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HERON LAKES ESTATES OWNERS ASSOCIATION

ARCHITECTURAL GUIDELINES

Exterior Doors
These guidelines apply to all exterior doors at the front, rear, and sides of the house, with emphasis on the primary entry door.(1) The objective of these Guidelines is to maintain the character and appearance of the original architectural design theme of the exterior doors of the homes in Heron Lakes Estates as established by the original homebuilders.
Size All exterior doors shall have a height within the range of 6’-8” to 8’-0” and the primary entry door shall have a minimum width of 3’-0”. The size of the glass inserts in the primary entry door may vary. At least one exterior door shall be located on the front side of the house facing the street and shall serve as the primary entry. The hardwood door stain of the primary entry door shall be natural wood color having dark or medium shade mahogany wood grain finish or other approved wood finish.(2) Exterior doors must be in harmony with the exterior design and character of the house and other exterior doors and houses in the community.(3) Exterior doors shall be rectangular in shape with squared-off tops. Glazing in the primary front entry door shall be non-colored decorative beveled clear or textured glass with dark patina metal caming similar to design to any of those shown in the attached catalog by Gulf & Basco. Glazing of any sidelites adjacent to the front entry door should preferably match the glazing used in the door. It is preferred that all front doors have some amount of glazing consisting of decorative glass. Solid wood entry doors are discouraged.(4)(5) To preserve the architectural theme established by the original homebuilders, the primary front entry door shall be a quality manufactured solid wood stile and rail door made of mahogany or other approved hardwood with beveled glass inserts (lites).(6) Door hardware shall be in harmony with the architectural character of the door. Brass hardware is preferred. The house shall have one primary entry with a single or double exterior door. The number of secondary exterior doors is not limited. The number of glass inserts in the primary entry door is not regulated, but at least one glass insert per door is preferred. Exterior doors in public view shall be maintained in good condition. Primary entry wood doors shall be maintained in good condition using a durable marine-grade quality polyurethane sealer. Poorly maintained doors that the Association considers to be an eyesore must be replaced or restored to good condition.(2)(7)(8)

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Exterior Doors HLEOA Architectural Guideline #AG08-D3

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(11) Storm doors and screen doors at the front entry of the house generally hide the beauty of the primary wood entry door. but are recommended to increase the curb appeal and value of the home. Storm doors and screen doors are not in character with the architectural style of estate homes.(12) Removable Attachments Storm Doors and Screen Doors Preapproved Doors Notes: (1) Exterior garage doors are covered by other Architectural Guidelines. the roof overhang at the front entryway should extend outward at least one-half the height of the entryway and a minimum of 3 feet on either side of the wood entry door. This greenhouse effect can damage the finish and weather-stripping of the main door. Changes to Gulf & Basco’s product line of doors may change from time to time. which as expressed by the name of our subdivision. and any replacement doors that are not shown in the attached catalog must be submitted to the ACC for approval prior to installing. usually round or square in profile.Burglar Bars Burglar bars are permitted only on the interior sides of windows in exterior doors. Storm doors or screen doors may be installed on any other exterior doors. A house having a front entry with a storm door or screen door is not in harmony with the front entry doors of the other houses in the subdivision.(9) Preferably. Research by the National Home Valuation Study has also proven that an attractive front entry door can increase the home’s perceived value by up to four to five times the cost of the door. (7) To help maintain the life of the wood primary entry doors. or other similar metal alloy bars. A dark-colored main door can exacerbate this heat buildup problem as it would absorb rather than reflect the sun’s rays. it is recommended to maintain the finish yearly using several coats of a quality marine grade spar urethane. (9) Burglar bars are steel. Storm doors with glass panes may allow for some of the primary entry door to be seen. Exterior Doors HLEOA Architectural Guideline #AG08-D3 January 16. (4) The metal that binds the beveled decorative glazing pieces together is called came. but glare or mirror-like reflections on the glass will occur often when observed from different viewpoints and these distortions tend to obscure the primary door. Storm doors and screened doors that cover the primary entry door are not permitted. are the style of the homes in Heron Lakes Estates. (3) The final judgment of whether a door is in harmony shall rest solely with the ACC. Removable wreaths and other tasteful decorative door attachments are permitted and do not require ACC approval.(10)(11)(12) Any of the doors manufactured by Gulf & Basco that are shown in the attached catalog are pre-approved by the ACC as primary entry doors. a covered entryway is recommended to minimize the door’s exposure to rain and sun. which are cut to length and fixed to window frames to deter easy entry byburglars. (13) The attached Gulf & Basco catalog was current during the time that most of the houses in the subdivision were constructed. As a rule of thumb. Screens or tinted window panes also tend to hide the main door. (10) The front entry door is one of the most important visual elements of the appearance of the front of the house. (2) For continued protection of the primary wood entry door. any burglar bars that are installed on the inside of the windows should be hidden from view from outside of the house. (8) The final judgment of whether a door is in good condition or an eyesore shall rest solely with the ACC. iron. and many wood decorative door manufacturers stipulate in their warrantees that the installation of a storm door would void their warranty. (12) Installed storm doors with large glass panes that have western sun exposure can result in considerable heat buildup in the space between the storm door and the main door that can potentially do more harm to the main door than the direct sunlight exposure that would occur without the storm door. to obtain adequate protection. The frame of the storm door or screen door will also hide a portion of the primary entry door. 2011 Page 2 . Sidelites are not required. (5) Sidelites are tall narrow windows located on either side of the entry door that may be installed as part of the door framing system or may be installed separately within their own frames and casing. (6) The original high quality mahogany wood front entry doors provided by the original builders have made the houses in Heron Lakes Estates distinctive from the houses in other surrounding neighborhoods.

