Choice windows expand the value of a property, augment energy efficiency and keep your Troy residents comfortable. Windows also affix beauty and character to a home, all while furnishing the simple functionality of indoor climate control. But windows demand maintenance as much as any other part of a home.
A properly sealed rental property should be a priority for owners, as it will save both energy and the tenant’s money, leaving more money to pay rent on time and increasing tenant comfort overall. Investing in a property management company that offers annual, bi-annual, and quarterly inspections can be crucial in weatherizing and maintaining your property, especially in Michigan, where we experience the full effect of all four seasons.
According to the Department of Energy, the average household spends about $2,200 annually on household utility bills, so prevent energy and money from flowing through the cracks and gaps in your property by sealing it well, inside and out.
As a rental property owner, you should make certain to habitually scrutinize the windows of your rental properties for cracks, gaps, water damage, and other problems as part of your complete property maintenance plan. Basic window maintenance that must be executed on a scheduled basis involves sealing holes and swapping the weather-stripping with new ones. If any of the windows in your Troy rental property are cracked, seep moisture, or take up condensation, they ought to be changed.
It is most certainly inviting, but by no account should you ask your tenants to maintain, repair, or replace windows. Even if they have the right skills, requiring tenants to carry through repairs develops liability issues that can bring about greater problems later on. There is additionally no assurance that the maintenance or repair your windows imply will be completed correctly. Take into consideration that forgotten windows can create unnecessary property damage.
Repairing and replacing windows without professional help may resemble another excellent option, particularly if you are trying to save some money. The problem is that despite the fact that you know what you are doing, you expose yourself to danger when you work with a probably hazardous material like glass. Also, the right installation of windows is essential for their enduring efficacy and function. For these considerations, jobs like replacing glass panes or even entire windows should be assigned to the professionals.
Frequent window maintenance can be tedious. That’s why Real Property Management Metro Detroit offers maintenance programs that will care for all these tasks for you. From routine maintenance to window replacement, we can administer all of your Troy rental property’s window-related needs and make sure that the job is executed right. For more information about our property management services, contact us online or call us at 248-808-6550 today!
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