While it is true that rain gutter failure could damage your home, even poorly functioning gutters provide more protection than not having any rain gutters. If your home didn’t have any rain gutters, all the rain would run off the roof and land right at the base of your home’s foundation. That is more water than you might think. Even a moderate average rainfall can result in hundreds of gallons of water being dumped on your roof. Damage to the foundation, cracked basement walls, and water leaking into the home are definitely risks when you do not have rain gutters in place.
However, this is not to say that you don’t need to be concerned about damaged rain gutters. If they are concentrating rain to a particular area, the erosion there will be greater than normal. While everywhere else is being protected, that spot will be in a dangerous situation. It is always important to take care of your rain gutters and have them repaired or replaced as needed.
The best solution is to have rain gutters installed and keep up with their care, including cleaning regularly (or having gutter protectors installed). If you would like to know more about rain gutters for your home, reach out to us at AppleBlossom Energy. We are happy to discuss how they can help you protect your property.