Keep Your Roof up to HOA Standards
The purpose of a homeowner’s association is to ensure that homeowners maintain a nice looking and well-kept property within a designated neighborhood. HOA’s are set in place to keep property resale values high. They also provide all those in the neighborhood the opportunity to partake in community activities as well as receive fringe benefits for submitting their annual dues. HOAs are a great tool for bringing neighborhoods together. They allow the members to make plans for the neighborhood as well as address issues that could negatively impact the area.
If you are getting ready to build a home or move into a neighborhood with an HOA, it is suggested that you learn the statutes and regulations so that you do not receive any penalties. HOAs take pride in how their neighborhood looks and the safety it can provide for all involved. Therefore, it is your responsibility to make sure that you understand the HOAs expectations in your community.
One of those regulations will involve a detailed description of what is expected of you as a house caretaker. What standards do you need to maintain in your yard work? What maintenance do you need to perform on the house? More specifically, what do you need to do to keep your roof to HOA standards? Below are some tips to help you keep your roof looking good all year long while adhering to common HOA regulations.
Approved Roofing Replacement Materials
HOA guidelines vary from neighborhood to neighborhood. With that in mind, you’ll want to review the regulations for the type of roofing material you can use on your house. For instance, if you live in a neighborhood where all the houses are covered asphalt shingles, then you may cause a disturbance by replacing the shingles with tile or metal roofing. This type of replacement could incur fines or, worse, an eviction notice. Review your HOA handbook to find out which, if any, guidelines there are for your roof.
Cleaning the Roof
As a member of an HOA you will be expected to keep your property clean and well groomed on a consistent basis. The same will apply to the roof. It is recommended that you give your roof a good cleaning at least once a year. By cleaning the roof you will not only keep your home’s aesthetic value high, but you will also maintain the structural integrity of your roof. Rather than cleaning the roof yourself, you should hire a professional roof cleaning company that can come in and restore your roof back to looking like new once again. You will also remove mold, algae, and other harmful substance that can cause premature deterioration in the roofing system.
Although you may be tempted to install that satellite or antenna on the roof, you need to be sure that there are no stipulations for doing so. Your HOA may have guidelines regarding adding accessories or attachments to your roofing system. This is especially true if you’re considering making a major adjustment such as adding a layer of solar panels or building a chimney. Keep in mind, that every time you put a hole in the roofing system to accommodate an accessory that you run the risk of creating a possible leak. Before you begin a project, then consult with a professional contractor who can advise you on the correct way to implement any accessory to your roof.
Beacon Roof Cleaning Can Have Your Roof HOA-Ready
Do you have any further questions regarding HOA guidelines? Then contact Beacon Roof & Exterior Cleaning. We can make the roof on your house HOA-ready while improving both look and the stability of the entire roofing system. We provide a wide range of contracting services for including roof installation, roof repair, and total roof replacement for homeowners in Rockledge, Florida and the surrounding area. Contact us today and let us help you get your next roofing project off the ground. Call us at 321-507-4851 or 772-267-6804.