Question by Judy: Are rain gutters really necessary?
It seems to me that rain gutters are the real cause of ice dams on the eaves of my house. I think the ice dams will ruin the shingles and then I’ll have to have a new roof. If I have to have a new roof then I will leave off the rain gutters and then I won’t have ice dams ruining my shingles.
Answer by chris
Gutters do 2 things, they keep large anmounts of water away from the foundation and the help prevent the formation of hanging ice that can injure people. Most people don’t know that Gargoils wher originaly part of this system. Before downspouts, they would be placed at the corners of the building and the water from the gutters would be expelled away from the building though thier mouths.
Add your own answer in the comments!
cam on roof
Image by nothing to hide
we were caught by this cam while sitting in a café and having our breakfast