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How Gutters Affect Your Home’s Resale Value

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You might think that gutters are just part of the outside trim on a home, but the gutters are there to do more than just help the roof to shelter the building. Gutters can affect the resale value of your home.

Vancouver gutters get more than their share of rain, well over a metre per year on average. When maintained and clean, gutters can protect your investment in your home, while carrying that potentially damaging water away from the structure and surrounding landscaping.

Gutters can:

  • ensure the curb appeal of your home and property
  • prevent unsightly and costly damage to your home and landscaping
  • enhance the impression of a well-kept building and property

Ensure Curb Appeal

real estate market trendsAt first sight, gutters in good condition improve the appearance of the edge of the roof. On a closer look, well-maintained gutters mean that seams, ends, and downspouts are leak-free, secure, and straight. More than that, gutters that are clean and free-flowing mean that the roof, the eaves, and the outer walls of the building remain clean.

Proper drainage also avoids washed-out areas near the foundation, where shrubs and flower beds can be placed for the best effect.

Prevent Unsightly & Costly Damage

Clean, free-flowing gutters prevent rainfall from becoming soiled with debris and overflowing onto the roof, eaves, and sides of the home. Besides the visible stains, that overflow can lead to damage from:

  • mould forming where the water does not flow
  • insects and vermin attracted to standing water and debris
  • water intrusion into the roof, eaves, siding, and even walls and ceilings
  • water against, and possibly through the foundation into the basement
  • ponding and soil erosion in lawns and landscaping

Any of these can result in costly and time-consuming repairs.

Impress with a Well-Kept Building & Property

house with gutters at roofWhen contemplating selling a home, owners are usually coached to stage the interior, ensuring that it offers well-kept value. That advice also applies to the exterior, where all must appear clean and in good working order. Whether to a realtor or a prospective buyer, first impressions matter.

That potential realtor or buyer might be passing by your home at any time, long before you are even considering a sale. The everyday state of your home and property says a lot about its care. Gutters in a good state of repair are not just an indication of that care, but contribute to a well-cared-for appearance from roof to ground.

Hire Gutter Professionals for Maximum Value

Your home is a valuable asset that deserves quality maintenance. Whether your home needs gutters cleaned, repaired, or replaced, the work needs to be done in a timely, safe fashion, right the first time. A trained, trusted professional is as important as the job to be done. The right experience, equipment, and approach to safety mean a quality job done well.

For home owners in the Vancouver area, Complete Gutters is the company for all your gutter repairs and services. Contact us today to find out more or to book an appointment for gutter cleaning or repair.

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