Gutters can be the bane of our existence when we are cleaning them, or they can be the source of so many problems when we ignore them. I can tell you that most people ignore them. If there is a pine tree in the yard, the gutters are most assuredly stuffed with pine needles, causing them not to work. So do we need gutters? If water will drain away from the house when it falls off of the roof, we would not need gutters, but this does not always happen. Raised garden beds, porches, walkways, and the topography of our yards frequently splash water back onto the home or keep it along the foundation. This leads to damage to wood elements in our home to rot, to our foundation by rising and falling, and to create a conducive environment for pests or molds.
Improving the condition of your home’s gutter is essential to having a functional gutter that gets the job done correctly.