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manufacturers have a limited 30-year warranty on their product that does not cover fading, yellowing or discoloration. Maintenance of vinyl products is simple and can be done by using a bio-degradable cleaning agent and high-pressure water every two years. Although not part of any manufacturer’s recommendation, to promote longevity and as an added protection against fading, apply a UV vinyl protectant to the exposed surfaces. Another option to promote longevity, but only after fading has occurred, is to paint the vinyl using appropriate methods. Wood fencing can be used for either decorative or privacy purposes. The most common application for a decorative wood fence is the split rail and lodge pole fencing. Standard wood fencing options include Cedar, Redwood, and Douglas Fir. The most common post type is generally a 4” x 4” pressure treated post because of its high tolerance to deterioration when in contact with soil. However, federal and state regulations have restricted the composition of wood preservative products reducing their effectiveness and useful life. An alternative to the pressure treated post is metal posts as they can prolong the useful life of wood fencing applications. Wood fencing can either be painted, stained or sealed and can also be left in a natural state that eventually becomes gray in appearance when the wood “weathers.” Natural wood fencing should be Yvette Huffman is the owner of Trilogy Com- munity Management and can be reached at yhuffman@trilogycom- munitymanagement. com. Yvette has been managing Common Interest Developments in the San Diego Area since 1988, is an active member of CAI San Diego, and serves the Chapter as Co-Chair of the Publication Committee and as a member of the Board of Directors Mark Adams is Director of Construction at ProTec Building Services, Inc. and can be reached at madams@ cleaned with high pressure water and sealed or stained with an exterior grade penetrating sealant every 2 to 3 years. Painted wood fencing should be cleaned with high pressure water and painted with a premium exterior acrylic latex paint every 3 to 5 years. Soil and irrigation water should be kept off wood fencing at all times. HOA BANKING Seacoast Commerce Bank offers a full range of comprehensive banking and financial services for Homeowner Associations and property management companies. • Depository Services • Cash Management • Remote Deposit Iron fencing is one of the most common types of fencing used around pools and in applications where a more aesthetically pleasing fence is wanted. Many applications use standard wrought iron, but there are other options for decorative fencing that will 24 | SAN DIEGO COMMUNITY INSIDER FALL 2018 HOA BANKING SOLUTIONS Capture Seacoast Commerce Bank provides • Lockbox Services our Property Management and • ACH Origination Homeowner Association clients the ability to maximize their use of bank services. We understand the unique Banking needs of our Property Management and • HOA Financing • Online Dues Program Association clients, providing industry specific products and customer service that you have grown to expect and deserve. THOMAS CHEEK Senior Vice President Business Development Officer 858-432-7020 Phone 858-312-7060 Fax 760-550-2030 Mobile 11939 Rancho Bernardo Road, Suite 200 San Diego, CA 92128 / /in/caisandiego WWW.CAI-SD.ORG | 25