Category: Exterior

Exterior I Bid You Good Day
2015 March I Bid You Good Day

Did you hear the one about the condo association that went the do-it-yourself route? No, we’re sure you didn’t…because communities hire professionals for all but the most minor repairs and upkeep (no offense to your Cousin Rich, who was ho…

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Exterior A Clear View
2015 March A Clear View

Windows can dramatically change any space, from transforming a tiny kitchen into a front row seat to a glorious skyline to morphing a standard upstairs bedroom into a perfect perch for an ocean view. Windows bring vast life and light to a …

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Exterior Up on the Roof
2014 March Up on the Roof

It’s not unusual today to find an array of amenities —pools, hot tubs, decks and similar areas for socializing — on top of new urban condominium buildings. Older residences may or may not have such facilities, but even without the steady u…

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Exterior Saving for That Rainy Day
2014 March Saving for That Rainy Day

These days, just about everyone is cutting back on spending, either to make ends meet, saving for something special or a rainy day, paying off debt or funding their retirement. Consumers are cutting coupons, looking for deals and keeping a…

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Exterior Staying Ahead of Trouble
2014 March Staying Ahead of Trouble

Remember the old jingle, ‘it takes a licking and keeps on ticking’? It was the famous tagline from the Timex watch advertisements. The gist of the ad is that no matter what you threw at it, a Timex watch kept working. If you think ab…

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Exterior Keeping it Clean
2014 March Keeping it Clean

Living in New England can be something of a dirty job. And the task of cleaning off months (or years) of accumulated grime and dirt from the exterior of a building takes much more than a scrub-brush and a bottle of Windex; it requires prof…

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Exterior Get it Done!
2013 March Get it Done!

 The shingles on the roof look worn. Paint is peeling off the clapboards on a few  buildings. Potholes have turned the parking lot into a slalom course. But  collections are down, several homes are in foreclosure, and the temptation to  le…

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Exterior Side by Siding
2013 March Side by Siding

 As spring dawns anew on the frigid New England landscape, many condo dwellers  will get their first prolonged looks at Mother Nature’s wintery ravages. Likely nowhere is this better seen than on a property’s exterior siding, much of which…

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Exterior What Lies Beneath
2013 March What Lies Beneath

 They say a house is only as strong as its foundation. A bad roof, or shoddy  plumbing can set your building back a lot of money. But, a foundation in  disrepair can put the entire building's structure at risk. It can also cost  tens of th…

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Exterior Raise the Roof
2013 March Raise the Roof

 Condo owners don’t generally exude enthusiasm over their roofs. In fact, they don’t pay much attention to them until there is a problem. However, a roofing  problem can cause a major expense.    Roofs in New England condominiums br…

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