If you’re trying to sell your home or thinking of selling it in the near future, you probably feel a mixture of excitement and dread, especially if it’s your first time to sell a house. The home selling process will come with many tasks that you shouldn’t overlook, and one of those things is making sure that your home is up to code and in good repair. Your buyer will be hiring a contractor to perform an inspection of your house prior to closing, and you want to have everything in tip-top shape to avoid having to either do costly repairs at the last minute or else lower your selling price.
In the midst of all the other upgrades, improvements, or repairs that you do on your home before you sell it, don’t neglect the gutters! Your gutters are easy to forget, but remember, they are visible from the street. Because of this, keeping them in tip-top shape is not only a practical matter; it’s also a cosmetic issue that plays into someone’s overall impression of your home. You don’t want to rob from your home’s maximum curb appeal.
Here are some of the recommendations from our gutter repair company in Syracuse for what repairs you should complete before you sell your home.
1. Clean out any debris from your gutters.
If your gutters haven’t been cleaned in a while, they won’t be functioning as well as they are supposed to, leading to pooling water and contributing to water damage on your soffits and boards where your gutters are mounted. You absolutely do not want your gutters to be so bad that seedlings are growing in them, but even if they’re just partially filled with a few leaves or pine needles, cleaning all this out will contribute to an impression of a well-maintained home when the home inspection takes place. Cleaning your gutters doesn’t have to be hard. If you have limited mobility, fear of heights, don’t have time, or just don’t own a ladder, give us a call and we’ll do it for you.
2. Replace any sagging, bent, dented, or cracked gutters.
The last thing you want is for a potential buyer to look at your house and think, “haunted house.” There are few things that contribute to the impression of a broken-down, deteriorating house like gutters that are visibly old, damaged, or sagging. Replacing your gutters also gives you the chance to choose a style of gutters that will contribute even more to the visual appeal of your home and delight your potential buyer by giving them the gift of Leaflock gutters that they won’t have to clean.
3. Replace any rotten or decayed wood behind your gutters.
This is a more involved repair than just replacing your gutters themselves, but if your gutters have been in bad shape, they may have allowed water damage to occur to your soffits or fascia boards. The gutter professionals at Iron Horse GutterWorks would be happy to complete this repair for you.
Contact Iron Horse GutterWorks in Syracuse for all your gutter installation and repair needs. We will be happy to serve you!