We recently completed a project for East Bluff subdivision in Del Mar. Working closely with the Home Owner’s Association (HOA) we installed new windows and doors for eight residences, 70 windows and 25 patio doors in total. As we discuss in the second section of our Replacement Home Windows Buying Guide, it’s important to investigate any HOA concerns when considering new windows or doors. It’s common for San Diego area HOA’s to require pre-approval regarding style, materials and installation practices. In this case, we worked directly with the HOA to simplify the process for homeowners and ensure a well-planned installation schedule.
As one of the more affluent coastal communities in San Diego County, Del Mar is well-known for having strict requirements regarding the look of homes and yards. After communicating with the HOA and homeowners we selected Anlin Catalina series windows and Anlin Malibu doors with exterior SRC bronze coating. These matched the home designs and met the HOA’s visual and material requirements for windows and doors in the community.
We set up multiple installation crews so we could complete each home in just one day. This minimized the inconvenience to homeowners and allowed the installation phase to move quickly. From start to finish, the entire project was completed in about 3 weeks. This includes everything from product selection and delivery and installation and final inspection.
By cooperating with the HOA we were able to earn “preferred vendor” status and become the preferred replacement window and door company for the community which includes about 300 homes. All of the houses we recently completed had the original single pane, aluminum-framed windows from the early 1980’s. Their new vinyl windows and doors are much more energy efficient and homeowners can expect increased control over interior climates and reduced energy bills. Plus the new windows look so much nicer!