The Importance of Gutters on Homes in Des Moines, IA & Surrounding Areas
Gutters are an essential part of any home. In Des Moines, Iowa, for example, we compile an average of 30 inches of rain and 31 inches of snow per year, so it follows that the area’s residents need to ensure that this precipitation is properly channeled away from their homes. If not, rain and melting snow can cause damage to a home’s siding, or worse, a home’s foundation. Gutters are so common that it’s easy to take their importance for granted – but what they do is essential. They collect rainwater and melting snow and channel it away from the home, thereby ensuring that no moisture damage occurs.
A recent buzz word in the home improvement industry is “seamless gutter.” But, what exactly is a seamless gutter? Very much like precut gutters, seamless guttering also channels rainwater and melting snow away from the home – it just does a much better job. Rather than having a flimsy composition of attached pieces of precut gutter, seamless gutters are one long piece, cut onsite to the dimensions of your home in Des Moines, IA, or any other nearby area. This means that they have no seams, which is a very good thing, because seams are typical places for debris to get caught and cause clogging, or for a gutter to break and tear away from your home. For this reason, seamless gutters make for a more effective and reliable water management system than traditional precut systems.
Waddle Exteriors is a full-service exterior remodeling company that specializes in custom-cut seamless gutters and the installation of the Gutter Topper gutter protection system. For more information, contact us today and one of our representatives will be happy to assist you. We proudly serve residents of Des Moines, IA, and the surrounding communities.