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Getting a new roof can be an exciting time, especially if you’re replacing the roof that really isn’t working well for you. However, if you live in a development governed by a Homeowner’s Association, you will need to make sure that your new roof has the proper approvals before it gets installed. Otherwise, you may have to pay heavy fines and even re-roof your home again.


The single most important thing you can do to make the roofing process go smoothly with your HOA is to know the rules. Read the section of the covenant agreement that’s relevant to your new roof and make sure you understand it. It should tell you everything you need to know about the forms you have to fill out, how long the application process takes, which roofs are approved or what it takes to get a roof approved, and more.

This will give you a reasonable expectation for what to expect when you need a new roof. Of course, if there is a hailstorm or something similar and you need a new roof urgently, you can always talk to your HOA and let them know that your existing roof is leaking and causing damage, and ask them to expedite your application.

It is also in your best interests to know the process you’ll need to go through if you want a roof that is different from what is outlined in the HOA covenant. This happens most often when new roofing materials become available. Since these weren’t possibilities when the covenant was written, it didn’t include them.

Understand, too, that HOA rules are written to give the whole neighborhood a relatively uniform look and feel. If you and your roofer can demonstrate that the material you want to use won’t disrupt this, then you can usually get it approved as long as you are willing to go through the process.


Many roofers are used to working with HOAs (and maybe even with yours in particular). These roofers can help you navigate the approval process and working with them can give you a better chance of getting your ideal roof approved. They also understand that the process might get delayed and they know how to navigate these, as well.

You should also plan to communicate regularly with your roofer. If you hear something from your HOA, let the roofer know. If things get delayed, notify your roofer so they can plan another job in your slot. Open communication is key to making the approval process go as smoothly as possible.

At Elk Construction, we have worked with many homeowners to get them HOA approved roofs, or to get new roofing materials approved by their HOAs. We understand the process and what you can expect when you’re in it. If you need a roof and you live in a covenant-controlled community, we can help make your roofing process easier. Call us today for an appointment!


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