Once leaves begin changing and the weather cools, certain repairs and maintenance tasks should be performed on your Bothell rental homes before winter. In setting up for the incoming cold weather, you have to make certain that your rental home is properly insulated. Insulation and weather stripping add to a rental home’s value and efficiency, protecting it and its residents from high energy bills and extreme temperatures. A properly insulated rental home is one that would keep residents warm and happy the whole winter.
As with other maintenance and repair responsibilities concerning the structure of a rental property, insulation and weather stripping should not be left to the residents to maintain, replace, or install. There is no guarantee that residents are going to do a good job. Also, handling certain types of insulation can be harmful if not correctly done.
As the owner, you can try to insulate your rental property yourself. There are many different options, all of which offer good results. Fiberglass insulation comes in batts and rolls, ready for application 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, and expanding foam insulation, which sprays on like a thin foam but then expands to seal a gap or space around pipes, windows and doors, and other areas. Additionally, weather stripping is applied around windows and doors to stop drafts. Each kind is made for use in distinct areas of the home and requires safety gear and particularly specialized equipment to install.
Whether insulating your rental properties for the first time or replacing old or worn insulation, insulation needs to be included in your property management plan. Existing insulation and weather stripping must be assessed yearly for signs of deterioration, and holes or gaps should be filled before cold weather arrives. Putting it off until your Bothell residents complain or until the problem gets too big to ignore is not a good plan.
As part of our quality property management services, Real Property Management Eclipse can ensure that your rental property is correctly insulated before winter hits and that routine insulation repairs are completed. No need to add installing insulation to the list of things you already have to do! We’ll take care of everything, providing you with the time to grow your investment activities and reap the long-term benefits of your rental properties. For more information about our wide-ranging property management services, please contact us online or call us at 425-209-0252 today!
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