After Ian and Nicole – Hurricane Resistance Protection Retrofit for Condominiums
After the double-barreled pummeling of Ian and Nicole last fall, many condo associations must rebuild or upgrade their hurricane defenses. This is especially true for beachfront communities. The high winds, pounding rain, and debris caused structural issues that must be addressed before it’s safe for residents to return. Additionally, with the collapse of Champlain Towers in Surfside still fresh in everyone’s memory, condo associations and regulators are likely to be more cautious than ever about ensuring that the damaged buildings are structurally sound and waterproof before allowing residents to move back in.
If you are a member of a condo board facing the decision about how to rebuild a damaged building or how to upgrade your building’s hurricane resistance to withstand future storms, consider installing hurricane impact windows and doors. These materials, manufactured from hurricane resistant glass, offer the highest level of protection available against strong storms. They are designed and tested to withstand hurricane-force winds and projectiles. Additionally, they are available in a wide variety of styles and UV protection levels to maintain the aesthetics of your building and the protection from the Florida sun that your residents expect.
If you like the idea of installing hurricane impact windows and doors, check with your association bylaws for the approval process necessary to upgrade both the common areas and the unit owner areas, as each area may use a different process. Some of the methods for financing the upgrades, depending on your bylaws, include:
- If there is a high enough balance in the association maintenance fund, this could be used to upgrade the hurricane protection of the building.
- The association could levy a special assessment to raise the funds necessary to upgrade all the building’s windows.
- The costs for the common areas could come out of either of the two options above. For the unit windows, the association could provide a list of approved window and door styles and an approved installer and require individual owners to arrange for their own upgrades within a certain timeframe.
CitiQuiet is the window supplier and installer of choice for premier condo communities throughout South Florida. Our selection of window manufacturers, styles, coatings, frames, and upgrades is second to none. Our sales team is experienced in working with condo boards and understands the approval and financing process that you need to go through. We can also provide assistance in code-compliance and have the skills, manpower, and know-how necessary to safely install windows in high rise condo buildings. If you are contemplating upgrading your building’s structural integrity and waterproofing capabilities with hurricane impact windows and doors, contact CitiQuiet to learn how we can make the process as seamless as possible for you.
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