Blog Posts with the #Maintenance tag
February 25, 2021 - Educational
Vented Townhouse Attics: A Basic GuideAttics: the last frontier. This unexplored area of the house tends to go about unnoticed by most homeowners. Generally hidden, attics can largely impact the roof and living space below, with hidden problems causing discomfort and costing you money.
January 7, 2021 - Educational
Top 10 Condo Building ProblemsWorkmanship, Quality Control & Water… Probably because I have inspected thousands of condo buildings and their units for construction defects and other issues, I am often asked by both prospective condo buyers and property managers to name the most common problems found in new condo developments.
October 27, 2020 - Condo Life is Grand
7 Staging Tips to Make Your Condo Look Bigger and Boost Its Sale PriceIn my residential real estate career, I’ve assisted many buyers purchase high-rise condos and inevitably the question of space and size arises. If the current home-owner has been aware of flow and furniture placement, we often discuss possibilities for change and how we see the current layout meeting their needs.
October 21, 2020 - Condo Life is Grand
Five Questions You Should Be Asking Your Winter Service ProviderWhen evaluating your winter service needs and starting the process of looking for a qualified service provider, it is increasingly important to be thorough in your search. Asking the right questions can help you to differentiate between a mediocre and an exceptional winter service provider.
September 29, 2020 - Educational
Do it, or defer it?How to decide on proceeding with reserve fund projects in a pandemic.
September 16, 2020 - Condo Life is Grand
Autumn, the Season for Preventive MaintenanceFrom snow storms to freezing rain and cold temperatures, the winter season can create a number of problems for your building. Being prepared can help you get through the season with as little damage to your property and equipment and reduce the possibility of huge insurance claims and unanticipated expenses.
August 25, 2020 - Updates for Members
The Ignored Asset – Your RoofOne of the largest capital expenses in the Reserve Fund Study for condominium corporations is the inevitable replacement of the roof system. Shingle roofs (sloped) or flat roofs (low-slope) eventually require replacement, and the timeline for this process varies greatly between properties.
July 15, 2020 - Condo Life is Grand
Tips for Replacing Your Condominium’s Asphalt Shingle RoofsTips for Replacing Your Condominium’s Asphalt Shingle Roofs
June 25, 2020 - Educational
Elevator Ups & DownsThere are certain factors that should be considered when preparing for planned and unplanned elevator down-time. On-site time for elevator installation crews ranges from about two weeks for an accessibility lift, to four weeks for a hydraulic elevator, and six weeks for a traction elevator.
June 17, 2020 - Condo Life is Grand