They may break down a bit during the R&I process, but you should be careful. The other option would be to slide your face up. Experienced roofers should know not to do this, but if this occurs, the customer should have the roofer come back and remove the gutters, as this is their mistake. They don't have to worry about gutters, as Costa Gutter will remove and dispose of them free of charge, if you have already removed them before.
The Bill Ragan Roofing Company team has been providing Nashville and the surrounding area with high-quality gutter and roofing services since 1990. The roofer will tell you that you can't see it, so you'll never know, but when the guy in the gutter comes to slide your new gutters behind your new drip edge, the top of the gutter is now obstructed by the old short dripping edge that no one can see. Your gutter system is also considered part of your roof, which means that if you've suffered hail damage, it's likely not. If this happens to your home, the roofers may have to return to remove the first two rows of their new roof shingles, just to access the gutters and be able to remove them.
Gutters that cannot be repositioned properly retain water, overflow and can cause residual damage to the fascia, cladding and stucco, and can even cause foundation damage and basement flooding. Cleaning gutters and inspecting them for problems is essential as part of regular roof maintenance. If the roofers re-roof and don't remove the gutters before placing a new drip edge and shingles, 4 flanged gutters are “locked” in the roof. Deciding whether to try to fix something or spend money replacing it can be a difficult choice, especially when it comes to something as essential as the house's gutter system.
Roofing and gutters are two completely different art forms that require different skills and tools. Some gutter companies even refuse to remove blocked gutters, due to potential damage to the roof shingles and the dripping edge, not to mention the large amount of labor they require. So what will your roofing contractor do with your gutters when they replace your roof? Always eager to educate about everything related to roofing, I'm going to answer that question and more. Many roofing companies have an in-house gutter division or a gutter company to which they outsource their gutter work.
Even if you don't have gutters with 4 flanges, the smartest and most economical time to remove the gutters is when you remove the roof. A closed Costa Gutter gutter system removed the required crow bars, hammers, drills and chisels, and took 10 man-hours (2 men, 5 hours) to remove 2 40-foot long gutters.