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How Having Gutters Can Add Value to Your Home

As a homeowner it is very important to increase the lifespan and functionality of your home. Installing new gutters can do just that!

Gutters control the water that hits your roof, directing it into a single flow that moves away from your home. Without gutters, it’s possible that water runoff will build up around your home, getting into your foundation and causing water damage over time. Without a properly functioning gutter system, your home will have an increased chance of rot, deterioration and mold. All problems that lead to costly repairs!

Installing a new gutter system to your home can increase the value to your home by increasing curb appeal, increasing the lifespan of the roofing system and can help avoid unwanted repairs due to water damage.

Curb Appeal

Outdoor maintenance can increase curb appeal. While your landscape and color of your home can be a large factor in increasing curb appeal, it is also best to make sure the roof and gutter system is clean and properly maintained. 

 Gutters that look worn decrease the value of your home and can be a warning sign to potential buyers. A prospective buyer who sees a house without gutters or with a faulty gutter system can easily be turned off which can result in you having difficulty selling your home. Because a home without a gutter system is more likely to have foundation issues due to pooling rainwater, it is less likely that the buyer will consider placing an offer on the home. 

Longer roof lifespan

A simple way to increase the roof of your home’s lifespan is by properly cleaning your gutter system to prevent blockages from forming. A blockage in the gutters can increase the likelihood of water damage and also puts unnecessary strain on your roof. The weight drags the roof line down and can physically damage the shingles. When your roof is missing shingles or if the shingles are in any way damaged, your roof can leak and be exposed to the natural elements. Water leaks can cause damage to the interior of your home and create possible mold growth. It can also provide a nice breeding zone for insects and pests – causing major issues during the warm summer months. 

Regular and thorough cleaning helps keep gutters in tip-top shape and can help avoid any problems with your roofing system. A properly functioning gutter system can not only improve the appearance of your home but can be the best option for avoiding unnecessary costly repairs.

When it comes to gutter installation and maintenance, GutterPros is your best option. Our dedicated, trained employees are experts in how to make your gutters work and look their best. We provide affordable, quick and high-quality service to your gutters. If your property’s gutters are in need of some cleaning, we are here to help! To get in touch with our team, call us at (314) 656-7195. We would be happy to answer any questions you have and provide a free estimate!