If you are looking to put your home on the market and sell it in the near future, you probably have mixed feelings of excitement and dread. This is especially true if this is your first time selling a home. There are a number of tasks that you don’t want to overlook when you are going through the selling process. One of those tasks is making sure your home is up to code and in good repair. Your buyer will most likely hire a contractor or home inspector to perform an inspection of your home before the closing and you will want everything in tip-top shape. The last thing you want is to have to do last minute repairs or lower your asking price.
While doing all the upgrades, improvements or repairs to your home before you put it up on the market for sale, don’t forget about your gutters and eavestroughs. The gutters are easy to forget but they are visible from the street. For this reason, keeping them in good shape is a good idea and the cosmetic issue it plays in the overall impression of your house is huge. Don’t want to rob from your home’s maximum curb appeal.
Here are some of the recommendations from our London, Ontario Gutter and Eavestrough Repair & Maintenance specialists for what repairs you should complete before you sell your home.
Clean Out Any Debris From Your Gutters and Eavestroughs
If it has been awhile since you cleaned your gutters or eavestroughs, there is a good chance they won’t function as well as they are supposed to. This can lead to water pooling and creating damage to your soffits and fascia boards where your gutters are mounted. You also don’t want them to be so bad that seedlings are growing in them. It doesn’t take much but a few leaves or pine needles. Cleaning them out will contribute to an impression of a well-maintain home during the home inspection. Gutter and eavestrough cleaning doesn’t have to be difficult but if for any reason you are not comfortable doing it yourself or have mobility issues give us a call and we’ll do it for you.
Replace Any Sagging, Bent, Dented, Or Cracked Gutters & Eavestroughs
If there is one impression you don’t want prospected buys to think when they look at your home is “haunted house.” There are few things like broken-down or deteriorating gutters that are visibly old, damaged or sagging to give that impression to your home. By replacing your gutters gives you an opportunity to choose a style of gutter that will contribute more to the curb appeal of your home.
Replace Any Rotten or Decayed Wood Behind Your Eavestroughs
While this may be a more involved repair than simply replacing your gutters, if they have been in bad shape for a while there could be water damage to your soffits or fascia boards. One of our expert gutter and eavestrough specialists would be happy to discuss with you how to most economically complete this type of repair work.
Questions? Give us a call to discuss all your gutter, eavestrough, fascia and soffit repair needs. We will be happy to help you!