Get A New Roof That Complies with HOA Color Restrictions
If you live in a subdivision or gated community, you’ll want to make sure you’re following proper procedure before you hire a local roofing company to replace your roof. That’s because homeowners associations, also known as HOAs, usually have specific rules and processes you must follow as a homeowner in the community.
Usually, these rules are clear about the type of roofing material you can choose—including the shingle color you select. Here’s more information on how to get a new roof that complies with HOA roof color restrictions.
Why You Need to Follow HOA Guidelines
Homeowners associations exist for a number of reasons: to help maintain property values, create a sense of community, ensure the safety of residents, and provide necessary resources. To achieve these goals, residents agree to established bylaws, otherwise known as covenants, conditions, and restrictions (CC&Rs).
The major takeaway with why you need to follow HOA guidelines with any home improvement project is that if you don’t, you’ll likely be fined for your actions. You may have to redo or tear down any improvement projects that are outside of compliance.
If you’re not sure whether or not your neighborhood has HOA guidelines, click here to look up your subdivision or community and track down the applicable information.
Selecting a Color for Your New Roof
Whether you identified some damage that requires an HOA roof repair or a total roof replacement, the color of your shingles matters.
Before you meet with a roofing contractor to talk about your project, make sure you have your HOA documents handy so you know what options are available to you. That includes the type of shingle as well as the color. Once you know what your parameters are, your contractor will work with you to identify possible options along with the pros and cons of each.
There are a lot of shingle styles, materials, and colors available, so you’ll want to make sure you know what fits with your HOA before spending any money.
Get Your New Roof Approved by Your HOA
The specific steps of getting your HOA roof replacement approved may differ from the following, but for the most part, you can expect the process to go like this.
1. Review Your CC&Rs
Your HOA covenant should include all the important information you need to be able to make a decision for your new roof. You may want to reach out to your HOA board members who will be able to provide you with updated documents and requirements. Don’t be afraid to ask as many questions as necessary!
2. Collect and Organize Your Information
Part of the process for most HOAs is to submit a request for your project. This ensures that you’re following your CC&Rs and that your HOA has had a chance to review and approve the work. You’ll want to be ready with your chosen roofing materials, color, and style. However, depending on the terms of your HOA CC&Rs, you may have additional decisions to make that your HOA does not mandate like shingle configuration.
3. Submit Your Request Early
Submitting your request early is the best way to make sure your project begins and completes on time. Remember that you’re essentially at the mercy of both your homeowners association and your roofing contractor, who may have timeline restrictions due to permitting, scheduling, and availability of materials. Basically, the sooner you get your request in, the sooner your HOA roofing project can be completed!
Work With the Best Local Contractor
The last and most important step toward getting your HOA roofing repair or replacement is to work with a local, experienced, and qualified contractor. There are a lot of Denver residential roofing companies out there, but not all of them are equipped to handle your job—and some are outright scams.
J&K Roofing is your go-to roofing company for any HOA roofing or home exterior project. We’re experienced working with HOAs throughout the Northern Colorado, Denver Metro, Front Range, and Colorado Springs areas. And our teams are experienced and certified to work with any material you might like for your project.
Give us a call today at 03-425-7531, or click here to send us a message about your HOA roofing project.