Requirements and Guidelines
The purpose of this document is to
establish the requirements and guidelines for the installation of
replacement windows for condominiums within the 1600 Hamilton Place complex.
Additionally this document identifies the homeowner responsibility for
building structure integrity, leakage issues, and completion aesthetics
associated with skylight installation. These guidelines are a supplement to,
and do not replace, governing documents.
In accordance with 1600 Hamilton
Place requirements, any homeowner that replaces a window takes full
responsibility for insuring full compliance with all building codes;
installation retains the full structural integrity of the building, and
compliance with manufacturer's requirements for aesthetics and leak-proof
sealing. The homeowner additionally releases 1600 Hamilton Place from its
obligation concerning window-related leaks and subsequent damage resulting
from or due to window installation.
Requests for Approval for Window
In accordance with 1600 Hamilton
Place requirements, any homeowner desiring to alter the exterior aesthetics
of his/her unit must obtain written approval from the 1600 Hamilton Place Homeowners Association Architecture Committee
before commencing any work. A
letter shall be submitted and shall include the following.
Owner contact information (i.e.
email, phone number)
List of specific windows to be
Name of Window Manufacturer
Window frame material type
(e.g. aluminum, fiberglass)
Window frame color (e.g. bronze
anodized; include a color chip with request if color is other than
Specifications for any glass or
energy options, other than standard glass.
Specifications for opening type
(e.g., single hung, horizontal slider, picture)
Illustration, photo, or
brochure regarding design elements
Copies of licenses and
certificates outlined in Section K, subsection 1.
Submit requests to:
Bill Hubbard, Attn: 1600 Hamilton Place Architecture Committee
Subject: 1600HP – Window Replacement Request
Fax: (408) 559-1970
Mail: 1935 Dry Creek Road, Suite 203
Campbell, CA 95008
Requests that do not include all
items above shall be considered incomplete and will not be considered for
approval until the necessary information is provided.
Note: Approval period shall be 30
days from the receipt of complete written request.
Window Installation Type
Nail-In (also called New
Retro-fit Vinyl Windows
Window Frame Material
Window Frame Color
Bronze or black anodized or
Glass Options and Energy
Homeowners are encouraged to seek visually subtle options to enhance the energy efficiency of their unit. Standard low-E 2 or low-E 3 window coatings, argon gas filled double-paned windows, and UV-protective laminations are acceptable. However, in order to maintain a contiguous look between units, obscure, tinted or reflective glass or coatings shall not be considered. This includes energy efficient coatings that darken or otherwise color-distort the glass.
Mullion grids are optional. If mullion grids are chosen, the grid pattern shall be similar to the colonial style originally installed by the builder. Grids must be between 1/2 - 5/8-inch in width and shall be the same color of the window frame.
Alternative opening styles will be considered, including instances of replacing a picture window with a slider, single-hung or double-hung window opening style. Due to safety and structural considerations, awning and casement style openings shall not be considered. Drawings shall be provided showing the proposed changes.
Slider style patio doors must be replaced with slider style patio doors. Other opening styles for patio doors will not be considered. Replacement patio doors shall not include grids of any type.
Licensed Contractor, Certifications and Permits
1600 Hamilton Place is comprised solely of condominium units all of our of which share common walls with our neighbors. Because of this, any structural alterations, including window replacements, may have an adverse affect on neighboring units. In an attempt to minimize the risk of damages caused by installation, the Association requires that window replacement installations be performed by contractor meeting the following requirements:
Licensed as a Glazing Contractor (C-17) and as a General Building Contractor (B) by the State of California
Holds current general liability insurance issued in the homeowners name
Has current workman's compensation insurance.
Responsibility for repair and restoration of any damage resulting from the installation of replacement windows shall be borne solely by the homeowner. Restoration includes:
Replacement of building (flashing) paper removed during window installation process with new paper,
Replacement of vapor barrier membrane with new vapor barrier membrane,
Repairing stucco with matching grain size such that the repair is not visible upon completion of installation,
Replacing trim boards with size and type of boards to match existing trim boards, and priming of trim boards on six sides prior to installation, and
Repainting all exterior surfaces with paint colors to match.
All repairs and restorations must be completed within 30 calendar days after the completion of work. Duration of window replacement installation, repair and restoration may not exceed 6 weeks without prior written approval.
Maintenance and Leaks
Responsibility for maintenance, leaks and any resulting damage to the exterior, interior or structure, shall be borne solely by the homeowner.