How often should gutters be replaced? If you are planning for a roof replacement in the near future, you may be wondering if you should replace your gutters at the same time.
Gutters generally last about 20 years. If it has been longer than that since putting new gutters on your home, it is a good idea to do that while you have your roof replaced.
Why replace your gutters?
Your gutters have several very important jobs to help protect your home. They help prevent erosion around your house. They also protect your landscaping and garden areas and keep water from building up around your foundation. It also helps protect the siding of your home and keep water running away from your roof.
Just like a traditional roofing system, metal roofs also need to have a gutter system in place. However, having them installed with your metal roof is a little bit different than traditional roofing systems. That’s why experienced metal roofing specialists should be the ones to work with your gutter installation.
How are they replaced?
Gutters for metal roofs should attach to the fascia board rather than the roof deck. That’s because rain will slide off a metal roof faster than a traditional roof and the gutter system needs to be strong enough to handle that speed.
Metal roofing experts will install your new roof over the gutters by about 1 inch or 1.5 inches. This number, however, will vary depending on the climate that you live in.
That’s because if your roof will experience heavy rain or snowfall, it will need to be able to keep up and move that water away from the home quickly and efficiently.
Do you have questions about metal roofing? Perhaps you aren’t sure if you want to replace your gutters at the same time as your roof replacement.
Our experienced team of roofing specialists at Mountaintop Metal Roofing can help answer all your questions. Call us today to learn more or to get your roof replacement quote scheduled.