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Impact Resistant Glass and Hurricane Shutters
Any hurricane shutters or other protective devices visible from the outside of a Home shall be of type approved by the ACB and in accordance with the Declaration. Approval by the ACB of any hurricane shutters or other protective devices shall not be deemed an endorsement of their effectiveness.
A homeowner may protect his home in the event of a hurricane by installing Accordion, Self-storing Shutters or Protective panels made of corrugated steel, aluminum, reinforced plastic or plywood on all windows, sliding glass doors and patios. Permission is needed from the ACB for such installation.
Neither bars, grilles or awnings of any type, shape nor size shall be permitted to be affixed to the exterior of any window.
ACB Procedures for impact resistant glass and Hurricane Shutters
The planning stages
Prior to beginning any exterior improvements, you will need to consider if you, the homeowner, or a contractor will be doing the work.
Although most jobs will be encouraged to be done by a contractor, the homeowner is allowed do the work themselves. If the homeowner is taking on the task, the homeowner is responsible for any and all insurance matters if someone is injured in the job.
In the planning stage, the homeowner should work with their GC to determine the scope of the job. A design specification should outline the job, including type, material and color.
If the homeowner determines they will use a GC (General Contractor), the contractor is required to provide both their contractor’s license and the contractor’s proof of insurance.
Requesting ACB approval to start project
With the planning stage completed, the homeowner can now submit the completed ACB request form along with the contractor’s license and insurance and design specifications to the ACB committee for review. We ask for duplication of all documents.
The ACB will then review all plans to ensure all paperwork is included.
After the ACB has approved your plans, you may proceed with the improvement.
One set of signed documents will be returned to you for your records while the other set of plans will be recorded by the ACB for reference.
Once the project is approved to move forward, the homeowner can provide a copy of the signed ACB request form to their GC. Th GC in return will need to file a permit with the County of Palm Beach.
Approval of proposed plans does not waive the necessity of obtaining any required city or county permits, obtaining a city permit does not waive the need for ACB approval.
Completion of project
Once the job is completed, the homeowner needs to submit a signed filled out completion form and a copy of the permits to the ACB. These results will then to filed in the small club house for reference.
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