Re-roofing or re-shingling your home can give your roof new life and your home a fresh, new look. It’s important to know that if you’re part of a homeowner’s association, or HOA, you should make sure that the changes you’re making are allowed in your neighborhood.
Check With The HOA And Get Approval If Necessary
When you moved into your home and agreed to be part of the neighborhood HOA, you agreed to certain covenants, conditions, and restrictions (CC&Rs). CC&Rs vary depending on the HOA with some being incredibly strict and others a simple statement that you’ll keep your yard clean, for instance. Before beginning any exterior project, you need to double check HOA documents to make sure you understand the requirements and if you need to get projects approved by the HOA board.
Some things that an HOA could have say over when it comes to your roof includes the style, roofing material, and color. The CC&Rs may have a list of pre-approved roof tiles and colors, but if there isn’t a list, it’s important to contact the HOA or a board member to make sure you are choosing a color that fits their requirements. Choosing roof tiles that comply with HOA requirements will help to ensure you won’t be hit with fines after the project is underway.
What Types Of Shingles Will An HOA Prohibit?
Some HOAs ban the use of certain materials for aesthetic and safety reasons. Cedar shake shingles, for instance, have a tendency to weather and look aged if not properly kept up. Even if treated and well-cared for, they can warp or cup or grow mold and mildew, detracting from the overall look of the neighborhood. Cedar shakes aren’t fire resistant, though they can be treated to increase their fire resistance. For HOAs that are concerned with the safety of the neighborhood or in an area where wildfires pose a fire risk, cedar shakes may not be permitted.
In other cases, if the HOA desires a certain aesthetic in the neighborhood, they may prohibit certain colors if they don't fit with the overall aesthetic. It’s impossible to know exactly how natural materials will age and discolor over time, so certain natural materials may not be allowed based on the inability to predict what they will look like as time passes.
Spanish barrel tiles and slate tiles can become brittle over the course of their life and because of their weight, they require additional structural support. Replacing roofing tiles with these materials is a bigger undertaking than a simple re-roofing job, so the HOA may not allow it because of the hassle and disturbance it may cause the neighborhood.
Synthetic Roof Tiles Can Help You Comply With HOA Color Requirements
Even if your HOA has strict rules regarding the type of roof tile and the colors that you can use, Brava synthetic roof tiles will meet the needs of your project. From tiles whose colors vary widely over the span of the roof to others that provide a more uniform appearance, our synthetic roof tiles will help you comply with HOA roof color restrictions when you tackle your roof project.
Infused With Minerals For A Natural Look
If your HOA bans natural materials because of their tendency to discolor over time, you may be able to substitute our synthetic tiles that are infused with natural minerals. Using our patented process, we create each piece with a blend of colors that mirrors what nature creates, but the colors won’t fade or change over time when exposed to the elements.
Stronger Than Traditional Materials
Natural materials are known for their longevity and durability, but they are also known for their tendency to suffer from wear and tear. Brava roofing not only withstands wind, rain, hail, and sun, but it also resists wildfires. Available with a Class A or Class C fire rating, they can meet HOA safety standards while also bringing a natural aesthetic.
Sustainable And Durable
One thing that an HOA may restrict is the number and type of projects that can be done in the neighborhood. A roofing project doesn’t just affect the people in the home, it also affects neighbors who have to listen to the noise and deal with the equipment and work trucks. It may be difficult for multiple roofing projects to be approved, making sustainability and durability a real factor in choosing the roofing material.
With a 50-year transferable warranty, our roofing lasts a lifetime and will reduce the need for further projects. There is no maintenance needed, so you’ll never have to worry about a letter from the HOA telling you to clean your roof or risk fines.
Available In A Range Of Colors
Natural materials, while variable in color, don’t stray too much from their natural hues. Brava roof tiles, however, are available in a wide range that includes colors that play across the spectrum, colors that look more uniform, and shades ranging from light to dark, allowing you to choose a color that won’t violate HOA roof color restrictions.
Easy To Install
Brava roof tiles are easy to install which makes the installation process faster with less disruption to the neighborhood. Natural slate, clay, or cedar shake tiles require specialized installation which could take longer. Slate and clay are also very heavy and may require additional structural support, which can further complicate the installation process.
Choose Brava: The Best Roofing Option To Comply With HOA Color Requirements
With a range of mineral infused colors to choose from, Brava provides superior longevity, easy installation, and superior safety. All of these factors will help your project comply with HOA color requirements as well as other requirements such as safety.