The short answer is YES! You need gutters, and you need them installed completely around your house. All homes benefit from gutter systems, and the reason you need gutters may be different than you would think.
The Need for Gutters:
Improper rainwater drainage can lead to structural damage as well as leaks into the interior of your home. Without direction, rainwater falls unhindered, directly to the ground, which causes backsplash. Backsplash of mud and soil leads to staining on the brick, siding, or stucco of your home. Most importantly, improperly diverted rainwater can lead to soil erosion around your home. This can cause soil build-up, which directs water back toward your foundation that eventually leads to foundation problems.