End units may re-roof without other units’ participation. All three middle units within a building must be in agreement before requesting approval to have the middle portion of the building re-roofed. The middle building unit owners select a building captain for communication with the Architectural Committee and the unit owners. The building captain should ensure that contractors bidding on the work are licensed, insured, and capable of performing the work. It is suggested that contracts include a clause that requires all products to be installed in accordance with the manufacturer’s suggestion and recommendations. Each unit owner is required to complete an on-line architectural change request. After architectural committee approval; roofing can begin. As each unit owner is responsible for payment of their unit, individual contracts should be entered into with the roofing contractor.
The required and approved roofing is: Owens Corning Duration Shingles (Driftwood Color).
The Architectural Committee may consider re-roofing of an individual unit if the owner can provide proof of damage to the unit’s roof.
Each unit owner and the contractor should also note that, ice damming has been a problem at the Villages of Wisp, and perhaps additional storm guard (weather guard) material should be installed to prevent this problem. (in accordance with the manufacturers’ instructions)
Heated Roof, gutter, downspout Cables
All work must be in accordance with building codes (particularly electrical) and the heated cable manufacturers' instructions. An architectural change request must be submitted and approved prior to installation. The request should show or describe the electrical requirements and solution and routing of any conduit or wiring.
Heat cables are not permitted on the roof at the front of the units. Heat cables are permitted on the roof at the rear of the unit and in gutters and downspouts on both the front and rear of the unit.
Heating under the shingles at the eaves and valley or heated drip edge and heated gutters are also appropriate to avoid ice damming.
Existing gutters and downspouts: Where existing gutters and downspouts are in place and the gutters cross the property line of an adjacent owners property: A) Obtain written permission from the adjacent property owner to place the heat cables across the property line, or B) Cut the existing gutter at the property line, cap both ends of the gutter and provide a downspout as needed to the gutter. All downspouts which run horizontally to discharge rainwater away from the unit must not be more than 12" above the deck or the ground at any point, it is preferred that the downspouts discharge in a drainpipe located under the deck.
New gutters and downspouts:
Where new gutters and downspouts are to be installed and the gutters cross the property line of an adjacent owners property: A) Obtain permission from the adjacent property owner to place the gutter and heat cables across the property line, or B) Terminate gutter at the property line and provide a downspout as needed to the gutter. All downspouts which run horizontally to discharge rainwater away from the unit must not be more than 12" above the deck or the ground at any point, it is preferred that the downspouts discharge in a drainpipe located under the deck.