Owning rental properties in San Diego can be a great business or side business. There is good money to be made if you do it right. Staying on top of upgrades to your rental properties is one way to help ensure that you get top dollar from your renters and keep them living in your home long term. One upgrade that you may want to consider for your San Diego rental property is replacement windows.
Why Would a Landlord Consider Replacement Windows?
We understand that landlords have a lot of expenses. They regularly have to do things like replace flooring, repaint walls, and fix things that are broken in their rental properties. So why would they consider an upgrade like replacement windows?
First of all, landlords in California are required to maintain a safe living space for their tenants. A home with windows that don’t lock, or that could be easily broken into, could lead to major problems for your tenants—and for you. Upgrading the windows in your rental properties will help ensure that they are safe and give your tenants greater peace of mind.
Second of all, replacement windows are an upgrade that will appeal to everyone. If a potential renter is looking at two properties—one with old, drafty windows, and the other with new, energy-efficient windows that will help keep their energy bills down—they are most likely going to choose the one with the new windows. They may even be willing to pay more in rent, knowing some of their other monthly bills will be lower.
Unlike other upgrades you may be considering, new windows aren’t taste specific. Some renters may not care about new countertops or a new bathroom vanity (or they may not like the ones you choose), but any renter would love to live in a house with new windows.
We know the rental market in San Diego is hot right now, and you may be thinking, “I don’t have any trouble finding renters, so why would I consider spending money to upgrade the windows?” But this may not always be the case. Upgrade your rental home now with replacement windows and get ahead of the game! Your home will appeal to a broader range of potential renters now and in the future.
Can a Renter in San Diego Purchase Replacement Windows?
Sometimes our replacement window company gets calls from San Diego renters who are looking for new windows. Their landlord has given them the go-ahead to purchase new windows, but the landlord wants the renter to handle the process. This may be because the landlord is out of the area, or just because it’s more convenient and they trust their renters to make smart decisions.
Unfortunately, it is required that the homeowner be present for the consultation. Our company is unable to enter into a contract with a renter, even if the homeowner has given them permission to do so. However, once the contract is signed and we have a deposit from the homeowner, we can then coordinate with the renter for the installation.
Why Consider Replacement Windows from BM Windows?
We understand that owning rental properties is a business. As such, you want to make smart decisions with your money. It may seem like buying the most inexpensive replacement windows you could find would be smart, but you may want to think again.
Cheaply made replacement windows simply don’t last. If you hold onto your rental properties for the long term, you could find yourself replacing the windows again down the road, and that doesn’t make good financial sense. Replacement window companies selling windows with a very low price tag may also be subcontracting the installation of their windows to general laborers who aren’t experienced with installing replacement windows. Improper installation done by people who haven’t been properly trained or who aren’t familiar with the products they’re installing could lead to problems down the road. And if the window manufacturer determines that the problem was caused by improper installation, it won’t be covered by the warranty.
Buying high-quality replacement windows with a good warranty, like the ones sold at BM Windows, is a much better way to go. All of the replacement windows we sell in San Diego come with a lifetime warranty that covers pretty much anything that could go wrong. In addition to the manufacturer’s warranty, we offer an additional warranty on the installation of our windows. This is not something you will find with most replacement window companies in San Diego. We can do this because we only use highly trained, experienced window installers who we trust will do the job right.
You don’t want to replace the windows more than once on your rental property! So choose wisely. Go with windows that have a good reputation for quality, that come with a solid warranty, and that are installed by professional window installers.
Contact BM Windows for Replacement Windows in San Diego
We know you probably have questions about window replacement. We’re here to help guide you through the process. We can help you determine which windows will be best for your rental property and what features you need. We won’t try to upsell you on features that don’t make sense for rental properties. Contact us today to set up a free consultation with one of our helpful, friendly team members.