While some people may find living in an HOA community a bit trying, it actually has a lot of great benefits. For starters, your HOA helps maintain property values, manages common areas, and increases the sense of community pride. However, when the time comes for you to update the exterior of your home, like replacing your siding, you’ll likely need to get approval from your HOA before you get started. Here are a few tips to help ensure that the process goes as smoothly as possible.
Read your HOA’s CC&Rs
It may seem pretty obvious, but you would be surprised at how many homeowners fail to read their HOA’s covenants, conditions and restrictions (CC&Rs). Take the time to familiarize yourself with any requirements and don’t leave it up to your contractor or somebody else to read and understand the CC&Rs for you. If you need clarification about any guidelines, be sure to ask a board member.
Get Pre-Approved for Your Project
You’ll likely need to submit a project proposal to your board before you can even get started, so be sure to do this early. If you’re lucky, your board will approve it as submitted. If not, you may have to make a few changes. By doing this early, you eliminate the possibility of delaying your project.
Hire a Qualified Contractor
If you don’t already have a siding company to work with, most HOA’s will have a list of recommended contractors that have already done work in your neighborhood in the past. These contractors will already be familiar with your HOA’s CC&Rs. If these recommendations aren’t available, be sure to hire someone that is licensed, bonded and insured.
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