If your house is typical of most homes, you need gutters to protect your foundation and landscaping from damage. There are many options available for choosing and installing rain gutters for your home.
When you buy a home gutter system, choose the best gutter for your house, pocketbook and safety. The type of house you have, the number of floors, eaves, and overhangs, as well as factors, such as prevailing weather patterns in your geographic location, the architectural style of your home, and the absence or presence of trees, all influence the type of gutter system you will need for your home.
Home gutters are not, generally speaking, an architectural feature of a home. They are a functional necessity. Water running off your roof, if not controlled, can cause damage to the structure, foundation, and landscaping of your home. That is why most homes have gutters.
There are exceptions of course. In some areas of the country, particularly in New England, many homeowners believe that the traditional "salt box" style home's architecture is spoiled by the addition of gutters.
Areas with high amounts of snowfall, often have metal roofs, which allow snow to slide easily off the roof, and do not require gutters. Also, in the southwest, and other areas where there is little annual rainfall, home gutters are not a necessity. Homes with tiled roofing, may not require gutters either.
But, most homeowners do need and want gutters, and millions of them have found that LeafGuard brand seamless gutters, with its one-piece, built-in, leaf and debris deflecting cover, are the best gutters they can install on their homes.