Once leaves start changing and the weather cools, certain repairs and maintenance tasks should be performed on your La Crescenta 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 efficiency and value to a rental home, safeguarding it and its residents from extreme temperatures and high energy expenses. A well-insulated rental property is one that would keep residents warm and happy the whole winter.
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 guarantee that residents are going to do a good job. Also, handling specific types of insulation can be dangerous if not done correctly.
As the owner, you can try to insulate your rental property yourself. There are several different methods that would give good results. Fiberglass insulation comes in batts and rolls, ready for installation in walls and in the attic. Another type of insulation is blown-in insulation, a loose fill blown into attics or walls. There is expanding foam insulation as well, which sprays on a thin foam that then expands to fill a gap or space around pipes, windows and doors, and other spots. And lastly, weather stripping is installed around doors and windows to block drafts. Each type is designed to be used in different areas of the home and necessitates the use of safety gear and some specialized equipment to install.
Whether insulating your rental properties for the first time or replacing old or worn insulation, insulation needs to be part 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 La Crescenta 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 East San Gabriel Valley can make certain that your rental home is well insulated before winter comes 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, 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 626-600-2884 today!
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