If you live in a neighborhood with a homeowner’s association (HOA), then you already know that you’ll have guidelines to follow regarding siding replacement. But it gets a bit easier once you know which steps to take. Window World of Boston, a trusted exterior renovation company in the area, shares some siding replacement do’s and don’ts to consider if you live in an HOA community.
Do Read the HOA CC&Rs
Every HOA has its own set of conditions, covenants and restrictions (CC&Rs) that homeowners in the community have to follow. Make sure the CC&Rs you’re reading pertain to your HOA. You can either request a written copy of these guidelines or check the recorded documents on the website of the HOA.
Don’t Risk Non-Compliance
It will be a losing battle. After all, HOA rules are legally binding and enforceable. Make sure to adhere to any guidelines about siding replacement. If there are pre-approved siding colors, materials and profiles, choose from them. Some HOAs may also have guidelines about using specific siding manufacturers, so don’t forget to check.
Do Submit the Applicable Requirements on Time
When having your project green-lit, make sure that you submit all the necessary documents, plus a detailed project proposal, in a timely manner. Getting approval for a siding replacement can take 15 days or longer. To avoid going through the motions again, you’ll want to get that approval the first time you apply.
Don’t Rely Too Much on Your Siding Contractor
Working with a reliable siding contractor who has experience dealing with HOAs can increase your chance of getting approval. But you shouldn’t depend on them too much. Even if they’ve read and understood your HOA’s CC&Rs, the responsibility of making your project compliant still falls on you.
Contact Us for Quality Siding Replacement
Aside from residential window and roofing service, Window World of Boston can also take care of your siding replacement. Expect a smooth and worry-free experience when you pick us for your home exterior needs! Call us today at (781) 262-3925 (Woburn, MA), (781) 343-7129 (Pembroke, MA), or (508) 845-6676 (Shrewsbury, MA). You may also fill out this contact form.