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How To Get Your Rental Property Ready For Spring

By March 25, 2018June 20th, 2022Renovation Tips

Is your rental property in tip-top shape? With spring just around the corner, it is time to impress current and future tenants. From strategic painting to general inquiries, we’ve got your back. Our simple checklist should make your rental property maintenance easy.
It’s time to get your rental property in tip-top shape. With spring approaching, it will feel good to have a fresh look to match the season. Springtime is when people decide to put their properties on the market. Therefore, tons of people will be eager for a nice place to live in. Whether their stay is temporary or long-term, it is up to you to attract them to your property.
Spring cleaning and maintenance is important for multiple reasons. First, having an up-to-date, clean rental property will allow you to maximize rent. Generally, landlords think they need to make major changes to raise the rent. The truth is small updates that are less costly and less time-consuming can benefit you more.
Second, the more disciplined you are about taking care of your property, the longer it will last. Checking up on your HVAC system and fixing unwanted cracks regularly can help you avoid paying big bucks down the road.
We’ve created a simple checklist for you and your rental property. These guidelines will help you improve and sustain a beautiful space people want to live in. As the days become warmer in New England, your rental property should be looking good!

Strategic Painting

You may have heard it before, but painting is a foolproof way to improve the look of a space. Yes, it is important to brush over marked-up walls and places tenants may frequently inhabit, but there are strategic ways to make the most of your money.

Garage Doors

You need to ask yourself, “What stands out to potential renters?” Many landlords forget about garage doors. Often, garages are left to chip and rot; you can change that with a bucket of paint. If you own a building that features garages, they will add a lot to the entire look of your property when painted with a fresh coat.

Front Door and Interior Walls

Another focal point is the front door. Make sure your front door is freshly painted. For a renter, it represents what may be inside. If you have them, you should also paint over your shutters and your fence. Like the garage doors, these accessories have the power to create a unified feeling about your property. Finally, pick several rooms – possibly common spaces – that could look good newly painted; this will be sure to impress new and old tenants.
Take a look at your walls. Do you notice any small holes or scuff marks? If you don’t feel like repainting the entire space, check out this list of paint repair tips.

General Questions

Now it’s time for the logistics. Make sure to check if everything survived the winter. Here are some questions to ask yourself:

  1. Is your roof leaking?
  2. Are there any water stains on your ceilings?
  3. Is there any moisture or mold in the basement or bathrooms?
  4. Are the stairways holding up?
  5. Is the concrete eroding outside?
  6. Have you checked the gutters?
  7. Are your floors looking good?

This short checklist will help you determine what your rental property needs. All of these items are going to be necessary fixes, so if you feel unequipped at any point, call a specialized contracting group. While you may be able to check your gutters, painting and flooring are sometimes best done by professionals. Being a landlord isn’t easy, but we’re here to help your Spring go as smoothly as possible! Contact us to see what we can do to help today!

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Whether the interior walls of your commercial facility have been damaged, the front door of your business needs an upgrade or your floors are in need of attention, re:fab has the right team and process to meet your specific needs.
With a team of skilled carpenters and specialty craftsmen, re:fab helps clients tackle quick improvements to full-scale renovation needs.


Renovation Services


Professional Renovation Services Tailored to your Industry.

re:fab is the trusted partner for commercial renovations and specialty applications for properties and facilities across all industries. Whether a commercial office building or a multi-family property, our experienced team has the knowledge and resources to get your job done right.

  • Flooring & Epoxy Coatings
  • Windows and Doors
  • Interior and Exterior Painting
  • Rebranding Services and Special Finishes Installments
  • Carpentry & Drywall Repairs
  • Heating and AC and/or HVAC
  • Plumbing & Electrical
  • Trenching
  • Appliance Replacement
  • Gutters
  • Structural Repairs & Safety Hazards


Specialty Flooring


Floor Coatings Keep Your Foundations Safe

re:fab’s floor coating services provide a dramatic enhancement to the look and feel of commercial and industrial properties. In addition, specialty floor coatings maintain the health and durability of your floors and overall properties, creating a more healthy and safer space for your employees, customers and the environment

Our Experts Provide A Variety Of Floor Coating Services, Including:

  • Epoxy Floor Coatings
  • Cementitious Urethane Resurfacers
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  • Moisture Vapor Reducer
  • Sealers
  • Urethane Topcoats

*Please note: re:fab provides flooring services as part of a larger renovation or painting program or project, not a standalone service.


EIFS + Stucco


Commercial buildings and industrial facilities featuring exterior walls with an Exterior Insulation and Finish System (EIFS) have the attractiveness of a stucco finish but with greater insulation, toughness and longevity. In fact, unlike stucco, EIFS is actually a multi-layered system that includes insulation board, base coat and finish coat. It’s a combination that provides a classic look with modern advantages.

In addition to much-improved insulation, EIFS can improve indoor air quality and reduce the environmental impact of a structure throughout its lifetime, and it is available in a virtually unlimited range of colors and textures.

EIFS has transformed commercial buildings across all industries and our team of specialists can help you understand the benefits of this important application.


Power Washing


Regular power washing keeps commercial facilities running efficiently and safely, helps businesses stay compliant with environmental regulations, rids surfaces of mold and delivers an attractive first impression to clients and guests. Our team can quickly and easily return your properties to excellent condition.

Exterior Power Washing Services Include:

  • Exterior wall pressure washing
  • Construction clean-up
  • Graffiti removal
  • Heavy equipment, truck and fleet cleaning
  • Driveway and parking lot cleaning
  • Patio washing
  • Gutter and drain cleaning
  • Outdoor structures such as play equipment
  • Swimming pools
  • Outbuilding

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Painting


re:fab’s 30 years+ experience with commercial interior and exterior painting, sealing and wall & ceiling applications assures each client that we have the expertise to deliver for any business painting requirement. Tackling projects both large and small, across New England, our teams are capable of serving all of your standard and specialty painting and application needs.

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