Before making changes to parts of your home, like your residential roofing system, it’s a good idea to check with your homeowner’s association first. If you live in an HOA community, there are likely regulations implemented to maintain a cohesive- and harmonious-looking neighborhood. Failure to get approval can result in fines and even delay your project.
Continue reading to learn about typical HOA roof requirements and some tips to get approved.
What Are the Most Typical HOA Roof Requirements?
Requirements for roof repair, replacement and characteristics tend to be similar in many HOAs. They may require that all roofs be in a similar color, style and material. It’s not uncommon for an HOA to ask homeowners to submit a project plan for approval before the actual construction begins. Your HOA may also require that you use a hail-resistant material for your roof.
Who Is Responsible for Seeking HOA Approval?
It’s smart to work with a contractor with experience in HOA communities. A reliable roofer will have no issues working with your HOA, and they’ll make sure every aspect of your project adheres to the board’s guidelines. You can count them to draft plans and maintain constant communication with your HOA until your roof replacement meets all requirements. At A Crown Roofing Inc., we will do our best to help you get HOA approval for your project. We’re also here to help with your commercial roofing needs.
What Can Help You Get Approval?
Even before reaching out to a contractor, be sure to carefully review your HOA’s Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions (CC&Rs). However, the board may have updated this document, so check with them to determine if there are any changes. If you have questions about the regulations, don’t hesitate to ask your HOA.
Before doing any work, you should complete and submit all necessary forms. Don’t lose patience if your approval is taking time because many boards meet only once a month. Keep in mind that good communication with your HOA and contractor is essential to a successful roof replacement project.