Gutter Replacement Services
We don’t just offer gutter replacement services in the Bay area. We aim to help homeowners save money down the road on repairs and installations. When you think about great value and quality gutter installation and repair, you won’t find a better choice than Westshore Roofing.
Frequently asked questions about replacing gutters
Why does my home need a gutter system?
Gutters are an important part of your home. They direct water away from exterior walls, windows, doors, and foundation, preventing water from making its way inside. This protects your home from costly damage.
When do I need to replace my gutters?
Gutter replacement is necessary when the problems are too big to repair, such as:
- large or extensive cracking
- stress along the gutter seams (where the two horizontal sections meet)
- peeling paint or water damage in more than a couple of areas directly beneath the gutter
- damaged drywall or rotting wood
- mold or mildew growth or pools of water around your home’s foundation
When should I repair vs. replace my gutters?
It really depends on the extent of damage. If the problems are large and cover significant portions of the gutter, an all-out replacement is your best bet. If, however, the problems are small and confined (e.g. small holes, leaks confined to one particular joint, etc.) the existing gutter can probably be retained for the time being with repair work on those trouble spots.
What are my gutter options?
There are two different shapes, OGEE style and Fascia, and are normally five-to-six inches wide. In terms of materials, gutters are normally made from steel, seamless aluminum and copper.
How can gutters save me money?
When your gutters are non-functional, water will start to seep into the foundation of your home, which will cause cracking or shifting. This can cause basement flooding, exterior damage (i.e. landscaping or foundation), mold and mildew.
What happens when leaves and debris clogs my gutter?
When rain gutters are clogged, there is a risk of water seeping into the home, since normal flow is obstructed. This is why it’s recommended to clean your gutters at least twice a year (in the late spring and the late summer/early fall.)
How long will my gutters last?
This depends on weather conditions, your maintenance regime and the materials your gutters are made of (e.g. aluminum, steel, copper etc.). The average life is approximately 20 years for aluminum and 50+ years for steel, copper and zinc.
When Westshore Roofing is contracted in San Jose and surrounding areas, we’ll start the process by discussing the different types of gutters available as well as the pros and cons. After deciding the material and style, coming up with an accurate estimate is a simple procedure and you’ll know how much the work will cost before we begin.