When you decide to put your home on the market, you want it to sell quickly for the highest price possible, so it’s wise to spruce it up inside and out and take care of needed maintenance and repairs. If your home gutters aren’t looking their best or functioning well, replacing them before you list your home can help you maximize your ROI, and it’s a smart decision for these other reasons too:
New Home Gutters Help Make a Good First Impression
Oftentimes, potential buyers will drive past a home that’s for sale to judge whether it’s worthwhile making an appointment to see the inside, or attend an open house. If your gutters are sagging, the downspouts are misaligned or disconnected, and there are water stains on the siding, buyers are less likely to bother arranging a showing. On the other hand, installing new gutters can help boost your home’s curb appeal and give buyers a positive first impression that your property is well cared for.
Effective Gutters Can Prevent Hidden Interior Water Damage
If your gutters are in poor condition and not doing their job of redirecting rain flowing off the roof, water can back up under the shingles and leak into the attic. Unfortunately, the problem may not be revealed until after you’ve accepted an offer and the buyer’s home inspector checks the attic and discovers water stains on the underside of the roof decking, soggy, ruined insulation and/or mold growth. At this point, you’ll not only have to fix or replace the gutters, but you’ll also face additional costly repairs to correct the damage caused by leaks. If the buyer decides to walk away, you might also lose out on a potential sale.
A Quality Gutter System Can Protect Your Landscaping Investment
When you list your home for sale without giving the gutter system the attention it deserves, the next rainstorm can wreak havoc on your landscaping just when your property needs to look manicured and well cared for. If you make the investment in new home gutters, you can help preserve all the hard work and expense you’ve put into beautifying the exterior of your home with shrubs, flowering plants and mulched gardens, so it stays attractive to prospective buyers.
To learn more reasons why it’s wise to replace your home gutters before you put your Boerne-area property up for sale, contact us at Quality Gutter Systems.Read: Why Gutters Are One of the Most Important Parts of Your Home