Once the weather cools and the leaves begin changing, there are specific repairs and maintenance tasks that need to be performed on your Gonzales rental properties before winter. Part of preparing for the impending cold weather is making sure that your rental home is properly insulated. Insulation and weather stripping add value and efficiency to a rental property, preventing extreme temperatures and high energy costs. A well-insulated rental home is one that is going to keep residents warm and happy throughout winter.
Like other maintenance and repair items associated with the structure of a rental property, insulation and weather stripping should not be left for the residents to set up, change, or maintain. There is no assurance that residents are going to do a good job. Additionally, handling certain insulation types can be hazardous if not correctly done.
As the owner, you can try to insulate your rental property yourself. There are various methods that will yield good results. Fiberglass insulation come 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 that is 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, doors and windows, and various other areas. And of course, weather stripping is applied around doors and windows to prevent drafts. Each type is made for use in different parts of the home and necessitates the use of safety gear and certain specialized equipment to install.
Whether it’s your first time insulating your rental properties or changing old or worn insulation, insulation should be included in your property management plan. Existing insulation and weather stripping need to be assessed yearly for signs of deterioration, and holes or gaps have to be filled before cold weather comes. Waiting until your Gonzales residents complain or until the issue becomes too big to ignore is not a smart idea.
As part of our quality property management services, Real Property Management Baton Rouge can make certain that your rental property is correctly insulated before winter arrives and that insulation repairs are done regularly. No need to put installing insulation to the list of things 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 properties. For more information about our comprehensive property management services, please contact us online or give us a call at 225-389-6860 today!