If you are currently planning to upgrade the roof on your home in a neighborhood with a Homeowner’s Association (HOA), the aspects that you need to bear in mind are related not only to what you want your new roof to look like, but also related to the requirements in your HOA’s roofing covenants. These covenants usually include very specific guidelines about the materials, the colors, the shape and other parameters of roofs in the neighborhood and they can require homeowners whose roofs do not comply to remove the roof at their own expense. Here are some of the most important aspects:
- Documentation – some HOA’s require homeowners to submit the plans for the new roof for approval prior to starting roof replacement, so find out exactly about the requirements of your HOA in that respect;
- Hail-resistant materials – in an attempt to improve the weather-resistance of the entire neighborhood, many HOA’s have updated their covenants to include requirements regarding the use of hail-resistant roofing material on new roofs;
- Colors – a building with a roof in a striking color, such as blue or black, can disrupt the harmony of the entire street, therefore many HOA’s have specific requirements regarding the colors that can be used on the roofs in the neighborhood. There are many experts roofing Dallas TX homes that will do the footwork for you, and work directly with your HOA team, to meet the necessary requirements.