Once leaves start changing and the weather cools, certain repairs and maintenance tasks should be performed on your Friendswood rental properties before winter. Part of setting up for the cold weather to come is ensuring that your rental home is correctly insulated. Insulation and weather stripping add value and efficiency to a rental home, protecting it and its residents from high energy expenses and extreme temperatures. A correctly insulated rental home is going to keep residents warm and happy all winter long.
Like other maintenance and repair items associated with the structure of a rental home, insulation and weather stripping are not for the residents to install, replace, or maintain. There is no assurance that residents are going to do it well. Furthermore, certain insulation types can be hazardous if not handled correctly.
As the owner, you can try to insulate your rental property yourself. There are various different methods, all of which are going to provide good results. Fiberglass insulation is offered in rolls and batts, ready to be installed in walls and in the attic. Other kinds of insulation include blown-in insulation, which is a loose fill that is blown into attics or walls. There is expanding foam insulation as well, which sprays something like a thin foam but then it expands to fill a gap or space around pipes, windows and doors, and various other spots. And then there is weather stripping, which is used around doors and windows to block drafts. Each kind is designed for use in distinct spots of the home and necessitates safety gear and specialized equipment designed specifically for this job.
Whether insulating your rental properties for the first time or changing old or worn insulation, insulation is something that should be included in your property management plan. Existing insulation and weather stripping needs to be checked every year for signs of wear, and holes or gaps should be filled before cold weather comes. Waiting until your Friendswood residents complain or until the problem is too big to put off is not a good plan.
As part of our superior property management services, Real Property Management Prestige can ensure that your rental home is properly insulated before winter arrives; and that insulation repairs are completed habitually. No need to add installing insulation to the list of tasks you already have to do! We’ll take care of everything, giving you the time to grow your investment activities and enjoy the long-term benefits of your rental properties. For further information about our comprehensive property management services, please contact us online or call us at 281-532-5455 today!
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