It’s all about water management. The rain that hits your roof is not dispersed like the rain that hits your lawn. On your roof it piles up and is concentrated into a torrent by the time it comes to the edge of your roof. Where does it go from there? Without gutters it goes straight down to your home’s foundation and you do not want super saturated dirt and soil surrounding your home’s foundation because it can lead to cracks.
Foundation cracks, even when they are minor, can cause catastrophic structural damage. When this happens, a gutter repair company is necessary to repair the cracks or even worse damage will occur, sometimes very quickly. The minimum cost for foundation repair is around $10,000 and the average is over $25,000. So having a headache of this magnitude is something most homeowners should try to avoid altogether.