One of the goals of your homeowners association (HOA) is to protect property values. So when it comes to the appearance of your home exterior, the search for a new roof may be pretty limited. Before you schedule an appointment with a roofing contractor, go over this brief guide to be on the same page with your HOA.
What Does Your HOA Do?
When you move into a neighborhood that belongs to an HOA, you are given documents called the Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions (CC&Rs) which include your responsibilities under the planned community. Check your materials to see what they have to say about roofing. While some HOAs do not have a lot of rules regarding the way a roof should look, some are quite strict about the roofing material, color and style. Understanding these regulations allows you to stay compliant with your HOA.
Who Is Responsible for the Roof?
Depending on the terms of your HOA agreement, either you or your HOA will be responsible for the roof. If the organization is responsible, let them know about the need for a roof repair or replacement so they can address it as soon as possible.
How Do You Get Approved?
Here are a few tips to help you get approval for your new roof:
- Carefully review your CC&Rs.
- Speak with the property manager.
- Obtain a list of pre-approved colors. If you are set on a design outside the comfort zone of the committee, build a convincing case using photos or samples.
- Allot time for the approval process.
What Happens If You Do Not Get Approval?
If you fail to seek approval for your new roof before starting the construction, the HOA may force you to postpone the project or redo it if it has been completed. To avoid excessive time and cost, always get approval before commencing a home renovation.
Pechacek’s General Contracting, Roofing & Siding LLC specializes in residential roofing and siding services. Contact us (715) 334-8842 or fill out our convenient contact form to request a free quote. We work with homeowners in Hudson, River Falls and surrounding areas in WI.