Looking for some opinions, or advice, I am going to be putting a new roof on my house soon. We have decided to go with the stone coated steel shingles. These are the kind that snap into a starter course and the eves, and also into the next course above it.
The opinions I want is in regard to my Gutter Helmet. And yes it is the Gutter Helmet brand, the big aluminum thing. Now I know that feelings about these vary, but I have had it for 10 years, it was installed before I purchased the home, but in my situation, it performs very well, is still in great shape, and I do not want to replace it with something else or lose it altogether.
So here is my dilemma, I either remove it, install the new roof, and then reinstall the gutter helmet on top of the new steel shingles, or I leave it where it is and install the new roof over, meaning it is going to overlap the gutter hemet, making it pretty much unremovable without destroying it.
I HATE the first way, because, well I think that’s obvious. It requires screwing into it, and there’s no way to cover it with he next shingle, because these aren’t like regular shingles, they have to snap into the course below.
The lesser of the two is just putting the new roof over the top of it. The gutter helmet will still function as it should, but like I said, with the new roof screwed over it, It’s there for good, or I cut it off.
Is there a THIRD option, aside from scraping the gutter helmet for something else that I am not considering?