A roof alone does not protect the home’s structural integrity. The average home typically sheds 28,000,000 cubic inches of rainwater per year and must be channeled away from the roof line to prevent water damage to the home’s exterior and ground below. So it is vital to keeping the rain gutters clogged free at all times. If this rain water is not channeled away correctly it is no different than not having gutters and downspouts at all. This is why a complete gutter system should be designed to be free-flowing without the potential for backups and clogs allowing for proper expansion and contraction on the home. If rainwater runoff is not channeled away or starts to clog it adversely affects the structures integrity affecting the roof line, fascia and soffit, exterior, windows and surrounding landscape, even your foundation.