Did you know that many new construction homes do not include gutters? If you are considering having the home of your dreams built, make sure you read the contract and build plans carefully as you go through the custom-building process. Then, ask the builder if gutters are included. Many times, they are not. It often depends on several factors, such as the building code for the area, the foundation, the type of home, the style of roof, and even the local weather.
Here in Minnesota, it rains and snows a good portion of the year. For example, if you are building in Wayzata, it rains 31 inches a year on average with 51 inches of snow. If you are going to build in Minnetonka, the average annual rainfall is 32 inches with 53 inches of snow. So, managing water and drainage around your home will be important for your new construction.