As the leaves begin to change and the weather gets cooler, there are a number of repairs and maintenance tasks that should be performed for your Waldorf rental properties before winter. Part of preparing for the incoming cold weather is making sure that your rental home is properly insulated. Insulation and weather stripping increase the efficiency and value of a rental home, safeguarding it and its residents from high energy bills and extreme temperatures. A properly insulated rental property would keep residents warm and happy the entire winter.
As with other maintenance and repair responsibilities related to the structure of a rental property, insulation and weather stripping should not be up to the residents to install, maintain, or change. There is no guarantee that residents are going to do a proper job. Additionally, handling specific types of insulation can be hazardous if not done properly.
As the owner, you can try to insulate your rental home yourself. There are various techniques, all of which will yield good results. Fiberglass insulation comes in rolls and batts that are ready for application in walls and in the attic. Other kinds of insulation include blown-in insulation, which is a type of loose fill blown into attics or walls. Expanding foam insulation can be used as well, which sprays on like a thin foam but then expands to seal a gap or space around pipes, windows and doors, and other areas. And lastly, weather stripping is applied around doors and windows to block drafts. Each kind is intended for use in different parts of the home and requires some specialized equipment and safety gear to install.
Whether insulating your rental homes for the first time or replacing worn or old insulation, insulation is something that must be a part of your property management plan. Installed insulation and weather stripping should be inspected every year for signs of wear, and gaps or holes should be filled before the cold weather begins. Waiting until your Waldorf residents complain or until the issue is too big to ignore is not a smart choice.
As part of our quality property management services, Real Property Management Gold can ensure that your rental property is well insulated before winter arrives and that insulation repairs are done regularly. No need to add installing insulation to the list of stuff you already have to deal with! We’ll take care of everything, giving you time to grow your investment activities and reap the long-term benefits of your rental properties. For more information about our wide-ranging property management services, please contact us online or give us a call at 301-392-2172 today!