Why Rain Gutters? BHD Rain Gutters - Summit, Stark, Portage County OH.

Why Rain Gutters?

rain gutter also known as eavestrough, eaves channelspouting, guttering or simply gutter; is a narrow channel, or trough, forming the component of a roof system which collects and diverts rainwater shed by the roof.

A rain gutter may be a:

  • Roof integral trough along the lower edge of the roof slope which is fashioned from the roof covering and flashing materials.
  • Discrete trough of metal, or other material that is suspended beyond the roof edge and below the projected slope of the roof.
  • Wall integral structure beneath the roof edge, traditionally constructed of masonry, fashioned as the crowning element of a wall.

The main purpose of a rain gutter is to protect a building's foundation by channeling water away from its base. They also help to reduce erosion, prevent leaks in basements and crawlspaces, protect painted surfaces by reducing exposure to water, and provide a means to collect rainwater for later use.