Prep your property for winter

3 Reasons to Prep Your Property for Winter During Autumn

You might think that winter isn’t something you need to worry about just yet if you’ve recently finished your fall maintenance checklist. This couldn’t be further from the truth. During winter, your tenants will be spending most of their time indoors (especially if they’re also working from home). Your property’s heating system, wiring, plumbing, and other essentials should all be examined carefully before freezing temperatures arrive.

It’s crucial to stay ahead of the game and tackle these winter tasks now. Harsh weather is also on the way, which can be a real challenge in Denver. The first snowfall of winter is beautiful to look at, but over time winter storms can take a toll on your property’s exterior. Landlords who prep their property for winter now will be in a much better position, financially and otherwise, come spring.


3 Reasons to Prep Your Property for Winter During Autumn


1. Make Sure Your Heating System is in Excellent Condition

If there’s a problem with your heating system, you want to be aware of it sooner rather than later. Your tenants won’t be too happy if there’s a sudden breakdown that takes days to fix. When you prep your property for winter this year, call a professional to inspect your furnace. They’ll ensure that your system is operating as it should and inform you of any necessary preventative repairs. Whether you have a heat pump, a gas furnace or a boiler, you’ll need an expert to confirm that everything is in excellent working condition. Otherwise, you’re playing Russian roulette with your tenants’ heat.


2. Give Your Property a Competitive Advantage

Potential renters can spot a well-maintained property from a mile away. The best properties look winter-ready; this means gutters are clear, any trees near powerlines are trimmed, and rooms aren’t drafty due to unsealed doors and windows. When people visit your property, they should find it inviting. In autumn and wintertime, an inviting space is one that is warm, cozy, and structurally sound. You also want your interior and exterior to stand out from the rest. Ultimately, getting ahead will give you a leg up over the competition. Tenants will be more inclined to rent with you in the coming months if you prep your property for winter now.


3. Gain More Time for Unexpected Maintenance Tasks

There’s no way to predict what challenges you’ll face year to year. Your tenants might submit more maintenance requests than you’re expecting, for example. In addition, you never know when certain systems will need a repairs or replacements. Sudden breakdowns can occur at any time. Unfortunately, your maintenance schedule will be at risk if you don’t prep your property for winter early. Routine winter maintenance needs may fall on top of a long list of other urgent tasks. Therefore, you’ll save yourself a few headaches by taking care of your winter checklist as soon as possible.


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