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Thread: WHY no gutters?

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    WHY no gutters?

    We just purchased a house and I noticed that it has NO roof gutters installed. The roof is relatively new (~5 yrs) and it has all new soffit and fascia. Is there any reason someone would opt to leave the gutters off? The house is pretty basic shape, 25' x 45', and peaked down the center of the length. My plan was to install them right away, but there's no point if for some reason they're not required.

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    A lot of the new houses don't require gutters according to the architects planning. Also could be because of the house's location tough winters etc where the gutters would be a problem.

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    If your house sits above the surrounding property and there is relatively little risk for soil erosion and foundation damage from sitting water, then you really don't gutters. A lot of it has to do with the design and location of your home.

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    Gutters are a must to prevent basement water and foundation damage by frost.

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