Should a New Roof be Put on Before New Gutters?



Homeowners looking to remodel or design the exterior of their new homes know just how stressful the process can be. It can be difficult to decide which project to tackle first – siding, roofing, windows, or gutters. While there is no perfect way to approach exterior remodeling, when it comes to gutters versus roofing, your best bet is usually to go with a new roof first.

There are several reasons to have a new roof installed before your new gutters, but the main reason is that gutters typically have to be uninstalled before a new roof can be placed on your home, especially when the gutters are attached to your roof. This not only lengthens the installation process, but it also puts your new gutter system at risk of being damaged during uninstallation and reinstallation. Repairs and re-painting your gutters can be an expensive headache as well.

While it is usually best to have a new gutter system installed after your roof, sometimes this is not possible. If your gutters are damaged or ineffective, you may have no other choice but to have them installed before your new roofing system. In this case, it is best to have protection built in to the contract with the contractor so that your gutters are protected.

Unlike some traditional sectional gutters with attached gutter guards, the Beldon® LeafGuard gutter protection system does not need to be attached to the roof. In fact, this one-piece seamless system can be installed to your home’s fascia to help eliminate the problem of having to decide whether to have new gutters installed before or after your new roof. Plus, this system is the only one on the market that is guaranteed to remain clog-free. For more information, contact us today.

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