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Gutters - Why do you need them?

Updated: Apr 7

Does your roof need gutters? The short answer: probably, but not always. It may seem quite strange to see a house without gutters, but every once in a while you might see one. Whether your home needs gutters depends on the build of your home, where your home is, and whether your home experiences water-related issues. Here’s everything you need to know about gutters or gutter installation.


Gutters control the water that hits your roof. Guiding it into a single flow that moves away from your home. Without gutters, it's conceivable that water will overflow and will develop around your home, getting into the interior and causing water leaks after some time. Gutters can't move water away except if they're cleaned—and damaged gutters can cause more harm than not having gutters at all since they can make a pool along your roof.

Despite moving water away, gutters can also help to prevent erosion by controlling water flow. This protects any damage around the property.