How Often Should You Replace Your Gutters?
Picture this, a strong storm is barreling through your area, and your home is left vulnerable to harsh winds and pounding rain. This can be stressful, especially if your home is not outfitted with a high-performance gutter system.
Gutters are critical as they can help direct water away from the foundation and landscaping of your home. Without reliable gutters in place, you can run the risk of water damage, mold growth, and mildew, which can all lead to costly repairs. With a new gutter system, you can have peace of mind knowing your home will have a trusty layer of protection against whatever Mother Nature may throw its way.
What to Look for In New Gutters
If your home has worn gutters that have seen better days, consider a gutter replacement. How often you should replace your gutter system is partly contingent on the material of your gutter system, which is why many homeowners opt for seamless aluminum gutters.
Aluminum Seamless Gutters
Traditional sectional gutters are made up of interlocking parts that, when pieced together, form the entire system. This design is problematic because the seams, also known as cuts, pose as vulnerable spots where your gutters are bound to leak after some natural wear and tear. Additionally, when debris enters your gutter system, it is likely to snag onto the cuts, which can lead to irksome gutter clogs.
With seamless gutters, on the other hand, you don’t have to be as concerned about gutter clogs and leaks. This is because seamless gutters are made up of fewer cuts, which not only allows for a cleaner look, but it enhances the overall performance of your gutter system.
Additionally, aluminum is ideal because this material will never rust over time. Aluminum gutters are sturdy, long-lasting, and only need to be replaced about every 20 years.
Choosing the Right Gutter Replacement
If your current gutters are cracked, peeling, sagging, or leaking, then they will not adequately protect your home from inclement weather. Therefore, a gutter replacement is certainly the next step. Investing in a system, such as LeafGuard® gutters, is always a great option.
With LeafGuard® seamless gutters, you can expect:
- Gutters that efficiently divert water away from your home, so you don’t have to worry about flooding.
- A built-in gutter protection system that will stop debris, such as leaves, pine needles, and insects, from building up and blocking your gutters, rendering the system ineffective.
- Installation without screws or nails so you can rest easy knowing your roofline will not be damaged during gutter installation.
- Long-lasting strength and durability, as LeafGuard® gutters are constructed with heavy-gauge aluminum that is 20% thicker than other gutters.
- A ScratchGuard® paint finish that makes these gutters resistant to peeling, scraping, and cracking.
Installers You Can Trust
If you are interested in a new gutter system for your Iowa home, then turn to the professionals at Home Solutions of Iowa. Our skilled and experienced team has the know-how to expertly complete your gutter installation in as little as one day. In fact, we will roll-form your gutters on site, ensuring they will perfectly match the dimensions of your roofline. Contact us today to get started.