Homeowners associations (HOAs) can be pretty specific when it comes to what violates their specific standards of compliance, and your home’s exterior can play a big part in whether or not you remain on their good side. Whether you’re already a part of one or you’re interested in joining, below we’ve laid out some ways you can work to keep (or make) your home compliant when it comes to the exterior paint job.
First of all, it’s important to realize that every HOA will have its own unique set of rules. Carefully read through any documents before you sign, and make special note of any section regarding exterior home painting.
In some cases, your HOA may require that you get explicit approval before undertaking any sort of outward-facing painting project. If that’s the case, failure to comply could result in a hefty fine. The requirement for approval may or may not apply to routine touch-ups and maintenance that won’t drastically alter your home’s appearance.
When it comes to the actual paint, it is possible that your HOA has specific preferences on quality, type, and composition, as well as approved colors. You can request leniency here, but there is no guarantee that permission will be given.
Another potential obstacle has to do with scheduling. Certain days of the week or times of the year may be less-than-ideal in the eyes of your HOA.
Lastly, finding a contractor. As with all the above factors, some HOAs will be stricter than others. In some cases, HOAs will have a hand-picked list of contractors they prefer their members to use. In others, you’ll be able to make this decision completely on your own.
Whatever your specific situation is, it’s important to stay compliant. Not only will you keep your neighbors and community happy, but you’ll avoid fines and penalties.
Lucky for you, Ireland’s Finest Painting is here to help. To get a free consultation or learn more about our service offerings, call us at 303-512-8777 or contact us here today!