Building Exterior

Co-owner Responsibility

This Matrix gives a lot of details. But in general, the Association maintains our siding, roof, sidewalk, and driveway. Co-owners maintain gutters, windows, sliders, deck, front/exterior door and storm/screen door. Look for more answers below. If you have questions, please contact the Management Company.

Repair Services

For Association-responsible items, submit your requests in our CCIS Request System. Contact the Management Company to set up your unique UserName and Password.

For items within your responsibility, this is a list of recommended service providers published by the Management Company . These contractors provide good service and have adequate licensing.

Changes or Improvements 

The exterior of each of our buildings has a direct impact on the living experience of every current and future Co-owner. Therefore, there is an application and approval process for every modification request. The Exterior Modification Procedure explains why the Association cares, what criteria they use to approve, and the steps to follow. Compile the paperwork and submit the Request.

Awnings

In some cases, Co-owners may install an approved awning to shade their decks. Details of the approved deck and operation are explained on the Awning Specification page. Co-owners are welcome to contact the Building Committee Chair to inquire about feasibility before submitting a request to modify.

Decks

The Building Committee’s goal is to give every co-owner the best possible water-front living experience. The decks are one of the best places to do that. While Harbour Towne has chosen a weathered look, the Building Committee has some recommendations to help you keep the private space on your deck feel clean and fresh.

Visit the Decks page to learn more about this, flooring material options, and extending your deck. The railing and spindles of decks cannot be changed. The floor of the deck may be stained to compliment the weathered look.

Doors (Front)

Front doors have four color options and are typically painted along with the building staining (painting) schedule. Review color and schedule options here.

Doors (Sliding)

Specifications have been written for sliding/patio doors. Read the details here. When ready, submit a request to modify.

Generators

Click here for the Harbour Towne Policy for Driveway Emergency Backup Power Generators. For general information about the few limited options available,  click here.

Gutters

The builder installed limited gutters on every unit. Co-owners are welcome to install new gutters are responsible to maintain all gutters. Please use the Exterior Modification Request to make sure the color and material align with the look and feel of the community.

Hot Tubs

Click here for the Harbour Towne Hot Tub Policy.
Click here for the Harbour Towne Hot Tub Release Form.

Lighting / Bulbs

Electric “Exterior” Fixtures, Outlets & Dusk/Dawn Timer: Electrical repairs and replacement including timers and light bulbs are the responsibility of the Association.

For assistance with garage bulb replacement, submit a request, or contact the Management Company.

Consumer’s Energy replaces bulbs in the street lights and the Association maintains bulbs at the entrance islands.

Siding Staining / Painting Schedule 

The Association provides staining / painting on a regular basis. The number of buildings and frequency varies based on the type of stain used at the last application. If your building is scheduled for staining/painting, you will receive a message from the Management Company with more details.

Watch the Calendar of Events for weather-dependent schedules. Refer to this Cross Reference of Address / Building / Unit numbers (pages 1-5 are sorted by street numbers, pages 6-10 by building numbers, and pages 11-15 by unit numbers).

The staining process includes an evaluation of siding; rotted boards are replaced, cracks filled, and the surface power-washed before stain is applied.

Roofs

The Association has a long-term capital budget (Reserve Fund) that sets aside money each month (as part of our dues payments) to replace roofs. If your building is scheduled for roof replacement, you will receive a message from the Management Company with more details.

Watch the Calendar of Events for weather-dependent schedules. Refer to this Cross Reference of Address / Building / Unit numbers (pages 1-5 are sorted by street numbers, pages 6-10 by building numbers, and pages 11-15 by unit numbers).

If you see a roof that needs repair, please submit a Request in the CCIS/Request System.

Windows

Window washing: The Association pays for window washing (includes sliding doors) once each year, typically in July. The service washes the outside of windows only.

Repair or replace windows: Our instructions for replacing windows HERE.  Co-owners are welcome to contact the Building Committee Chair to inquire about feasibility before submitting a request to modify.

Building Committee 

The exteriors of our buildings are stewarded by the Building Committee. These fellow Co-owners operate under a Charter that describes their scope of work and authority. The committee issued an update letter on 9/12/15.