As you consider the many areas in which you could purchase a home, undoubtedly one of the things which will strike you about Four Seasons is its feel. It feels safe, quiet and reflects that quality we term “pride of ownership.” The reason Four Seasons feels this way is because these are the qualities of this neighborhood, and it is one of the major functions of our Homeowners Association (HOA) to foster and promote those qualities which make Four Seasons such a desirable place to live.
The directors of our HOA welcome homeowner comments, questions and suggestions. The directors’ names and contact numbers are published regularly in the monthly Newsletter and can be found on this website. We look forward to meeting and greeting you and extending our personal welcome to this special place we call Four Seasons.
The Board of Directors Four Seasons Homeowners Association 15005 SW Village Lane ♦ Beaverton, OR 97007
Roofing proposal In search of less expensive options
At the Jan 16th Board meeting (7 p.m. at the clubhouse), the Architectural Committee will propose a rules change to allow a slightly less weighty (and less expensive) roofing material. A homeowner's request generated this action. The committee viewed the material and voted to approve it.
The rationale behind this proposal: recent concerns of homeowners who have expressed that they would like to replace roofs that are wearing out, but the costs have become prohibitive. We have a fair number of homeowners in the development who are either retired or trying to figure out how they'll afford college for their children, and a 40- to 50-thousand-dollar roof puts a substantial dent in a family's budget. Avoiding such an expense by ignoring the problem diminishes the neighborhood's value if roofs are patched, worn, or rotting because new ones are unaffordable. Even a 10% cost reduction makes a difference in a home maintenance decision.
We are NOT suggesting that we allow cheap roofs that wear quickly and lack the dimensional attributes of "architectural" grade materials, but we have investigated an alternative to our current approved list.
We would like the board to approve a change to allow roofing material that weighs 300 pounds per square vs. the current standard of 350 pounds.
The shingle the committee viewed is Landmark Premium in Heather Blend color. The committee also viewed the same shake in Moire Black, but we are requesting approval for only the Heather Blend color at this time. We feel it is an attractive alternative to our existing pre-approved shingles.
Click HERE to see the CertainTeed Landmark brochure. Landmark Premium begins on Page 6 of the brochure.
If you'd like to see the material on a house, you may visit these locations:
935 NW 24th Ave, Portland OR Heather Blend color (look at the garage at the side of the house to get the best view of the shingle). 10340 SW Arborcrest Way, Portland, OR Moire Black color 8633 SW Muledeer Drive, Beaverton, OR Moire Black color There may be other, less weighty shingles available to us. The attached list shows brands and weights that could be considered later after reviews by the committee. We think the Board should allow less expensive roofing, but still quality (40-50 year life). The pound measurement isn’t as important now with lightweight products that have dimension to them. It is about the aesthetic and longevity.
For now, we are asking that just one shingle -- Landmark Premium in Heather Blend -- be added to the pre-approved list and that the weight standard be lowered to 300 pounds per square.
Next Board meeting, Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2017, 7 p.m., at the clubhouse.
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Less than 5% of the neighborhood volunteers. Those few who do work very hard so the remaining 95% can live here without worrying about how we have a clean, well-maintained neighborhood for incredibly cheap dues (much less than comparable neighborhoods).
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