How do you decide what type of siding to use on your home? Cost, aesthetics, maintenance, and durability all are items to be considered when deciding on the exterior cladding for your home. One option that has become increasingly popular is fiber cement siding. This type of cladding comes with a 30-50 year warranty; however, […]
A Green Approach to Community Association Building Maintenance and Repairs Mark A. Waldman, SE, PE, LEED AP Waldman Engineering Consultants, Inc. Today there is lots of chatter about sustainability, green building issues, and reducing our personal carbon footprints. There is also lots of talk about stimulus money and tax credits. Does that mean homeowners associations […]
Rye Waldman, Dir. of Engineering and Building Research, discusses the basics of infrared cameras and images. These tools help us easily find and assess leaks before making invasive openings. If you are having moisture issues, request a proposal today on our website or over the phone at 630-922-3000.
We wanted to give you an update on our operations regarding Governor Pritzker’s Executive Order.
Dryers are one of the leading causes of house fires—they cause approximately 16,000 fires every year
CertainTeed Class Action Fiber Cement Siding Settlement: Is Your Association Eligible for $1,000,000? Are any communities you manage experiencing issues with CertainTeed fiber cement siding installed prior to September 30, 2013? If so, you may be eligible for a settlement. A class action lawsuit was filed against CertainTeed and settled for $103.9 million, with […]
De-Icing Agents De-Icing Agents: What Product is Best for You? We are often asked about de-icing and what is recommended. There are several products to consider when choosing de-icing agents, Sodium Chloride, Calcium Chloride, Magnesium Chloride, and Acetates are just a few. When addressing which product to use, attention needs to be given to […]
Mark discusses 5 things every manager should hope for this frigid season. Dry Warm Accident Free Good Drainage Well Insulated, Well Ventilated Attic
The condition of the property elements on which the reserve study is based change. The association’s financial situation and reserve fund balance change. Board members and property managers change. The condition of the property elements are always changing whether anyone likes it or not. Read our white paper below authored by Matt Hass on why […]
Join us Thursday, Nov. 15th from 1:45 – 3:45 at Nichols Library in Naperville. We’re teaming up with Inside-Out to provide an hour and a half presentation on all the steps from identifying common areas of moisture intrusion to the proper repair protocols.