As the weather cools and the leaves begin turning, there are specific repairs and maintenance tasks that should be performed on your Winter Garden rental properties before winter. In preparing for the cold weather to come, you have to make sure that your rental home is properly insulated. Insulation and weather stripping add value and efficiency to a rental home, preventing extreme temperatures and high energy bills. A correctly insulated rental home is going to keep residents warm and happy all winter long.
As with other maintenance and repair items related to the structure of a rental home, insulation and weather stripping shouldn’t be left to the residents to set up, maintain, or replace as there is no guarantee that residents would do a good job. Certain kinds of insulation can be dangerous if not handled properly.
As the owner, you could try to insulate your rental home yourself. There are various methods, all of which would yield good results. Fiberglass insulation comes in rolls and batts that are ready for installation in walls and in the attic. Other types of insulation include blown-in insulation, which is a kind 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 installed around doors and windows to block drafts. Every option is intended for use in different areas of the home and needs safety gear and some specialized equipment to install.
Whether it’s your first time insulating your rental properties or replacing old or worn insulation, insulation should be a component of your property management plan. Existing insulation and weather stripping need to be checked each year for signs of deterioration, and holes or gaps have to be filled before cold weather comes. Waiting until your Winter Garden residents complain or until the issue becomes too big to put off is not a smart idea.
As part of our quality property management services, Real Property Management South Orlando can guarantee that your rental home is correctly insulated before winter hits and that routine insulation repairs are completed. No need to add installing insulation to the list of stuff 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 wide-ranging property management services, please contact us online or give us a call at 407-982-2000 today!
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