Great windows enhance energy efficiency, add to the value of a property, and keep your Columbia Heights residents happy and snug. Also, windows add beauty and character to a home, all while offering the basic functionality of indoor climate control. Nonetheless, windows require maintenance just like all other parts of a home.
As the owner of a rental property, you should make it a habit to check the windows of your rental properties for cracks, gaps, water damage, and other problems as part of your comprehensive property maintenance plan. Sealing gaps and replacing the weather-stripping should be included in your regular basic window maintenance. If any of the windows in your Columbia Heights rental property seep moisture, trap condensation, or are broken, they should be replaced.
Although tempting, it is not a smart idea to ask residents to handle maintenance, repairs, or replacement of windows in a rental property. Even if they have the correct skills, asking residents to execute repairs creates liability problems that can eventually result in bigger problems. There is also no assurance that the maintenance or repair your windows need will be performed correctly. Keep in mind that neglected windows can lead to more costly property damage further down the road.
Repairing and replacing windows on your own may appear like another good choice, especially if you are trying to save some 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. Moreover, installing windows properly is important for long-term effectiveness and function. Because of this, things like replacing glass panes or even entire windows should be left up to the pros.
It can be can be hard to remember to perform regular window maintenance along with everything else you already need to do. That’s why Real Property Management DC Metro offers maintenance programs that will take care of all these things for you. From routine maintenance to window replacement, we can handle all window-related needs of your Columbia Heights rental property and ensure that the job is done right. For additional information about our property management services, contact us online or call us at 202-269-0303 today!
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