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Roger’s LeafGuard® Gutter Project in Pleasant Hill, Iowa

Poorly Functioning Gutters in Pleasant Hill

Roger contacted us after spotting one of our installation crews installing LeafGuard® on his neighbor’s home in Pleasant Hill, Iowa. Roger was dealing with overflowing rainwater and pooling around his foundation.

 

Pleasant Hill Iowa before LeafGuard® photo.
Before photo of Roger’s gutters. Tiger striping (vertical lines on the face of the gutter) was one sign that the gutters were not performing correctly and rainwater was overflowing the front of the gutter and pooling on the ground below.

 

Safeguarded in Pleasant Hill

Roger’s Pleasant Hill, Iowa home is now safeguarded with over 100 feet of seamless LeafGuard® Brand Gutters and he will never have to worry about the damage that comes with poorly functioning gutters.

 

LeafGuard® Gutters on home in Pleasant Hill, Iowa.
LeafGuard® Brand Gutters installed on Roger’s Pleasant Hill, Iowa home.

 

For your free LeafGuard® Brand Gutter estimate contact Home Solutions of Iowa at 515-999-2896 today!

Spray foam offers nearly double the R-value per inch, air-seals and insulates in one step, won’t be damaged by mold or moisture, and won’t settle, compress, or otherwise be damaged to the point it needs replacement.

Spray Foam Insulation Project in Fort Dodge, Iowa

Drafty Rooms & Cold Floors

The crawlspace of this Fort Dodge, Iowa home was uninsulated. This was allowing unwanted cold air to enter the home and circulate causing cold floors and drafty rooms.

 

The crawlspace of this Fort Dodge, Iowa home were uninsulated allowing cold air into the home.
The crawlspace of this Fort Dodge, Iowa home were uninsulated allowing cold air into the home.

 

Spray Foam Insulation

By insulating the exterior crawl space walls of this Fort Dodge, Iowa home with spray foam, we were able to increase temperature regulation to keep the home more comfortable, not just this winter, but all year long.

 

Spray foam offers nearly double the R-value per inch, air-seals and insulates in one step, won’t be damaged by mold or moisture, and won’t settle, compress, or otherwise be damaged to the point it needs replacement.
Spray foam offers nearly double the R-value per inch, air-seals and insulates in one step, won’t be damaged by mold or moisture, and won’t settle, compress, or otherwise be damaged to the point it needs replacement.

 

If you are dealing with cold floors and drafty rooms don’t wait, call us at Home Solutions of Iowa today for your free Home Performance Evaluation, and see how our home comfort solutions can maximize your home’s comfort.  

cellulose insulation

Gary’s Insulation Project in Boone, Iowa

Air Leakage in Boone

Gary’s home in Boone, IA was having issues staying warm. A large portion of heat was escaping through the attic, upon inspection there was no air sealing, allowing air leakage from the home and the current fiberglass batt insulation had gaps in-between the rolls and was not providing a high enough R-value.

 

The fiberglass insulation was lacking the proper depth to achieve the desired R-value.
The fiberglass insulation was a mess. There were gaps between rolls and it was lacking the proper depth to achieve the desired R-value.

 

Air Seal & Blown-In Cellulose Insulation

We air sealed Gary’s Boone, Iowa attic to eliminate any air leakage from the home. We then insulated with blown-in cellulose; cellulose forms a much denser and more effective insulation layer than fiberglass and is treated with a nontoxic borate solution that gives the material a Class 1 fire safety rating. It is also resistant to mold and insects.

 

Modern cellulose insulation is made completely of recycled and environmentally safe materials making it an eco-friendly option. It fills in easily around beams, pipes, wires and other unique shapes and objects.
Modern cellulose insulation is made completely of recycled and environmentally safe materials making it an eco-friendly option. It fills in easily around beams, pipes, wires and other unique shapes and objects.

 

Call Home Solutions of Iowa today for your  Home Performance Evaluation, and see how our home comfort solutions can maximize your home’s comfort.  

Pictured is during installation of the graphite infused foam insulation. You can also see that the wall has been air sealed along the bottom.

Custom Insulation in Altoona, Iowa

Condensation on Basement Walls

The basement of this Altoona home was having issues staying warm and moisture building up on the walls, this was a sign that heat was escaping the home. In this case we needed to address the rim joist and the cement walls that were above-grade.

