Home upgrades can be quite expensive depending on the project you have to do. This is one of the many reasons why homeowners often ponder whether to do multiple home improvements at once or schedule them in phases.
During a roof replacement, you might be wondering if you should replace your gutters, too.
Should You Replace Your Roof and Gutters at the Same Time?
Having your gutters and roof replaced simultaneously is generally more cost-effective than doing them separately. This is particularly true if your gutters are as old or damaged as your roof. By scheduling both projects at the same time, you can save on labor, materials and permitting costs. It’s also recommended to simultaneously replace the roof and gutters if you are financing the project through a tax refund or a home equity loan.
Still, the choice is ultimately yours. Sometimes, gutter damage is only cosmetic and can be solved by a repair, making a replacement unnecessary. If your contractor suggests replacing the gutters along with the roof, have them inspect the gutters first. Then, based on the overall condition of your gutters, you can make a decision.
When Should You Keep Your Existing Gutters?
It is sometimes OK to keep your existing gutters. For instance, if your gutters are relatively new and in good condition, you can wait a little longer before replacing them. However, as mentioned, if your contractor suggests replacing them, inquire about the nature of the problem before agreeing to any additional work.
If you are searching for a new gutter and roofing system, you can turn to V. Nanfito Roofing & Siding for help. We have a large selection of products with superior durability. To schedule a consultation, call (203) 639-1634, or fill out our online form.