SB 182 – Fire Retardant Roofs

Within a very high fire severity zone, requires an association to allow an owner to use at least one type of fire retardant roof covering material that meets certain requirements […]

A Guide to Rain Gutter Screens

Rain gutter screens offer the hope of reduced maintenance. But our experience from installing and removing gutter screens for over forty years indicates that sometimes they actually do reduce gutter […]

Ask The Maintenance Panel: What to Do With Widely Differing Bids for Reroofing

Published in the ECHO Journal, February 2008 Question:  “We asked for bids from roofing contractors to reroof our complex and got seven bids back. The bidders are offering us four […]

Ask The Maintenance Experts: Roofing Materials Prices Increasing

Published in the ECHO Journal, July 2008 This column addresses specific maintenance concerns that most associations face. Our panel of experts is here to help answer questions you might have. […]

Anticipate Roof Drainage Problems

Creating a proactive roof drainage plan is one of the best ways to keep properties in good working order and to avoid costly repairs such as water intrusion, dry rot, […]

Roofing Technologies For The Green Era

Published in the ECHO Journal, July 2009 Roofing products have taken on an important role as the consciousness for the need to improve our environmental conditions increases. These products can […]

How To Get One More Year From Your Roof

Published in the ECHO Journal, January 2010 How To Get One More Year From Your Roof or, “Our Members Couldn’t Agree…” Act I You discover that your roofs are worn […]

The Ten Biggest Mistakes With Roofing & Waterproofing Projects

Published in the ECHO Journal, January 2010 Roofing replacement and other large waterproofing projects are generally the most costly projects that association boards face. Such projects are done only occasionally […]

Roofs and Decks – A Maintenance Perspective

From the ECHO Journal, September 2013. For both roofs and decks, semi-annual inspections are the first step in any proactive preventative maintenance program. This allows the ability to identify and […]

§4720 – Roof Repairs and Materials

No association may require a homeowner to install or repair a roof in a manner that is in violation of Section 13132.7 of the Health and Safety Code. Governing documents […]