Should Roof and Gutter Repair Be Done Simultaneously?

As a homeowner, you need to be familiar with both roof and gutter repair. Roofs and gutters are different but they function hand-in-hand. They both protect your home from rain and direct water away. So once either one of them is damaged, it should be repaired right away. However, should roof repair and gutter repair go hand-in-hand? 

 

In this blog post, we will attempt to answer this question. We will first go through some of the signs that indicate you need roof repair and then gutter repair. From there, we will determine whether roof and gutter repair should be done simultaneously.

Signs You Need Roof Repair

Water Leaks

Water leaks are one of the most obvious signs that your roof needs repair. This happens when your roof has a hole, your roof seams are breaking, or your roof flashing is damaged. It poses a threat to your home since it can cause the growth of molds, mildew, and rust. Worse, it can even compromise the structural integrity of the entire roof itself.

Sagging Roof

A sagging roof is caused by several factors such as the roof’s age, excessive weight, defects in roofing design, low-quality or poorly sized materials, and even poor installation. However, the most common seems to be water damage due to the harm it does to the sheathing. It can cause the roof material to rot or decay.

Granules in the Gutters

Granule loss is normal as the roof ages, however, if you find a significant amount of them in your gutters, then it is a sign that your roof needs repair. Roof granules are not even supposed to be in your gutters. They should be on your roof since they serve as your roof’s protective layer against harsh weather conditions.

Signs You Need Gutter Repair

Standing Water

This can be caused by debris clogging your gutters and downspouts such as leaves, twigs, and birds’ nests. It can also be caused by an inadequate slope due to faulty installation. If gutters are not installed at the proper angle, they will not be able to guide water toward the downspouts to drain properly.

Gutter pulling away from the house

The gutters will sag and start to pull away from your house if there is an excess weight of water and debris that has accumulated inside of them. Although sagging gutters may not necessarily harm your house as a whole, if they begin to pull away from your roof, the gutter may separate and take a portion of the outside of your house with it. So once you notice them, have them repaired immediately.

Rust

Rust forms over time, and if it is ignored, it will only get worse. They can lead to more serious problems such as fractures, splits, and leaks in your gutter. Moreover, rust is most likely to blame if you notice that the paint on your gutters is beginning to peel or that orange flecks are beginning to appear.

Should Roof and Gutter Repair Go Hand-in-Hand?

There is no exact answer as to whether your roof repair and gutter repair should go hand-in-hand. It will still depend on the condition of both the roof and the gutter itself. When the roof is still new and is functioning properly, you don’t need to repair them when you’re repairing your gutters. In the same way, you don’t need to remove the gutters when you’re repairing your roof. This is why you need to take note of the signs we enumerated above to determine when you need a roof repair and a gutter repair.

 

However, the best way to figure out whether you need both roof and gutter repair is to contact a certified roofing contractor. They can examine and inspect your roof more thoroughly to determine whether you just need a roof or gutter repair, or if you need both at the same time.

Contact Us to Find Out Whether You Need Roof and Gutter Repair!

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