Annual Walk-through Inspection, May 15th

The Architectural Control Committee will conduct the 2021 annual walk-through inspection on Saturday, May 15th, between 9 a.m. and 12 p.m.

Below is the inspection checklist that will be used by the ACC:

Huntley Meadows Homeowners Association – Walk-Through Checklist Information

The following information is provided to facilitate the inspector’s walk-thru by serving as a quick reference to established Community standards as of April 2021  Please be sure to verify latest policies & standards before sending letters.

Items to Check

Ref.

Community Standard (See Ch. 5 of Huntley Meadows Community Handbook for more info)

Front Door

 

Standard: Color right?  Style?

Storm Door

 

Standard: Full view, frame matches trim color (Amber White/Almond).

Windows Around Door

 

  If grilles in transom and sidelite windows present, must be in good repair.

Windows

 

Trim must be Amber White, unless alternate windows are approved.

  – Screens

 

Are screens there?  Are they in good condition?

  – Grilles/Mullions

 

Standard: Required all front windows.  Side windows, required all in or all out.

Bay Window/Roof

 

In good visible condition? Rotting wood?  Or N/A, if none for this house.

 

Standard: Metal Roof Painted Flat Black or Copper.  Need approval for other color.

Shutters

 

Match color on door, unless door is Georgetown Green, then shutters can be Pewter.

Front Porch/Roof

 

In good visible condition? Rotting wood?  Or N/A, if none for this house.

 

Standard: Metal Roof Painted Flat Black or Copper.  Need approval for other color.

Front Stoop

 

Not used for storage, clear of toys, visible hose & trash?  Rust spots?  Mildew?

Front Walkway

 

In good condition – broken or cracked steps or cement?

Railing

 

Metal railings, painted semi-gloss black.  Paint not chipping & railing not rusting.

Lamp Post

 

Standard: Black 3” diameter post, about 4-6’ tall, with cross bar.

Light Fixtures

 

Standard: After 2018: Black 3-light for post and sconce for house (e.g. Feiss Londontowne). Earlier: Polished Brass, 4-panel Carriage Lamps w/ hurricane globe on post.

Vent

 

Bathroom, kitchen, clothes dryer and gas fireplaces. Most are either painted black (with brick) or amber white (with siding). Some have approved modifications. Not broken and otherwise in good condition? No birds nesting?

Trim (Whole House)

 

Standard:  Amber White (McCormick Paint No. 101)

Is it painted the right color? Is it chipped or pealing? In good condition?

Siding / Brick

 

In good condition?

Fascia / Sofitt

 

Painted the right color? Chipped or peeling?

Gutters / Downspouts

 

Is the connection to the house and between gutter & downspout good?

Roof

 

Standard: Black architectural shingles including Bump-out

  – Rake

 

Does rake need painting?  Repair?

  – Roof Stacks, Vents

 

Painted Flat Black?  Straight?

  – Chimney or Attic Fan

 

Chimney capped?  Attic Fan painted flat black?

Garage Door

 

Standard:  Right style? Color matches trim standard.  In good condition?

Sliding Glass Door

 

Standard: Typical glass sliding doors w/built-in grilles.  In good condition?

Patio Door

 

Standard:  full door window w/built-in grilles.  In good condition?

French Door(s)

 

Standard:  full door window w/built-in grilles.  In good condition?

Bump-Out

  – Roof

 

In good visible condition? Rotting wood?

 

Standard: Roof matches house shingles and are in good visible condition.

Sky-Lights

 

In good visible condition?

Deck

 

Standard: Design uniform.  In good visible condition?  Needs washing?  Repair?  Only shades of brown?

Fence

 

Standard:  Lattice top design.  In good visible condition?  Needs washing?  Repair?  Not stained?

Yard

 

Neat? Bushes trimmed? Borders meet standard? Toys & play equipment?

Backyard

 

No structures above fence line. No permanent structures.

Definitions:

Clean-Up

When you check this, it means that the item or area is dirty, cluttered, or overgrown such that all that needs to be done is cleaning the item or area.

Good Condition

In general, good condition means that the item or area looks good.  There is no broken or cracked glass; no chipping or peeling paint; no visible rotting or damaged wood or other material; no broken or missing parts or materials; and, if applicable, the item or area is consistent with an established Community Standard.

Standards

The governing documents require homeowners to get approval for any changes to the exterior of their homes.  Over the years, the ACC has approved changes and then established a Community Standard for an item so that homeowners would not have to continue to ask for permission for making that same change. For example, storm doors.  These Community Standards establish the specifications for a particular area or item.  Homeowners wishing to do something else must obtain prior approval from the ACC.  After approval by the Board, these Community Standards are incorporated into the Community Handbook.

Verify Change

When you check this, it means that the item or area is different from the standard, or otherwise appears to be a change to the exterior of the home.  This serves to remind the Management Company to check the ACC files to verify that the homeowner obtained the required prior ACC approval.

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