Quality windows increase a property’s value, enhance energy efficiency, and keep your Shrewsbury residents snug and content. Windows add beauty and character to a home too, all while providing the basic functionality of indoor climate control. Nonetheless, windows require maintenance just like all other parts of a home.
As a rental property owner, you need to make it a point to regularly examine the windows of your rental properties for gaps, cracks, water damage, and other issues. This regular examination should be part of your complete property maintenance plan. The basic window maintenance to be routinely performed includes sealing gaps and changing the weather-stripping. If any of the windows in your Shrewsbury rental property seep moisture, trap condensation, or are broken, they have to be replaced.
Asking residents to perform repairs, maintenance, or replacement of a rental property’s windows is not a good idea, no matter how tempting it may seem. Even if they have the right skills, asking residents to do repairs leads to liability issues. These issues may grow into bigger problems in the future. There is also no certainty that the maintenance or repair your windows need will be done right. Keep in mind that neglected windows can lead to more costly property damage further down the road.
Repairing and replacing windows by yourself may seem like another good choice, particularly if you are trying to save money. The problem is that even if you know what you are doing, you endanger yourself when you deal with a potentially hazardous material such as glass. Also, the proper installation of windows is essential for their long-term effectiveness and function. For these reasons, tasks like replacing glass panes or even whole windows should be left up to the experts.
Remembering to perform routine window maintenance along with everything else you already have to do can be difficult. That’s why Real Property Management Metro West-Worcester offers maintenance programs that will take care of all these things for you. From routine maintenance to window replacement, we can handle all of the window-related needs of your Shrewsbury rental property and ensure that the job is done properly. For further information about our property management services, contact us online or give us a call at 508-329-6000 today!
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