Iowa’s Unique Style of Homes
Iowa is home to a variety of beautiful homes. Iowa’s more popular styles range from Ranch to Cape Cod, Craftsman and Contemporary, to Colonial and Tudor. Each style is beautiful in its own unique way and has different characteristics defining it from the next. If you are a homeowner that takes pride in your home, you want peace of mind knowing you are choosing the best products to maintain your home. LeafGuard® Brand Gutters are simply the best, and a great addition to any home.
Traditional Ranch Style Home
This 1950’s – 1960’s true American original style is known for single-floor living, open floor plans, and attached garages. They are shaped in an open “U” or “L” layout. The home has low pitched roofs and extended eaves with the foundation built on a concrete slab. This efficient and effective house plan makes this home popular.
Some downfalls to this style are the low-pitched roofs and long horizontal orientation. When it comes to a shallow pitched roof, it allows snow to accumulate more easily in the winter and that can lead to ice dams. If your gutters are not performing they can add more stress to the problem. Additionally, because of the unusually long length of the home, most gutter systems are installed in 2-foot pieces, making issues of rainwater leaking through seams a common issue and the longer the open style gutter the more common clogs are.
LeafGuard® Brand Gutters are custom-fitted on-site from one continuous piece of aluminum, making the gutter seamless. The one-piece gutter bottom and hood deflects leaves and debris better than any other gutter protection system; that will not clog or cause leaks, and that does not interfere with the integrity of the roof.
Cape Cod Style Home
This rectangular 1600’s English style home is designed with a large central chimney, cedar shingles, and a steep roof. Functionality is key with this style rather than form. Other design aspects include two windows on each side of the front door and often a dormer on each side of the chimney.
Some headaches that come with the Cape Cod-style home include frequent maintenance on the exterior. Cedar shingles sometimes used on this style as siding can require more maintenance. The shingles must be regularly stained and sealed to protect from moisture penetration and possible rot, mold, and warping. In addition, if the gutters on the home are not functioning properly, rainwater could be overflowing and leaking down the side of the home. This increases the frequency of maintenance on the shingles and could add a lot of extra work that is unnecessary.
To protect and extend the life of cedar shingle siding, the right kind of gutters are key. LeafGuard® Gutters are a seamless solution; they protect not only the siding but help with safeguarding the roof, landscape, and foundation. LeafGuard® Gutters one-piece bottom and hood deflect leaves and debris; that will not clog or cause leaks, and keeps rainwater running freely and safely away from the home – each and every time it rains.
Contemporary Home Style
A range of styles encompasses the 20th century Contemporary home style. Some key elements that set this style apart include natural and sustainable components, “living” roofs made of green plants or composite materials, and natural lighting. This eco-friendly home style was built to have little downside with maintenance.
When it comes to protecting the exterior of the home, the type of gutters installed can play a huge role. LeafGuard® Brand Gutters are the perfect addition. They are roll-formed from one continuous piece of aluminum; a sustainable, lightweight, strong and highly recyclable solution and addition to any eco-friendly lifestyle. LeafGuard® fits perfectly with the look of the Contemporary style and its sleek design enhances the beauty of the home.
Colonial Home Style
The Colonial-style home dates back to the 1600s. This traditional style is elegant and distinct with a recognizable use of geometry. Many Colonial homes feature a slightly pitched roof, tall white columns, large windows, and the front door is located in the center with even numbers of windows and columns on each side creating uniform and symmetry.
With a home that has effortless curb appeal, maintenance is a must. To preserve its beauty, the key performers need to be maintained on the home; the gutters. Due to the height of the gutters off of the ground, they are commonly overlooked and end up not performing. When the gutters can’t perform how they are intended to, it can lead to roofing, siding, landscape, and even foundation damage greatly affecting the elegant look of the home.
Update and protect this classic home with LeafGuard® Brand Gutters. LeafGuard® Gutters fit in perfectly with the look of this home; it’s not bulky and its sleek design elements enhance the beauty of the Colonial style. These gutters will protect the home’s siding, trim and foundation from water damage.
Tudor Home Style
In the 1920s, the Tudor style home was developed. The exterior is commonly found with stucco, brick or stone siding; this home is built to last. The two-story style’s chimneys are located close to the front door, with a steep multi-gabbed roof. Tudor style homes stand out from their asymmetrical detail and decorative half-timber framing. What makes this home so popular today is they are less expensive to remodel than building a new home and the style requires little to no maintenance.
With homes that require less exterior maintenance, gutters overlooked and can cause serious damage over time. With the gutters being on the second story, they are easily overlooked and dangerous to clean. Because this home is often remodeled, it is the perfect time to update the gutters! With LeafGuard® Brand Gutters your home will be protected and maintenance-free matching the already low maintenance characteristics of the Tudor style home.
Home Solutions Of Iowa Is Here To Help
As you can see, no matter what style of home, LeafGuard® Brand Gutters are a great addition. LeafGuard® Brand by Englert is the original and only one-piece gutter system, with a built-in hood that covers the gutter bottom and deflects leaves and other debris. The unique, seamless design keeps debris from collecting in your gutters which prevents clogs from forming; keeps water flowing freely; eliminates leaks and the threat of water damage; and makes climbing ladders unnecessary. LeafGuard® Gutters eliminate the problems homeowners worry about. Contact Home Solutions of Iowa for your free gutter estimate!