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Community Planning Guide

How to Think Clearly About Your Building Envelope

A practical guide to planning for aging properties

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Aging properties present a unique set of challenges to Trustees tasked with the fiduciary responsibility to act in the best long-term interest of the association.


While having your exterior maintenance program on autopilot may have worked for many years, you may now be finding that every time a repair is completed, its intended lifespan is cut short.


Time and weather take their toll, and the failure rates of building components such as siding, trim, and roofs are accelerated if these interconnected building components are not tied together sufficiently with the proper weatherproofing layers. 


Eventually, routine maintenance no longer solves persistent problems, and the increased frequency of expensive repairs no longer serves the best long-term interest of the association. Something needs to be done, but what?


We've outlined three time-proven tips to help you cut through the confusion.


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