Your homeowner’s association enforces regulations governing the properties and people of a neighborhood. They protect property values and they may impose fixed rules to accomplish this. This is also why you need to get their approval for any home modification, including roof replacement. To understand exactly why you need your HOA’s approval to replace your roof, Frame Restoration Roofing and Construction is here to list some reasons.
To Maintain the Uniformity of Your Neighborhood
Your HOA makes sure that each home in your neighborhood has a nice and uniform appearance. There is usually a set of rules and regulations outlining what is and is not permitted. Remember to check your HOA’s bylaws before replacing your roof to ensure that your roof type, decking material and shingle color are within those parameters.
To Make Sure It’s Covered With Roofing Insurance
For the most part, HOAs have insurance to cover the exteriors of the properties they administer. A portion of the HOA costs you pay each month, quarter or year is used to cover the cost of these annual insurance payments. Make sure to find out if a roof replacement is something that is covered by the HOA’s insurance policy or if it is something that is covered by your existing homeowner’s insurance policy.
To Prevent Lawsuits or Costly Fines
If you have any questions about the guidelines, don’t hesitate to ask the board of directors for clarification. Keep in mind that failure to comply with these governing documents may result in you being held accountable for fines for rule violations or being sued by the owner of the property.
If you’ve worked to gain the approval of your HOA and still failed to get approval, try asking them what revisions are required for the plans to satisfy their specifications. You don’t want to waste time guessing, and the HOA will know exactly what needs to be changed. Once you get approval, you can give the contractor the go-ahead to begin work. Frame Restoration Roofing and Construction is always ready to help you get your HOA’s approval for your roof replacement. Call us at (469) 346-8544 or fill out our contact form to schedule an appointment.