Starting a siding replacement in a neighborhood with a homeowner’s association (HOA) requires a few extra steps. In fact, you’ll need to get a go-signal before you can so much as have a board installed. To help make the process of getting HOA approval, here are a few essential do’s and don’ts.
- DO look for project guidelines that are specific to your community’s HOA. You may find the necessary information on the website of your specific HOA. If the covenants, conditions and restrictions (CC&Rs) concerning your siding upgrade are unavailable, you can try visiting your local county assessor’s website, then just search for the community you’re currently living in. All U.S. assessor websites contain detailed property information that is accessible to the public.
- DON’T deviate from pre-approved siding materials and colors. Living in an HOA community doesn’t give you much in the way of design choices. Pre-approved siding colors and materials are varied enough, sure, but they’re not particularly extensive. Stay on the safe side by sticking with classic neutral colors. You may have more freedom with siding materials – just as long as your choice doesn’t look out of place with the neighborhood.
- DO submit your project proposal on time. By acquiring whatever documentation is required of you – and submitting them on time – you’ll be able to increase your chances of getting HOA pre-approval for your siding upgrade. Dealing with the HOA can be a bit difficult, but the resulting problems involved with non-compliance aren’t worth it.
- DON’T rely too much on your contractor for anything HOA-related. Working with a local siding contractor can help make your project run more smoothly. Chances are they’ve already dealt with the HOA in your neighborhood and will be able to help you determine what gets approved or not. Still, you shouldn’t become too dependent on your siding contractor when it comes to understanding HOA requirements. As a homeowner, it’s ultimately your responsibility to ensure the project will be compliant.
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