A good roof can only last long with the help of an adequate gutter system that can regulate the flow of rainwater and prevent water damage over time. Replacing your gutter system is, therefore, a very important part of taking proper care of your roof, regardless of the type of roof you own or of where you live.
Finding out when to replace your gutters can be a real chore. You have to know a few important things beforehand, and even then it can be somewhat unclear:
- Check for damaged areas that look beyond repair. When it comes to your gutters, if they look beyond repair they usually are, especially in the case of a cheaper gutter system.
- Are parts of your gutters missing, or have they already rotted or rusted away? That might also be a sign that you need to replace your gutters.
- Finally, if you live in an area where storms can get pretty bad, simply knowing the age of your gutters can prompt you to get rid of them and replace them with new ones.
Of course, you never really know if your gutters can be salvaged or not unless you talk to your local San Jose roofers. If you’re on your own, however, the most prudent thing to do is to perform the replacement job, even if there is a small chance that the system can actually be salvaged.