 

Pictured is during installation of the graphite infused foam insulation. You can also see that the wall has been air sealed along the bottom.
Pictured is during the installation of the graphite infused foam insulation. You can also see that the wall has been air sealed along the bottom.

 

Our Custom Solution

Because half of the basement wall was above-grade, we needed to insulate the portion of the wall that was above ground along with insulating the rim joist. We first air sealed the walls in order to insure there would be no air leakage, then spray foamed the rim joist (it both air seals and insulates), and lastly added graphite infused foam insulation to the walls. The foam insulation has a radiant barrier on the surface. The foam board will insulate the walls and the radiant barrier will reflect the indoor heat back inside.

 

After the foam insulation was installed, above the rim joist was then air sealed and insulated with spray foam.
After the foam insulation was installed, above the rim joist was then air sealed and insulated with spray foam.

 

Are you dealing with a cold basement or moisture on your walls? Call Home Solutions of Iowa today for your  Home Performance Evaluation, and see how our home comfort solutions can maximize your home’s comfort.  

GAF asphalt shingles are a cost-effective and energy-efficient choice that looks great on any home.

Corey’s Roofing Project in Ankeny, Iowa

Improper Roof Installation in Ankeny

Corey had his Ankeny, Iowa home’s roof replaced 2 years ago. He began to notice sections where shingles had curled and lifted, were crooked and even had large gaps in-between them. In the midwest, a roof’s life can be affected by proper installation, maintenance, weather conditions, home insulation and ventilation, nearby foliage and wind/storm damage. In Corey’s case, his shingles were improperly installed causing their life to be significantly shorter. If not addressed, this could cause more serious damage to his home.

 

pictured are an improper asphalt shingle installation.
Pictured is an improper asphalt shingle installation.

 

 

Because of the poor installation, the shingles were able to move and shift.
Because of the poor installation, the shingles were able to move and shift.

 

 

Curled and lifted shingles.
Curled and lifted shingles.

Roofing Contractors You Can Trust

At Home Solutions of Iowa, our roofing system is more than just shingles. Our GAF roofing system offers a better roof and greater peace of mind. We offer exclusive warranties to ensure that Corey’s Ankeny home has a durable, sturdy roof that will look great and LAST for years to come. Pictured is Corey’s new GAF Timberline Lifetime Ultra HD Asphalt Shingles.

 

GAF asphalt shingles are a cost-effective and energy-efficient choice that looks great on any home.
GAF asphalt shingles are a cost-effective and energy-efficient choice that looks great on any home.

 

For your free roof estimate contact Home Solutions of Iowa today 515-999-2896.

Spray Foam Insulation in Newton, Iowa

Cold Basement & Floors

Tiffany and her husband recently moved into their Newton, Iowa home and were experiencing a Midwest winter for the first time; the basement and first floor were very cold. During inspection we found that the rim joist was not insulated, a major source of heat loss and air infiltration.

 

Pictured is the rim joist without any insulation.
Pictured is the rim joist without any insulation.

 

Rim Joist Solved

The rim joists are above grade (the portion of the home that is above ground) and should be insulated to the same level as the rest of the above-grade walls. This area is where the foundation wall, sill plate, rim joist and subfloor come together creating a lot of opportunity for air leakage. It is important to air seal and insulate all of the cracks to make the home more energy efficient. We installed spray foam insulation that both air seals and insulates at the same time.

 

After installing spray foam insulation to the rim joist.
After installing spray foam insulation to the rim joist.

 

Are you dealing with cold floors or basement? Call us at Home Solutions of Iowa today for your free Home Performance Evaluation, and find out how our home comfort solutions can maximize your home’s comfort.  

After LeafGuard® Brand Gutters were installed on Russ' home in Oelwein, IA.

Russ’ LeafGuard® Gutter Project in Oelwein, Iowa

Climbing Dangerous Ladders

Russ contacted us at Home Solutions of Iowa when he heard from one of our past customers that we offer a clog-free, maintenance-free gutter system. Recently, Russ found out that someone in Oelwein had fallen off a ladder cleaning gutters and broken their back. At the age of 70, him and his wife decided to find an alternate option where Russ would no longer risk falling climbing dangerous ladders to clean the gutters out.

