The comfort of being able to enter and exit your home without getting soaked is the most obvious reason for getting rain gutters. But the advantages go much further than simple convenience. Let’s start from the bottom. Properly installed gutter systems will direct rain water away from the buildings foundation where it may leak into the basement/crawl space, or cause damage to the foundation itself by causing it to heave or settle. Rain gutters will prevent damage to landscaping, steps, decks, and walkway pavers by eliminating the “sheet” of water that falls from your roof line. The damage and straining caused to stucco, masonry, siding, doors, thresholds, and garage doors due to splash-back can be eliminated with a properly installed gutter system.