Many landlords update and repair their worn or damaged rental property using the lowest priced materials possible. They don’t see the sense (or cents) in paying for nicer materials when rentals are doomed to years of excessive wear and abuse.
But when it comes to building materials, you get what you pay for. This is especially true for investment properties. Spending a little more on better, durable materials is often more cost effective than throwing money at cheap replacements year after year.
Check out Dwight’s and Bryan’s column “Don’t choose cheap materials for rental properties” in the Coloradoan for THREE key areas in a rental property where it pays to spend a little more on durable updates.