As the leaves begin to change and the weather cools, there are a couple of repairs and maintenance tasks that should be taken care of for your Venice rental properties before winter. Part of preparing for the coming cold weather is making certain that your rental home is properly 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.
As with other repair and maintenance items related to a rental home’s structure, insulation and weather stripping shouldn’t be things that the residents install, replace, or maintain. There is no guarantee that residents are going to do a proper job. Also, using certain types of insulation can be hazardous if not handled properly.
As the owner, you can try to insulate your rental property yourself. There are numerous methods that will provide good results. Fiberglass insulation is offered in rolls and batts, ready to be installed in the attic and in walls. 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 similar to a thin foam but then expands to fill a gap or space around pipes, windows and doors, and various other spots. And of course, weather stripping is applied around doors and windows to stop drafts. Each type is made for use in different sections of the home and necessitates the use of safety gear and certain 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 must be assessed yearly for signs of wear, and holes or gaps should be filled before cold weather arrives. Putting it off until your Venice residents complain or until the problem gets too big to ignore is not a good idea.
As part of our superior property management services, Real Property Management California Coast 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 handle everything, leaving you free to grow your investment activities and reap the long-term benefits of your rental homes. For more information about our comprehensive property management services, please contact us online or call us at 310-535-2150 today!
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