Once leaves start changing and the weather cools, certain repairs and maintenance tasks should be performed on your Duluth rental properties before winter. In setting up for the impending cold weather, you have to ensure that your rental home is properly 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 properly insulated rental home is one that will keep residents warm and happy the entire winter.
As with other maintenance and repair tasks related to the structure of a rental home, insulation and weather stripping are not for the residents to set up, replace, or maintain. There is no assurance that residents will do a good job, and certain types of insulation can be harmful if not correctly handled.
As the owner, you could attempt to insulate your rental home yourself. There are several different methods that would give good results. Fiberglass insulation is offered in rolls and batts, ready to be installed in walls and in the attic. Other types of insulation include blown-in insulation, which is a loose fill that is blown into attics or walls, and expanding foam insulation, which sprays on similar to a thin foam but then expands to fill a gap or space around pipes, windows and doors, and other areas. And then there is weather stripping, which is used around doors and windows to block drafts. Every type is intended for use in different parts of the home and requires some specialized equipment and safety gear to install.
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 must be examined annually for signs of wear, and holes or gaps should be filled before the cold weather arrives. Waiting until your Duluth residents complain or until the problem is too big to put off is not a good plan.
As part of our quality property management services, Real Property Management Executives Greater Atlanta can ensure that your rental property is correctly 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 do! We’ll take care of everything, leaving you free to grow your investment activities and reap the long-term benefits of your rental properties. For more information about our comprehensive property management services, please contact us online or give us a call at 678-504-8580 today!
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