 

Before LeafGuard® Gutters.
Before LeafGuard® Gutters were installed on this Oelwein, Iowa home.

 

Maintenance Free in Oelwein

With LeafGuard® Brand Gutters, Russ no longer has to worry about:

  • gutter clogs;
  • the danger water leaks and overflows can cause to your home; or
  • climbing ladders to clean gutters out

For your free LeafGuard® Gutter estimate contact Home Solutions of Iowa today.

 

After LeafGuard® Brand Gutters were installed on Russ' home in Oelwein, IA.
After LeafGuard® Brand Gutters were installed on Russ’ home in Oelwein, IA.
Can light cover.

Custom Insulation in Urbandale, Iowa

Can Lights in Urbandale

If you have recessed lighting installed on your home, they can be a problem area when loosing heat; the heat seeps through the recessed light and into the attic. Sheila was dealing with cold rooms and drafty floors, one of the culprits were the recessed lights.

 

Can light in attic.
Pictured is the view of the recessed light from the attic. Most can lights are not rated to have insulation agains them because of the fire hazard when these fixtures get hot. And gaps in attic insulation cause heat loss in addition to the can light air leakage problem.

 

Eliminating Air Leakage

We addressed this issue by placing can light insulation covers over them in the attic and then air sealing. The cover will keep the blown-in cellulose insulation that we added to the attic safely away from the light and the air sealing will eliminate air leakage into the attic.

 

Can light cover.
The can light covers are installed over the lights, fitted around wires and fixture struts, and air sealed. Once the cover was installed, we were able to blow-in cellulose insulation against and over them safely.

 

Are you dealing with a similar situation? Call us at Home Solutions of Iowa today for your free Home Performance Evaluation, and find out how our home comfort solutions can maximize your home’s comfort.  

Spray foam in the rim joist.

Eunice’s Spray Foam Insulation Project in Boone, Iowa

Cold Basement in Boone

Eunice has been a part of our Home Solutions of Iowa family since 2008 when we first installed LeafGuard® Brand Gutters on her home in Boone, Iowa. When she started having trouble keeping the cold air out and the warm are in, we made a special trip to find the cause of the issue.

The rim joists were a large source of energy loss in her home. The rim joists were stuffed with basic fiberglass batt insulation without air sealing, allowing winter air from outside the home to constantly leak in through the wood joints, gaps, and openings for duct, plumbing, and electric wires. Another factor with fiberglass insulation, it loses R-value when it is damp. Midwest basements tend to be naturally damp and have condensation issues.

 

Cold basement in the winter.
Eunice struggled keeping the basement warm during the colder months.

 

Spray Foam Insulation

Our solution, air sealing and insulating at the same time with spray foam insulation to diminish air leakage from Eunice’s Boone, Iowa home.

 

Spray foam in the rim joist.
Spray foam insulation was installed in the rim joists of the basement. Pictured is the area above the drop ceiling in the basement.

 

Is your basement cold? Call Home Solutions of Iowa today for your free Home Performance Evaluation, and find out how our home comfort solutions can maximize your home’s comfort and efficiency for the rest of winter!  

Air sealing eliminates leaks and will make Blake's home more comfortable and efficient.

Blake’s Insulation Project in West Des Moines, Iowa

Cold Rooms in West Des Moines

Blake’s West Des Moines home was struggling staying warm and he was dealing with cold, drafty rooms. After a home performance evaluation, one of the issues we discovered was that the attic was not air sealed. This allowed heat to escape the living space causing condensation and mold growth in the attic.

 

We removed all of the old insulation to prepare to air seal and eliminate and areas for air leakage.
We removed all of the insulation and prepared to air seal and eliminate any areas of air leakage.

 

Air Sealing Eliminates Leaks

We air sealed the joints, cracks, and other openings in Blake’s West Des Moines home before insulating with blown-in cellulose insulation.

 

Air sealing eliminates leaks and will make Blake's home more comfortable and efficient.
Air sealing eliminates leaks and will make Blake’s home more comfortable and efficient.

 

If you are dealing with cold or drafty rooms, call Home Solutions of Iowa today for your free Home Performance Evaluation, and find out how our home comfort solutions can maximize your home’s comfort and efficiency for the chilly months ahead!