COVID-19 Update | 3.23.2020


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We wanted to give you an update on our operations regarding Governor Pritzker’s Executive Order.

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Is Your Association Eligible for $1,000,000?


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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 […]

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A Green Approach to Building Maintenance


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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 […]

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Infrared Cameras: The Basics


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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.

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Dryer Safety and Best Practices


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Dryers are one of the leading causes of house fires—they cause approximately 16,000 fires every year

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De-Icing Agents: Which Products are Best?


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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 […]

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5 Things Every Property Manager Should Wish for this Holiday Season


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Mark discusses 5 things every manager should hope for this frigid season. Dry Warm Accident Free Good Drainage Well Insulated, Well Ventilated Attic

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Why Update Your Reserve Study?


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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 […]

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WEC and Inside-Out Team Up for Moisture Investigation Seminar


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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.

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What you need to know about hail damage.


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In this whitepaper on hail damage, our Senior Architect, Aaron Parks, discusses the steps an association can take to bounce back following a hail storm. It is imperative that proper repair specifications are drafted and the contractor does not rely on the insurance adjusters recommendations alone. See the attached paper below. Hail Storm Roof Damage_DRAFT

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