The gutters control the water that reaches the roof and direct it to a single flow that moves away from the house. Without gutters, water runoff may build up around the house, enter the foundation, and cause water damage over time. Some homes with particular qualities do not need gutters. A house without a basement or a house with excellent landscape drainage may not even need gutters.
Rain can fall from the roof of the entire house and slip off the walls, thanks to gravity. Rain gutters are the most controversial type of gutter. They are generally not required by law on a sloped roof, and many modern homes omit them, even where they are beneficial. To decide for yourself if rain gutters are necessary for your home, it's best to weigh the facts first.
First of all, not every home needs a gutter system. If you live in an arid climate and don't experience periods of heavy rain, it may not be necessary. However, most homes need a good gutter system to collect stormwater that falls on the roof and away from the house to avoid damaging the structure of the house and to protect the foundation, entrance and sidewalk from accumulating water on the sides of the house. And who wants to have to regularly clean clogged gutters if they don't need to? While legislation doesn't require gutters to be necessary, they are necessary for most homeowners to prevent damage to their homes.
Read below for some of the main reasons why gutters are needed.