A new roof will improve the appearance of your property while also protecting it from harmful factors. If your neighborhood has a homeowners association (HOA), you need approval before making any improvements. This includes changing the color of your shingles. Here’s how to achieve the roof color you desire for your roofing replacement project while following your community’s regulations on roof color.
Do You Need Approval for Your New Roof’s Color?
To simply answer, yes, your HOA must approve the color of your new shingles. If you’re unsure about your HOA’s restrictions on home changes, you should review your HOA’s covenants, conditions and restrictions (CC&Rs). The CC&Rs were probably included in your closing package. Pre-approved roofing colors may seem to simplify the procedure. This isn’t always the case, especially if your HOA restricts structural and color alterations. Even if your chosen color is pre-approved, it may not be permitted for your home if it matches the neighbor’s roof.
Follow Your HOA’s Requirements
Make sure you read your HOA’s covenants, conditions and restrictions, and highlight the rules that govern property boundaries. This should help you obtain a better knowledge of what is allowed in your neighborhood when it comes to painting your roof.
Inquire about the current approval process with the property manager or a trusted roof replacement contractor in your area. Learn about the approval procedure and how long it takes for them to approve your request. Learn about the forms you’ll need, where you can get them, and whether or not there’s a deadline.
Check to see whether there are any pre-approved colors to use or if you are free to use whatever colors you like. You may inquire about their color selection based on past experiences. Their response may be more valuable than any established requirements when it comes to getting your applications approved.