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then we apply O ur doors are constructed of dense "furniture grade" mahogany and ness and durability. most extensive lines of decorative ulf & Basco has assembled one of the We take pride in our work. For addi­ please call us at (713) 645-6611 warranty. That's the Gulf & Basco tradition. energy efficient service. adding both rich­ y ou need look no further than Gulf & Basco for total door service. trained technicians to facilitate installation Greater Houston Area. Our total door service within wood. This naturally renewable customers everywhere.eautiful doors can help define a home's character. E have made a quality investment. Beautifully handcrafted. they become an important part of the design statement. fiberglass. With its beautifully other fine hardwoods. We at Gulf & Basco offer the finest doors on the market today. To our knowledge. Gulf & Basco offers an extraordinary range of doors and glass to suit every style and taste. or shrinkage. Our stiles skill. Each door is personally captures the extraordinary beauty of Coast. Only the most durable sealers are five coats with hand sanding between each inspected before finishing. In the wood that yields its dramatic personality easily to the artistry of the craftsman's defined grain and texture. finishing and installing each door to fit and com­ pliment your home. no other company offers such finishing techniques. and insulation. metal. 2 . or splitting that normally occurs resource is preferred by quality-conscious and rails are engineered to curtail warpage. we've been making homeowners proud for over fifty years. mahogany surroundings. Quality is the operative word. weather-strip­ dled from a single source. Our glass panels of styles and patterns from the sophisticat­ Diamond Collection to the ornate and elegant beauty of the are available in an unusually wide variety ed simplicity of the Renaissance Collection reflections to enhance the solid warmth of W e developed a finishing process that real mahogany. It's your assurance that you ach door we sell is covered by a limited tional information or a copy of our warranty. each piece is made allow a unique interplay of light and color rative glass. But our doors do more than look good. we have on-staff is absolutely no plastic. Our entry doors are made of top-quality materials and are designed to give you trouble-free. These sparkling components from the highest quality beveled and deco­ G glass available in the market today. There allows your entire door package to be han­ ping. Like fine furniture. mahogany is a of locksets. temperatures and humidity of the Gulf used to enable our door to stand the high coat. veneering involved in our doors. door hanging. they embody quality in every detail.

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