Certain types of home improvements – such as siding replacement – must comply with the guidelines set by your homeowners association (HOA). These rules ensure that every house in the neighborhood abides by the agreed aesthetic of the neighborhood to maintain the value of the properties.
Here are a few things to remember to ensure your siding replacement is HOA-compliant.
Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions
HOA communities typically have a document called the Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions (CC&Rs) to ensure the neighborhood maintains a consistent and cohesive look. Before starting your siding replacement project, review your CC&Rs, and discuss the rules with your contractor.
Submit Your Siding Replacement Plans
An HOA board reviews and approves siding replacement plans to ensure the projects meet the specified requirements. Make sure to submit your proposal early since it could take time for the HOA board to release a decision.
Hire a Local Contractor
You can speed up your siding replacement project by hiring a local contractor pre-approved by your HOA. These professionals have completed projects in your neighborhood, so you can be sure they’re familiar with your HOA rules. Of course, you’re free to choose other contractors, but make sure they take the time to familiarize themselves with the CC&Rs. This is really important, especially if you’re going to have your contractor take care of all the permits for you.
Inform Nearby Neighbors
A siding replacement project doesn’t take long to finish, but it can be messy and noisy due to hammering, drilling and other tasks involved in the project. Inform your neighbors early so they can prepare accordingly and expect disruptions in the coming days or weeks.
Twin Cities Siding Professionals is a James Hardie®-certified contractor. We have decades of experience installing top-quality siding for homeowners like you. Call us at (651) 967-0873, or complete this contact form for a free consultation.