Gutters play an important role when it comes to protecting your home from damage. They capture rainwater coming off the roof and move it away from the foundation and landscaping, to avoid erosion problems. They also protect the edges of the roof from exposure to the elements.
The gutters on your home are hard working. They take all the water that hits your roof and redirects it down through the downspout and away from the foundation. Gutters can work for years without any problems. However, over time, they can start to develop problems that need attention.
Do you have water overflowing the top of your gutter instead of going down the downspout? Is the outside of your gutters in need of a good scrubbing? If either or both of these are true, you need to have a gutter cleaning.