That is true in many but not all cases. The gutters we had were incompatible with the solar roof due to the way the gutter guards we had were attached. So, replacement was a necessary part of our project.I had a solar roof put on, without removing the gutters.
Tesla damaged two of the gutters along the way, so they are replacing both of those at their cost.
If your gutters still work and you like the way they look, there's no reason to remove them.
One key consideration covered earlier in this thread is whether the gutters will "still work" with the glass roof. There seemed to be a consensus among those I consulted that 6 inch gutters are best for glass roofs in areas with more rain.If your gutters still work and you like the way they look, there's no reason to remove them.
The issue is that some gutter guards are attached directly to the roof under the end shingles or stick up too much even if attached to the gutter or fascia. This kind of setup is incompatible with the solar roof, and is why we had to have our gutters replaced. We did go with a mesh style (but don't have the same level of tree issues as we did when the gutters were put in as several older trees near our house have been removed.)@trautmane2 New guy here - near neighbor - roof work started Friday - PowerWall + and "standard" installed. I'm a bit frustrated by the different voices in and around Tesla - "you can't keep your gutters"; "you can keep your gutters but the gutter guards are incompatible with the roof"; and the crew Friday left it all intact. Glass has yet to be installed, so this may yet change. I saw a YouTube video of an installation in MD, and they said they went with a mesh guard. I wrote back that we had had poor performance from mesh, becoming totally clogged with maple seeds, to which he responded, he didn't know about maple seeds, and the mesh was effective against pine needles. I much prefer the more solid covers, and if we are forced to replace the covers, I would like to find which brand/model would be compatible. Very much appreciated your YouTube video - well done !
Any gutter installers recommended in the Austin, TX area?The drainpipe for the lower roof gutter is at the opposite end of what you see in the picture (guessing that gutter runs for 30 feet). I quickly measured the drain pipe as 4'' x 2'', but when I look online I only see 4x3 and 3x2 options, so maybe it is 4x3.
Good to know - thanks. Any reason you chose 4'' over 6''? Cost or looks or ... ?