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Old 10-15-2009, 03:34 PM   #1
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Should the new roof be put on before the new gutters or gutters first?

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Roof first than gutters.

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Ok well thats probably a roofer, so as a metal man I will tell you even if it is a residential roof, make sure your roofer doesn't pull the dripedge as tight as they can to the fascia. That way the gutter guy "continuos residential I am guessing" wont have to pull out the face of the dripedge, because they will and it will look like ****. If it is a commercial job then do not let the roofer apply the drip/gravel first. It is a nightmare to apply comm. gutter afterwards, and you will pay for it. At least you can push the res. gutter nails through the face of the drip.
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Ok well thats probably a roofer, so as a metal man I will tell you even if it is a residential roof, make sure your roofer doesn't pull the dripedge as tight as they can to the fascia. That way the gutter guy "continuos residential I am guessing" wont have to pull out the face of the dripedge, because they will and it will look like ****. If it is a commercial job then do not let the roofer apply the drip/gravel first. It is a nightmare to apply comm. gutter afterwards, and you will pay for it. At least you can push the res. gutter nails through the face of the drip.
So, Roof or Gutters first?

I also assumed the poster was speaking of residential which is why I said roof first. He did not ask how so I simply gave a direct and simple answer.

I have never installed the roof first and gutters second on commercial grade work that required gravel stop, that's entirely different scope of details.
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Should the new roof be put on before the new gutters or gutters first?
Simple,

Remove the old roof, old drip edge, and the old guttering, install the new drip edge, new roof, then install the new guttering.

Same process you'll see on any construction site.

Anything less is just bad advice, period.


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Sorry I didn't mention it but, yes it is residential standard hip. I am not sure what drip edge is. I assume it is a L shaped metal flashing that has one edge that slides under the first (starter) course of shingles and the other into the gutter? right or wrong??? I need to get as smart about roofing as I can because next spring/summer I will be having a 2 layer tear off and new roof and gutters installed and want to fully understand what the contractor is doing, and that he is doing it right. I am sure I will have more questions. Thanks for the help.
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Sorry I didn't mention it but, yes it is residential standard hip. I am not sure what drip edge is. I assume it is a L shaped metal flashing that has one edge that slides under the first (starter) course of shingles and the other into the gutter? right or wrong??? I need to get as smart about roofing as I can because next spring/summer I will be having a 2 layer tear off and new roof and gutters installed and want to fully understand what the contractor is doing, and that he is doing it right. I am sure I will have more questions. Thanks for the help.
That sounds correct. The purpose of the drip edge is for water to run into the gutter; not behind it - causing water infiltration and damage.
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No he wasnt too specific at first. I have had the misfortune to hang commercial gutter either replacing old or not getting the job organized properly with the roofer, and it sucks. However I am just glad to hear he has a roofer, I thought he was going to say, next spring/summer I will be putting this roof on. Like the prior owner did to my house, what a nightmare.

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