2016 March
Focus on... Exterior Maintenance

Exterior
2016 March Maintaining Roofs

A building’s roof serves as the first line of defense against whatever the skies throw at its inhabitants—wind, rain and blazing sun, even snow and ice in some climates—so it’s crucial for that roof to be sound and well maintained. All it t…

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Exterior
2016 March Cleaning Windows

Even after the rain is gone, you may still not be able to see clearly—if your windows haven’t been washed lately, that is. Even if you have the greatest views in the entire complex and your windows are dirty, your views might as well be a b…

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Exterior
2016 March Capital Improvements

Even if your condominium or homeowner’s association (HOA) is a fortified castle atop a hill and surrounded by a moat, one day, someone will hit it with a really big rock, and thus it’s inevitable: work will be done, repairs will be made, th…

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Maintenance
2016 March Utility Hazards

There are certain perils—fires, major weather events, and so forth—that announce themselves clearly; others are more subtle, if no less hazardous. Things like gas leaks, electrical shorts and surges, and water leaks may not be as dramatic a…

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Management
2016 March Spring Cleaning Checklist

Spring cleaning isn't just for unit owners. As we move out of the winter months, now is a great time to make sure your property is “spic and span” for the rest of 2016. New England Condominium recently spoke with property managers Bill Worr…

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Board Operations
2016 March Managing Owners' Renovations

All you have to do is turn on the TV these days to know how popular kitchen and bathroom renovations have become. Backsplashes, stainless steel appliances, subway tiles, granite countertops, glass-enclosed showers, soaking tubs—the list of …

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Q&A
2016 March Q&A: Ooooh, That Smell?

Q. One of our condo owners has a large family and many guests. They do an intense amount of cooking. The pungent smells from this cooking, invoke a lot of heavy spices and oils. Unfortunately, these spicy smells are not contained within t…

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