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Are Your Gutters Working Properly?

Your gutters perform an essential role in shielding your home, and more importantly your foundation, from water damage. This is why you should always have a local Ankeny roofing and gutters expert in your contacts list that you can request to make regular inspections. While their job may seem easy, there is great importance behind why diverting water away from your house is so essential.

Water that is permitted to freely stream right off of your roof can damage or discolor your siding, or it can saturate the ground and cause problems with your foundation, and that is the last thing you need. So, in response to the title of this article, yes, you should absolutely invest in high-quality seamless gutters for your home.

When it Rains in Iowa, it DOWNPOURS!!!

Living in Iowa, we receive about 33 inches of rain each year which is just above the national average of 32 inches. And, when it does rain, it can come down sideways and deliver large hail with it! Additionally, there are considerable amounts of snow we receive in the winter, sometimes up to 2 feet in a single storm. You need a safe and reliable gutter system installed by a reputable Ankeny roofing contractor to defend your roof as well as the rest of your home.

Just one single inch of rain for every thousand square feet of your roof will generate over 600 gallons of water for your gutters to divert away from your home. That is a serious amount of water. When a blockage happens, things can get critical, and really FAST! When you analyze the damage that kind of amount of water can do to your home each year, it is obvious why your house needs a solid gutter system.


Posted by: Admin
January 8, 2020
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