You know it is really funny, most home owners haven’t a clue as to how badly their rain gutters can be. People always think that because there are no trees around their home their rain gutters are fine. This is often not the case. Even with newer homes, a few years will leave the rain gutters dirty and after about 5 years they will be full. This is with the home being free of trees. If the home has trees then the rain gutters will need to be cleaned at least once a year. Here is a picture of a new home in an area without trees. When the rain gutters are full, they do not work and will be unable to protect the foundation from water damage.