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Preventive Safety Projects for Your Townhome in the Springtime

Self-managed communities full of townhomes or condos have a lot of clean-up after winter. Here are some simple projects to add to that list.

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What is an Ice Dam, and How Can You Prevent One?

Although it’s freezing outside, the surface temperature of your roof may be above freezing due to the warmth of a building’s interior. Since heat rises, warm air can get into the attic and keep the roof warm enough to melt snow when it lands on the surface.

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How to Prepare Your HOA to Handle Winter Emergencies

Although winter is in full swing, there are still several months of cold weather ahead. Snow and ice may still be on the way. But it’s not too late to make the necessary arrangements to prepare your HOA for winter weather. As an HOA board, you can help your community stay safe this winter.

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What Your HOA Needs to Know When a Member Moves Away

The first thing you need to know when an HOA member moves away is that your HOA board needs to prepare for the move in advance, A.K.A. before the new member moves in. If you have no HOA regulations set in place, then you have no legal right to enforce anything on the member who is moving away.

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How to Make Sure You Are Prepared for Emergencies

Emergencies are unavoidable. No matter how diligent your management team is, events may occur that are entirely out of your control. Natural disasters, maintenance issues, and even upset tenants can wreak havoc on your property. What you can control, however, is how you deal with these types of situations.

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Why You Should Use Rowcal's Preferred Vendors

When hiring a vendor for a project or service for your home or townhome, it is important to do your due diligence in finding a good vendor. You should choose a vendor not only for their price but for their quality of service. By using our preferred vendors, you have the assurance of our level of pre-screening for qualifications and service for your project. Rowcal provides preferred vendors to homeowners to assist in the management of your property.

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6 Preventive Maintenance Projects You Should do This Spring

Maintaining your townhome is important, especially in spring. Preventive maintenance helps you avoid costly repairs from negligence down the road. Spring is a great time to remind you to take care of the exterior of your townhome. RowCal brings you the six main preventive maintenance projects you should concentrate on this spring.

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5 Things To Consider In An Emergency Preparedness Plan

Disasters can happen without warning. There are various ways a catastrophe can impact condos, townhomes, or any other type of residential development. RowCal understands that developing, implementing, and providing an emergency preparedness plan can help your community be better equipped to survive. RowCal is a Web-Based Property Management Company that wants to help you be ready to respond instead of reacting to a disaster.

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Why You Should Have Reserves for Funding Townhouse Maintenance

A reserve fund for your Homeowners Association (HOA) townhouse maintenance is important to the solvency of your townhouse community. Large maintenance items are costly, and a reserve fund can cover those expenses if managed properly. If reserve funds do not exist when large repairs or maintenance occurs, your HOA will have to levy a special assessment to owners. RowCal has resources for planning and budgeting for reserves to handle funding of townhouse maintenance.

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Preventive Maintenance for Townhouses

Preventive maintenance for townhouses saves you money in costly repairs down the road. As a Homeowners Association (HOA), you have a responsibility to keep common elements within the townhome community maintained. Most states require HOA boards to have a written maintenance plan for these areas. By using our property managment consulting services with tried and true methods of preventive maintenance measures developed by our experts, you can keep your property maintained and in compliance.

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