Your home needs rain gutters because they serve several valuable purposes. Of course, you must keep the ground next to the foundation of your home as dry as possible to prevent structural problems. Gutters help by moving rainwater away from the home. Gutters also protect people standing next to the house and prevent dirt from splashing up onto the exterior of your home. Other benefits of gutter installation include the prevention of rot on the fascia and soffit, erosion around the home, and water in the basement.