Looking for an easy way to keep debris out of your gutters? We install a variety of gutter guards so your gutters stay clean with no extra work on your part.

Signs It’s Time to Replace Your Gutters

As you plan your Waukesha roof replacement project, how do you know if you should also replace your gutters? Here are a few of the most common signs that you need new gutters:

There Are Cracks or Fractures in Your Gutters

If you notice visible cracks in your gutters, then it’s only a matter of time before water starts leaking through them. This can eventually lead to damaged siding.

Your Gutters Are Sagging

When your gutters start to bow or pull away from the side of your home, it’s a sign that your brackets may be loose. If left unfixed, they can break completely and lead to significant water damage. 

There Is Standing Water in Your Gutters

When you notice standing water in your gutters, it’s a sign that there is a blockage of some kind, whether in the gutters themselves or the downspout. Most of the time, these blockages are from dirt and debris like leaves and sticks. When water can’t flow through, your home is at risk the next time it rains. 

Your Gutters Are Starting to Rust

Along those same lines, rusted gutters are at risk of failing sooner rather than later. When you start to notice rust, it’s best to replace your gutters before the problem gets worse. 

Schedule Your Roof (and Gutter!) Replacement Today

Now that you know how to answer the question, “Are gutters included in a roof replacement?” you can get your project on the books. Our team here at Semper Fi Roofing & Exteriors would be happy to replace your gutters and your roof at the same time for your convenience. To schedule a consultation with our team, please call 262-439-0857 or contact us online