Effective August 16, 2006
It is the intention of the Association to allow for units to be protected from storm events by permitting the installation of hurricane shutters.
By resolution of the Board of Directors
PERMANENT SHUTTERS The following type, style and color are the only permitted permanent shutter:
Accordion Shutters: These are one or two-piece shutters which are housed beside the windows or doors when not in use. They fold up compactly, but are visible year round. Therefore due to the visibility, the approved color of the Accordion Shutters for Imperial Apartment Condominium Association, Inc. is WHITE. A licensed, insured contractor must install Accordion Shutters and all applicable permits from Martin County must be obtained and placed on file with the Association. An owner who has obtained an owner builder permit from Martin County may also install Accordion Shutters. The installation of the shutters must not interfere with the permanent decorative shutters on the buildings. Any damage to the buildings due to the installation of the hurricane shutters must be repaired prior to the completion of the job. If a unit owner fails to make the necessary repairs, the Association will make the repair and the unit owner will be responsible for all cost incurred.
STORM PANEL SHUTTERS The following type; style and color are the permitted storm panel shutters:
Steel, Aluminum, Corrugated Metal, Polycarbonate and E-Panels are all acceptable material for storm panels. These types of shutters must be installed using permanent channels on top and bottom of the windows and/or doors. The channel will be anchored permanently on the exterior of the building. The channel must be white in color. If a channel is not needed for the application of installation, an alternative method permitted is Panel Fasteners. The fasteners are permanently installed on the exterior of the building. All fasteners must be covered with a vinyl cap. The vinyl cap must be white in color. Any damage to the building due to the installation of the channels or fasteners must be repaired prior to the completion of the job. If a unit owner fails to make the necessary repairs, the Association will make the repairs and the unit owner will be responsible for all costs incurred. All storm panels must be removed 10 days after the storm has passed. Storm panels may not be stored on common property of the Association. Storm panels found on common property will be disposed of at the owner’s expense.
Plywood is an acceptable material for temporary shutters. 2 ½” concrete screws every 12” inches is the preferred method of application. All plywood must be removed 10 days after the storm has passed. Plywood may not be stored on common property of the Association. Plywood found on common property will be disposed of at the owner’s expense. The Association at the owners expense if applicable will repair any damage to the buildings due to the installation of plywood. The Association will determine damage to the building.