Remove and reinstall the gutters You can choose to remove the gutters before installation and reinstall them once the roof is complete. We recommend it for several reasons. First, installers will ensure that the gutters have the proper pitch when reinstalling them. Not having a professional inspect the gutters when the roof is replaced is like changing the oil and not having a professional inspect the brakes.
Why don't you do it all at once? Many gutter systems need to be removed before re-roofing, and even if they don't, this may be a good time to determine if they need to be repaired or replaced. While you're removing them, you can inspect them for water damage or putrefaction and consider repainting the fascia and edge. If the gutters are attached to the roof, it is impossible to re-roof without removing the gutters. You must remove the gutters to remove the roof.
Extraction, reinstallation or replacement can reveal maintenance problems, such as rot or other forms of water damage, and sometimes the extraction itself causes damage. In addition, with the gutters removed, you can install the roof properly with tapes on the leaky edges and seal the edges accordingly clean. According to roofing experts, removing gutters allows you to better understand the extent of potential problems with the roof. After the roof is installed, the gutters will be cleaned a second time to leave the gutters clean and effective.
If you see water damage to the foundation or basement, ask your contractor to check if it's due to leaks in the gutter or downspouts. The Bill Ragan Roofing team has been replacing roofs and gutters for Nashville residents since 1990. In addition, removing the gutters allows you to properly install accessories such as water and ice shields and lower layers. Workers are also very likely to damage gutters by carrying roofing materials to the roof.
For example, an animal may have damaged the roof and gutters, but leaves and debris hide the magnitude of the damage. Moving and replacing can require different levels of skill and tools, and this job involves a variety of insurance, safety and liability issues. Many roofing companies have an in-house gutter division or a gutter company to which they outsource their gutter work. Rather than removing them, your roofing contractor should take all appropriate precautions to protect the gutters during the roof replacement process.
The Bill Ragan Roofing Company team has been providing Nashville and the surrounding area with high-quality gutter and roofing services since 1990. While the overflowing gutter is the source of water from the leak, it is rather the fascia (the board that runs along the lower edge of the roof and that carries all the gutters).