If you’ve received notice from your HOA that your roof needs repair or replacement, it’s important to know how to respond. When it comes to keeping your roof up to your neighborhood’s Homeowners’ Association standards, there can be a lot of complexities to navigate. So we’ve compiled this guide you on the steps to take to comply with your HOA when it comes to roofing repairs.
Seek Out The Right Contractor For The Job
When the HOA notifies you of a failure to comply, they will often have a preferred list of contractors they recommend for the job. On the positive side, these contractors will already know the HOA’s roofing requirements and guidelines and can satisfy the HOA’s demands. However, they are also likely to charge a premium, which doesn’t mean they always offer the best solution to your problem.
Do your due diligence, and if necessary, seek a third-party contractor that can satisfy your HOA and provide the best service for your unique roof. For example, if the HOA has requested that you replace your entire roof, getting a professional inspection may be in your best interest to determine if that’s the best way forward. On the other hand, if the HOA has asked that you replace just a few shingles, a professional roofing contractor is likely to agree. Don’t be afraid to get bids from a few companies rather than opting for the HOA’s default contractor.
Get Legal Advice
To continue with the theme of getting an expert opinion, you can go so far as to receive legal counsel if you feel that the HOA is making unreasonable demands. For example, if you can point out that other roofs in the neighborhood are in worse shape than yours, there could be a discrimination case. Further, it is considered unenforceable if the HOA changes its rules without notifying you. Make sure you know the bounds to operate within by reading between the lines on the hard copy of your HOA contract.
It can be a slippery slope, though. If the HOA makes a request that isn’t answered promptly, they have the right to fine you or even put a lien on your house for failure to comply. This is also where an HOA attorney could be helpful.
Ready to Call a Professional?
If your roof does need attention, choose Ascent Roofing for a great combination of value and quality. Our experts will come out to inspect your roof to ensure we offer you the best solution. For superior roof replacement services, ongoing maintenance, and top-notch customer service, contact us today!