Fence Policy & Perimeter Wall Info This page has important information and guidance on the HOA wood fence policy and for residents with Brick or Trex fencing 

Terraces On Memorial
IMPORTANT NOTICE TO ALL RESIDENTS (HOMEOWNERS & TENANTS)
REGARDING WOOD FENCING MAINTENANCE & STAINING

 

The Board of Directors of Terraces on Memorial has made the decision to no longer grant variances for the staining and/or painting of any wood fencing within the community. The community documents (deed restrictions) state that all wood fencing is to be left to weather naturally. Any staining or painting done in the past required a formal variance from the Terraces on Memorial ARC (TMARC). However, due to the many instances of unapproved staining, wide variations of color and the challenges to the Board in directing that fence stain be properly maintained, the Board of Directors has decided that no staining of fencing will be permitted going forward, in order to maintain some degree of consistency.

 

All residents (homeowners and tenants) should be aware of the following:


  • Staining or painting of any existing wood fencing is NOT allowed.

  • Staining or painting of new/replacement wood fencing is NOT allowed.
  • All new/replacement fencing shall be left to weather naturally per the Deed Restrictions and the community Fencing Policy (see below);
    • However, such new fencing may be sealed with a clear sealant only – no stain color allowed.

  • Until such time as new fencing is installed, any ongoing maintenance of existing fencing that was granted a variance in the past must have prior approval from Terraces on Memorial ARC before proceeding with maintenance.

  • To be clear, no stain maintenance on fencing should be done without providing TMARC an ARC application that indicates 1) the color that was used previously, and 2) the color that will be used in the maintenance or repairs.

Failure to follow these fencing and maintenance guidelines could result in the requirement to remove and replace the non-conforming fence.

See the link below for the recorded copy of the Wood Fence, Maintenance, Staining and Sealant Policy for the Association (recorded on August 3, 2020, in the Real Property Records of Harris County, Texas, under Clerk’s File No. RP-2020-348758).


IMPORTANT NOTICE 

FOR RESIDENTS OF PROPERTIES ADJACENT 

TO THE BRICK PERIMETER WALL AND THE TREX  PERIMETER WALL


Residents are advised that nothing can be attached to the walls. These walls are the property of the HOA, not individual homeowners.


No nails, screws, bolts are to be inserted into the perimeter brick wall or TREX fencing.


No decorative items, planters, trellis, to name just a few examples, are to be attached to the permeter walls in any way.


All plants, shrubs, trees, must be planted far enough away that the plants, shrubs, trees DO NOT push against the brick wall or TREX fencing. No vines may be allowed to grow on the wall or fencing. All landscaping must be kept pruned away from the wall and fencing.


No mulch or soil may be placed against the wall or fencing.


Violations of these restrictions could void the warranty and result in costly repairs or replacement that will be billed to the individual(s) responsible.


Please help the HOA maintain this expensive amenity and abide by these simple restrictions.


Homeowners that lease their properties to tenants must inform their tenants of these restrictions. You are ultimately responsible for damages from tenants to the brick wall and TREX fencing.