As the weather cools and the leaves begin turning, there are certain repairs and maintenance tasks for your Kennesaw rental properties that have to be done before winter. In preparing for the cold weather to come, you have to make sure that your rental home is properly insulated. Insulation and weather stripping add value and efficiency to a rental property, avoiding extreme temperatures and high energy costs. A well-insulated rental home is one that is going to keep residents warm and happy all winter long.
As with other maintenance and repair responsibilities related to the structure of a rental property, insulation and weather stripping should not be left to the residents to install, maintain, or replace. 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 attempt to insulate your rental home yourself. There are several different options, all of which offer good results. Fiberglass insulation comes in rolls and batts that are ready for installation 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 something resembling a thin foam but then expands to seal a gap or space around pipes, windows and doors, and other areas. Furthermore, weather stripping is used around windows and doors to prevent drafts. Every option is intended for use in different areas of the home and needs safety gear and some specialized equipment to install.
Whether it’s your first time insulating your rental properties or replacing old or worn insulation, insulation should be part of your property management plan. Installed insulation and weather stripping should be examined each year for signs of wear. Gaps or holes should be filled before the cold weather starts. Waiting until your Kennesaw residents complain or until the problem has gotten too big to ignore is not a good idea.
As part of our quality property management services, Real Property Management East Cobb 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 call us at 770-622-5657 today!
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