Category: Exterior

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Facade Problems Don't Go Away on Their Own

In an ideal world, every New York City building owner, manager, condominium association, and co-op board issued a Safe with a Repair and Maintenance Program (SWARMP) notice for exterior defects during their previous Facade Inspection and Sa…

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Exterior Historic buildings on Greene Street in the SoHo neighborhood of Manhattan in New York City NYC
2022 March Maintaining Aging Buildings

Nothing lasts forever, even with good maintenance—including most building components. Exterior elements are perhaps most subject to wear and tear in any climate. Their construction and material type dictate their maintenance needs and repai…

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Exterior Residential buildings and magnifying glass. Search for real estate to buy. Long-term and short-term rental of apartments and housing. Realtor services. Important things when choosing a property.
2022 March Building Inspections

Car owners know that in order to operate their vehicle legally, they must have it professionally inspected every year. An older car might need some relatively minor repairs or adjustments to bring it into compliance with state emissions req…

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Exterior Neighbors make Repairs, Inconvenience and Noise. Rooms in Section in one they make Repairs, Man Drills Wall, in another - Man is Angry at Noise and Cannot Work or Fall Asleep, Slide.
2022 March Exterior Projects, Interior Problems

When the topic of exterior maintenance comes up, it’s important to keep in mind that when it comes to multifamily properties, even projects that focus on a building’s ‘envelope’ are by no means limited to just the façade or roof. Projects l…

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New Book Makes NYC Facade Regulations Clear

Author Diane Drey knows that A Step by Step Guide to Navigating the Facade Inspection Safety Program: New York Edition, her newest work about facade inspections and maintenance probably isn’t going to be a blockbuster - but for building…

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2021 November Façade Inspections

In light of the tragic condo building collapse in Surfside, Florida, earlier this year, condo and co-op boards, as well as rental building landlords, are taking a hard look at their building system inspection policies. While all mandatory i…

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Exterior Adjacent Construction Risk Management
Adjacent Construction Risk Management

Cities reshape and reinvent themselves regularly and organically. Old buildings become obsolete for a variety of reasons, and new buildings replace them. Many a four- or five-story tenement has been knocked down to make way for a shiny, new…

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Exterior When Interior Renovations Become Exterior Issues
2020 April When Interior Renovations Become Exterior Issues

The proliferation of new luxury condos in New York and other dense metropolitan areas has upped the ante on amenities and in-house services that buyers have come to expect, including high-end finishes and modern conveniences ready for immed…

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Exterior Window Deterioration
Window Deterioration

If the eyes are windows to the soul, then windows are the soul of your building. Clean, functional, well-insulated windows are crucial to not just the look of your building (both inside and out), but to controlling energy costs as well. Whe…

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