Property Management Blog

Exterior Preventative Maintenance is Important, Too

System - Friday, December 3, 2021

Ah, the gift of preventative maintenance. It saves you money on expensive emergency repairs and ensures the condition and value of your investment property is where you want it to be. So far this quarter, we’ve talked about:

  • The definition and importance of preventative maintenance
  • What preventative maintenance includes inside your rental home

Let’s go outside, even if it’s cold. This month, we’re taking a look at exterior preventative maintenance items and why they cannot go ignored.

Exterior preventative maintenance is often seasonal

Preventative maintenance is often seasonal. We’re in winter now, which means we’re less concerned about cooling and more attentive to heating. We’re going to approach landscaping a little differently.

Your roof and gutters take on a new urgency.

Elements of exterior preventative maintenance

We do not believe in a one-size-fits-all preventative maintenance plan. Your exterior might be a single-family home or a multi-family building. We adjust and we act.

Here’s what most preventative plans will include for the exterior of your rental property:

  • Checking and cleaning gutters.
  • Inspecting the roof.
  • Cleaning fireplaces and chimneys.
  • Testing irrigation systems in the lawn.
  • Trimming back trees and bushes that could cause problems during intense weather.

Our relationships with local vendors and contractors help us to do this in a manner that’s cost-effective. We won’t spend any money unnecessarily. This is why we focus on preventative maintenance plans - to protect your bottom line and keep your property in excellent condition.

We’re always looking at ways to save money for our owners. Preventative maintenance is one area that we always recommend as a good investment. The money you spend protecting your property will only help you earn more.

At Sienna Properties, we wish you a Happy New Year. And we’d also like to remind you that if you’d like to share the benefits of working with our team, please send this newsletter along to anyone you know who is looking for a full-service property management and investment protection. We appreciate your referrals and your business.