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When malfunctioning gutters allow rain to cascade over the home, completely unchecked, then peeling paint might be least among your concerns. If allowed to rot, exterior wood trim elements like window sills and door jambs become unable to keep out the weather. So a seemingly isolated problem—say, water-damaged drywall—may in fact be caused by inadequate storm drainage. If your gutters continually cause such headaches, it's probably time to replace to them.
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