Helpful Tips From Our Realtor OKC Team
Whether you’re buying or selling a home, it can make you feel uptight when the home inspector comes around to examine every inch of it. While real estate in OKC is our job, our realtor OKC team also loves helping customers and readers with helpful tips. That’s why we’re explaining the importance of gutters!
Ordinarily, people probably don’t think much about the need for functioning gutters, but with the rainy fall season upon us it’s a good idea to inspect those gutters. If you ignore broken gutters now, if you decided to list your home in the market with all the competition of other homes for sale it might get overlooked. Most likely, the task to repair the gutters would be listed in the home inspector’s TRR (Treatments, Repairs, and Replacements) report anyway.
Gutters are so important, because they keep the base of your home from becoming flooded. The water flowing away from your home also prevents mold from growing due to lingering water puddles. The standing water created by not having gutters could also bring on an infestation of insects. Furthermore, without gutters the home’s foundation could become cracked on account of the top soil eroding.
The damage caused by clogged, leaking, or broken gutters is more expensive than if you would have just maintained the gutters in the first place. Keeping up with a simple maintenance routine will keep your gutters working properly and avoid problems. Always keep in mind that your gutters should be cleaned at least twice per year (once in spring and once in late fall).
Now that you know why you should have them, we hope you’ll take our advice to keep your gutters looking their best.
If you’re looking for someone to help with real estate needs, our OKC realtor team is here to help! Call Thurman Real Estate Team at 405-850-9503!