or rain-carrying system
are designed to catch rainwater and snow melt from the roof and funnel it to the downspouts, which direct it away from the foundation. This is critical operation for water control.
The primary maintenance objective to a home owner is to protect the physical integrity of the property over the long term. Preventative gutter maintenance is the most critical and most neglected responsibility maintenance. Invariably this leads to greater expense in other areas of water damage in the future.