Gutter & Siding Installations

Our team specializes in installation and maintenance of gutter systems, siding and floors.

Gutter System Installation & Maintenance

Gutters are usually taken for granted–until it rains! If they are not taken care of, they can cause extensive damage to both the outside and inside of your home. 

Not only do gutters help direct water from the foundation (if installed correctly), they are also important for routing water away from walkways, where ice can build up and cause damage or create injury risk. Many older Iowa homes have poorly designed water drainage systems. AFFORDABLE ROOFING can consult with you on your water problems. 

It is hard to imagine the extensive damage that can be caused by something as delicate as a leaf. Leaves can clog gutters and downspouts resulting in severe problems and expensive home repairs. At AFFORDABLE ROOFING, we offer the most advanced systems for gutter protection

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Common Gutter Problems 

If your gutters are damaged, sagging, missing parts or improperly installed, it is unfortunate but likely exterior damage to your home is sure to follow. A gutter that is missing, or that drains too close to the house will saturate the ground. This wet saturated ground can produce a variety of problems: 

  • A wet saturated ground near your home can be easily and affordably prevented with a quality gutter system but left unchecked can: 
  • Creates a breeding ground for Mold and Mildew. 
  • It will eat away at foundations and basement walls. 
  • Leaks and cracks will develop and will worsen quickly in the winter months when the ground freezes and expands. 
  • Driveways and walkways will sink and rise, interior and exterior walls and floors can warp, bow or become wet, molded or stained. Unfortunately, entire homes have been destroyed due to water damage. 

SIDING INSTALLATION & REPLACEMENT SERVICES 

Siding protects the house against the elements and pests. It helps prevent moisture penetration and the growth of biological contaminants such as mold, dust mites and bacteria. These 3 types of biological contaminants have been known to cause allergic, respiratory, and other health problems in humans. 

Choosing siding deserves careful consideration. Some sidings are good in dry climates, others in wetter climates. Some siding is better in windy conditions. And still others, like vinyl, are good in all types of weather conditions. 

Rain, snow and frost are the moisture concerns. If rain, snow, or frost gets behind the siding, the moisture makes the wall sheathing soft, degrading the strength of the entire house frame. 

Some of the common pests that may reside behind poor or inappropriate siding are dust mites, carpenter ants, and termites. Dust mites are a common allergy concern. Carpenter ants and termites, as they eat away at the home, undermine the strength of a wooden frame. 

A carefully chosen siding, appropriate for your climate and the amount of care you are willing to devote to its maintenance, will not only give your house a new look, but protect your family’s health and safety. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Contact Information

515.689.0932 

Affordableroofingdsm.com 

info@affordableroofingdsm.com

 

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