If you’re only looking for a roof maintenance company to take care of a routine inspection or maybe some minor repairs here and there, you generally don’t need the approval of your Homeowners Association. In fact, they might even be the ones to tell you that your roof may be looking a little worse for wear. However, for roof replacements, many HOAs have rules and regulations in place that, if neglected, may throw an expensive wrench in your plans.
While HOAs get a bad rap for being a stickler for the rules, they generally do a lot of good by helping maintain the curb appeal and value of homes in the neighborhood. One particular roof replacement material that can trip up a lot of HOA rules is metal. Let our experts at Affordable Roofing, Siding and Gutters give you some insight on how to get your HOA on your side for your new metal roof.
Read the rules. Before you start contracting local roofers, obtain a copy of your HOA’s CC&Rs (Covenants, Conditions, and Restrictions). All HOAs have this in one form or another, and it pays to familiarize yourself with the most common regulations so you don’t accidentally incur fines for breaking the rules. Make sure your CC&R doesn’t explicitly ban the use of metal roofs. If this is the case, you’re one step closer to getting approved.
Not allowed. Ideally, metal roofs should be allowed; you simply have to file the correct paperwork to get the ball rolling on your project. If your chosen material isn’t permitted, there are usually provisions and conditions that you can take advantage of. Typically, this just means you’ll have even more forms to fill out before being approved, but if you play your cards right, you’ll soon be on your way to getting a new metal roof.
Local contractors. One advantage of hiring local roof repair and installation contractors is that they’re likely to have worked with your HOA before. Don’t be afraid to ask for help from your contractors on getting your metal roof approved. They can also help you figure out alternative materials in case a metal roof is 100% impossible with your HOA.
At Affordable Roofing, Siding and Gutters, we’re your leading provider of metal roof installation and other roofing services. Give us a call at (423) 584-5600 or fill out our contact form to schedule a consultation and request a free estimate today.