Windsor Mews

Homeowners Association

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This section addresses the most common questions residents have regarding Windsor Mews.

When are trash and recycling collected?

Your trash will be collected two times per week on Mondays and Thursdays and recycling will be picked up one time per week on Thursdays. It's impossible to guarantee an exact time because the amount of trash varies each day. The trash removal company, American Disposal Services, operates on a delayed schedule following certain holidays or inclement weather. For the holiday schedule or other notices, please visit their website.

Trash and recycling should be placed at the curb no earlier than 5pm Sunday (for the Monday pickup) or Wednesday (for the Thursday pickup). All trash and recycling must be placed in containers, not left in bags on the curb. In addition to improving the appearance of the community, this prevents the attraction of rodents and birds. Containers should be stored in an inconspicuous location when not set out at the curbside.

Branches and other yard waste must be broken down and set out in paper yard waste bags, to be collected with the trash. For more information on recycling in Fairfax County, including what can be picked up at the curb, please visit the county's trash and recycling site.

My lamp post is broken, where do I go to get a replacement?

If you need to replace the entire light fixture because it is not working or is broken, (the old, original fixtures cannot be repaired), the Board has chosen HINKLEY’s Manor House collection, in Black, Medium Size, and Cast Aluminum with clear beveled glass panels. The exterior wall fixture is No. 1449BK and the post fixture is No. 1441BK. Residents are to use only one 75-watt clear light bulb in the regular one-light-bulb base in each fixture. You may use a compact fluorescent bulb in place of an incandescent bulb.

You may purchase the HINKLEY light fixtures from any lighting store that carries the HINKLEY brand. But if you want to avail yourself of a discounted price that the Board has negotiated for Windsor Mews residents, contact REXEL’s Springfield showroom (5255 Port Royal Road, phone 703-321-7100), just off the Beltway on Braddock Road (opposite Kilroy’s Restaurant and Safeway).


Why is my lamp not working?

First try replacing the bulbs with two 7-watt compact fluorescent bulbs @ $ 6.00 each. If that does not work check to see if you have a circuit interrupt in your master bath (next to your vanity, it is the outlet with the buttons in the middle). Try resetting the outlets in your home by pushing in on the test and then on the reset button. If neither works, you may need to have an electrician check the photocell located next to your garage; this is what activates your light when it gets dark.

What are the colors for my siding/trim/garage door/shutters/front door/roof shingles?

Colors are determined by the model Unit A (Aston), B (Barton),C (Dalton) and D (Charleston) as well as address.

If you are unsure which model you have please refer to the following sales brochures;




Is there a specific storm door for the front door?

Yes. There is an specific door you should pick to maintain uniformity in the neighborhood. The door is the  Andersen 3000 Series, Full-View, Clear Glass, color WHITE (old model: Andersen HD3050). This door can be purchased at Home Depot and they will install it for an additional fee.  The approximate cost is $219 plus $139 installation and a $25 pre-measurement fee.

Which model of garage door do I use for a replacement?

The design standards stipulate one model - CLOPAY Premium Series, Model 2050, Steel, Insulated, color WHITE, Short Elegant design, No windows. (Old model CLOPAY 4050)

Approx cost: One car garage - (8 ft x 7 ft) $790 - installed; Two car garage - (16 ft x 7 ft) $1223 - installed; Garage door opener extra (Available at Home Depot)

Winterizing Your Home

It's time to think about winterizing your house, no matter whether you'll be there all winter or plan to be away for an extended period. The tasks aren't overwhelming when you prepare for winter one step at a time, and if you plan to be home, you'll be glad you did, because the steps you take will protect your property and save you dollars in heating costs.


Seal Leaks around Doors and Windows

  • Add or replace worn weather-stripping around doors and windows.

  • Replace worn door stops at the bottom of doors (especially the garage door).

  • If you have them, install storm doors and windows.

  • Install insulating kits behind electrical plugs that are on a wall with an exterior side.


Is the Insulation Adequate?

Proper attic insulation keeps your home warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer. Ask the staff at your local home improvement center how much insulation is recommended in your area, then check your attic insulation to make sure it's adequate. Some homes benefit from additional wall insulation. Home improvement center staff will explain types of insulation that can be added to existing walls.


Heating System Checks

  • Have a heating professional do a routine-check before cold weather arrives.

  • Vacuum the vents and other heating components.

  • If it has one, replace the furnace filter.

  • Consider installing a setback thermostat. It regulates the temperature, allowing the home to be cooler when you are away or asleep.

  • Check your gas Fireplace


Check the Roof & Its Neighbors

  • Replace loose shingles.

  • Make sure the flashing around the vent pipes is watertight.

  • Check the bricks and mortar.

  • Clean drain gutters and point downspouts away from the house.

  • Trim tree limbs that are hanging over or touching the roof.


Winterize the Plumbing

  • Take care of known issues with pipes that freeze. Heat tape can be used to keep them warm during extremely cold weather.

  • Learn how to turn off water at its source so that you can stop leaks immediately if they start.

  • Drain water from outdoor faucets when you think a hard freeze is coming.


Winterizing Outdoor Items

  • Give decks an additional coat of sealer.

  • Check the foundation and siding for cracks or gaps. Repair as necessary.

  • Drain garden hoses, roll them up, and store them inside.

  • Prune shrubbery and add mulch to perennial flower beds.

  • Cover outdoor furniture or store it inside.


That's a start! There may be additional winterizing duties that are important for your area. If you're new to town, ask your neighbors how they prepare for winter.

Article from by Janet Wickell


Is Verizon FIOS available in our neighborhood?  If not when?


Verizon FIOS is currently unavailable in Windsor Mews.  Verizon des not "currently have a timeline for expansion in your area, however you're more than welcome to check back with Customer Service in the future by calling 1-800-VERIZON (1-800-837-4966). "



Is there a brand/color of roof shingles I should use?


We recommend using either CertainTeed Weathered Wood or GAF Royal Sovereign Weathered Gray. Other manufacturers may be considered if they match these, but could delay approval of the architecture modification form. Regardless of the manufacturer or color, an architecture modification form is required for any roof replacement or patching projects.