Which comes first, the roof or the gutters


Old 06-12-05, 08:26 AM
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Which comes first, the roof or the gutters

I'm sorry if this has been already asked, I've got twin boys and time online is an issue.

I am re-roofing, installing new gutters , installing new windows and re-siding. The windows are going in first by one firm, then the roof and siding by another firm. Lastlythe gutters by a third company. Is this the proper way to do it? Should the gutters be replaced before, during or after the roof.

Someone told me that a real roofer does both roofing and gutters, because they are a system.

Any opinions?
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Old 06-12-05, 08:37 AM
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Your real roofer will take off your existing gutters, and re-roof your house. In many cases, your real roofer will install the new gutters also if you ask him to. Extra charge, but not much. If you are having continous gutters installed, you will need to get a gutter guy. The gutters are the last thing to be installed. Just for your information, roofing and gutters are not a system.
Many times people have their house re-roofed and not change the gutters.
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Old 06-13-05, 04:22 AM
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In most cases it doesn't matter that much. But, if your old gutters use hidden hangers which run up under the roofing, it's nice to be able to do the gutters with the roof so these can be totally removed rather than simply cut off, leaving a bunch of "stubbys" sticking out all over. And some roofs require will "oversized flashings", depending on the pitch, etc. which neccessitate being able to install the gutters and oversized flashings while doing the roof work.

In general, it is easier to do a more complete flashing of the gutter/roof edges if it's done at the same time.
Old 06-13-05, 04:46 AM
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We do the gutters last, that way should a ladder be leaned up against the house, it will not put a bend in the gutters. We also always take the gutters off first.

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