Project Description

Scott’s LeafGuard® & LP SmartSide Siding Project in Grimes, IA

Utilize Every Part of Your Home

Scott contacted Home Solutions of Iowa wanting to spend less time taking care of his home and more time taking advantage of his patio located underneath his deck. One part of his project was LP Smartside siding. He wanted to enjoy the outdoor living space without weather and cleaning being a limiting factor. In a full-on downpour, Scott wanted to utilize that part of his home. Our solution was to equip the home with UnderDeck and LeafGuard

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UnderDecking and LeafGuard® were great additions to Scott’s home, by expanding the living area and installing the best maintenance free gutter system on the market, Scott will have more time to enjoy the things he loves.

LeafGuard® Brand Gutters

A custom LeafGuard® Brand gutter system was just what this Grimes home needed. We placed the LeafGuard® gutter system underneath the deck for a more subtle look. The patented design allows rainwater to travel down and around its curved hood and into the gutter where it flows freely to the downspouts. The gutters and downspouts then carry the rain away from the foundation leaving the yard surrounding the outdoor living space free of pooling water. LeafGuard® gutters are clog-free guaranteed, ensuring Scott more time to enjoy his patio and less time cleaning his gutters.

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Our custom LeafGuard® Brand Gutters are formed on-site by machines under the supervision of factory trained servicemen.

LP SmartSide Lap Siding Benefits

LP® SmartSide® lap siding offers many benefits. When Scott started to think about new siding on his home, he realized he had a lot of options. Traditional wood siding has natural beauty and charm but other options like SmartSide® from LP® Building Products provide benefits that exceed that of wood. LP® SmartSide® resists warping, cupping, and splitting that is common with traditional wood siding. It can also withstand extreme temperatures, humidity, and rain. LP® siding requires less maintenance, is stronger, lighter, and easier to handle than traditional wood. Due to this, the product is offered in 16-foot lengths which results in fewer seams and less waste, adding more beauty to the home.

Why upgrade to LP® SmartSide®? From beauty to durability, it simply is the best. The longer lengths of siding reduce seams creating a flawless look. The choice between rich cedar grain or smooth finish texture is unmatched. The Durability of the LP® siding is one of the best available on the market today. If you have lived in Iowa long enough you know any type of weather can be thrown our way, so why wouldn’t you want the best siding protection on the market. LP® lap siding resists hail and impacts damage better than fiber cement and vinyl. The climate is no factor for this product and it can resist damage from termites and fungal decay.

lp smartside siding, decking, and gutters in grimes iowa
It was a hassle for Scott to climb a latter to reach the highest parts of his roof and clean gutters.


UnderDecking is a functional under deck ceiling with architectural details for multi-level, raised, and elevated decks. It turns the area below into a clean, dry, and bright space no matter the weather. For Scott, this system added additional space to his living area with a variety of use for his patio and hot tub space.

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