Unit Modifications

Sundance Homeowners Association

Unit Modifications  and Decks

Unit Modification

All modifications to a unit must have prior approval from the Sundance Board of Directors.

All "hired" repair work must be performed by a Sundance HOA approved contractor.

All contractors must be bonded and licensed.

Decks

Kittitas County Community Developmenmt Services has informed Sundance HOA by letter (see letter) that "...these porches.....were built as outdoor covered porches and are not to be used as bedrooms or other spaces.  ....Each unit that undergoes any repair must include at least one egress window if the windows are replaced." 

1. All requests for deck enclosures must be submitted to and approved by the Board, prior to the start of construction.  For small end deck enclosures, units 609, 616, 625, 632, 641 and 648 only, please contact the board for specific requirements.

Note:  Exterior appearance of the building may NOT be changed.

2. All window installations should be 2 each 4'x7' sliders* with center mullion, equally spaced glass and dark brown metal or plastic frame.  (These windows will fit with a 2x4 plate on top of the railing, one 2x4 at each side, 2 each 2x4s between the two windows and a double plate above the windows.)  The 2x4s should be faced and caulked on the outside with 3/4" rough cedar. *see specification and source of windows in the note, below.  Three equal width windows are permitted but the 2 each 4'x7' is the preferred recommendation for exterior esthetics. 

Note:  Since deck enclosures were all done by individual unit owners, measurements for windows and frames may vary in dimension due to how they were framed and measured when initially installed.  Owners should always take specific measurements for length, width and thickness before ordering new glass for replacement.  Apply this same rule for any glass replacement in your unit.  The window that roles is slightly smaller.

3.  The area below the railing with the vertical posts can be covered inside with tempered glass or Lexan safety plastic (second and third floors only.)  This is a National code requirement.  The top two condominium floors cannot create an invisible barrier in this area.  First floor units can use plywood or cedar on the inside of the vertical railings due to exterior snow build-up.

4.  The space below the lower railing can be enclosed.  The material visible from the outside shall be rough sawn cedar.

5.  Painting the new exterior material is the responsibility of the owner.  The color shall match the existing building.  Existing color on the inside of the porch shall be maintained and will be the permanent responsibility of the owner upon enclosure.  Once enclosed, all future maintenance or repair of the porch area is the responsibility of the owner.

6.  Any added lighting must be ceiling mounted "can" lights.

7.  Ceilings:

          7A:  Top floor units: Ceilings may be installed, insulated or uninsulated, using 2x6 ceiling joists but a minimum 1" x 14" x 6" screened air vent along the top of the enclosure must be provided.

          7B: First and second floor with the Unit above enclosed:  No metal roofing is required.  Can lights can be installed in the existing floor joists above.  Insulation can be added and ½" plywood installed to make a finished ceiling.

          7C:  First and second floor with Unit above not enclosed:  A ceiling may be built and insulated using 2x4 ceiling joists and interior plywood cover if a tight metal roof is provided above this ceiling and below the above porch.  Insulation may be installed in the 2x4 ceiling joists.  Drawings for this type of enclosure must be submitted to the Board for approval as any leakage can permanently damage the structural capability of the building.

7.  A ceiling may be built and insulated using 2x4 ceiling joists and interior plywood cover if a tight metal roof is provided above this ceiling and below the above porch.  Third floor units may enclose without the metal roof, but must provide a 1"x14'0" bug screen vent between the existing ceiling and the new ceiling.  Drawings for this type of enclosure must be submitted to the Board for approval as any leakage can permanently damage the structural capability of the building.

8.  If a water tight enclosure is built, the floor can have marine plywood and a rug.  If a water tight enclosure is not provided, the floor cannot be covered with plywood or any other material that will stop airflow.  Breathable carpet is allowable in this case. as the carpet will breath.

Construction Material allowed:

For non weather proof enclosures:

Pressure treated dimensional lumber or plastic dimensional (Trex, etc.)Marine plywood

For weather proof enclosures:

          Structural grade dimensional lumber, CDX plywood

Cedar railing material

Metal roofing

Closed cell insulation if enclosure is not water tight

Windows - 4'x 7' slidersSee a picture of deck window    

 Note:  Equal sized windows are not now available.  The window that roles will be slightly smaller.

Cadet Wall Heater

 

* Two panel "7040 Slider Aluminum Frame Windows" in approved dark frames matching the building's brown exterior, can be obtained at: 

    Skyline Windows

    17240 Ronald Place

    Shoreline, WA

    206-542-2147

or

    Any Milgard Dealer (search the web for any Milgard Dealer near you)

This foot note information was posted on 24 October 2008.

Board Approved, November, 2005

updated August 2017

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