It takes guts to have gutters like this. While out looking at properties in Bloomington, MN with a buyer, we encountered this and got a good chuckle. Made me think about how important gutters are to a home owner.

Gutters and downspouts are critical to ridding the roof of water and getting it away. There are just a few steps to follow in order to maintain gutters. First, climb a ladder and clean the goop out of the gutters. The decomposed leaves make great mulch or compost. Pay particular attention to the downspout. If leaves and debris are clogging it, water won’t drain properly, and along with mildew and mud you’ll end up with sagging gutters. Make sure you mine your gutters a few times a year.