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Your Complete Guide For Improving Curb Appeal During an HOA Roof Replacement

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The average cost of a new roof is $16,000 – $20,000 in 2023.

That’s not the sort of change you keep in your back pocket. And like any other home improvement project, a roof replacement requires careful planning, budgeting, and execution.

But you don’t have to pay for the whole thing yourself. Read on to learn how an HOA roof replacement enhances your home’s value.

Why Curb Appeal Matters

What is curb appeal?

It’s not just about the street you live on. Curb appeal is about your home’s aesthetic. It’s about form and function; composition and architecture – and it’s about that certain, undefinable quality that gives your home appeal.

It’s the first impression people have of your home and, as we all know, first impressions matter. Whether you’re planning to sell your home or just want to improve its appearance, enhancing your home’s curb appeal is a wise investment.

A well-maintained home with good curb appeal (and a new roof) attracts more potential buyers. It commands a higher selling price, both by increasing the value of your home and by driving up the competition between buyers and their agents.

Collectively, the curb appeal of a neighborhood enhances the desirability and reputation of a community. It creates a pleasant living environment and contributes to a sense of pride.

It makes coming home worth it every time.

Roof Damage and Curb Appeal

A damaged roof doesn’t just look unattractive. Instead, it gives off bad vibes and bad impressions, evoking a feeling of neglect. Roof damage makes your home appear older and less valuable than it is.

Moreover, left unchecked, it will lead to other problems that further degrade your home’s appeal and value. As an example, leaks lead to water damage. That damage accrues in your home’s interior and exterior, becoming more expensive to fix the longer you let it wreak havoc on your foundation.

Roof damage affects the curb appeal of your entire community. Not only can it cause friction with your local Homeowners Association, but it can also cause conflict with your neighbors who wish to prevent house prices from tumbling.

The Role of the HOA in Roof Replacement

In an HOA community, the association plays a central role in matters surrounding your home’s aesthetic standards.

Responsible for maintaining stable property values and shared community elements, the HOA often manages the process of roof replacement – from planning to execution. It sets the standards, materials to use, and colors available to choose between. The HOA also oversees the work of a roofing contractor to ensure quality and compliance with standards.

In some cases, the HOA may be responsible for funding the roof replacement. The funds come from HOA fees paid by community members. However, roof replacements can cost tens of thousands of dollars, so it’s common for the HOA to adjust fees or levy special costs as a deductible.

Does the HOA Set Standards for Roofs?

Yes, the HOA sets standards for roofing in a community.

Outlined in your HOA’s guidelines, these standards cover many aspects of roof installation and are intended to ensure that all roofs in the community match and contribute to the overall curb appeal.

While some homeowners can feel frustrated by the limitations, they are necessary for everybody’s benefit. So, before arranging for a contractor to start working on your roof, it’s important to ensure that your intended replacement complies with HOA standards.

You may need to submit your roof replacement plan to the HOA for approval before you proceed with the project.

Getting an HOA Roof Replacement

There are several steps involved in getting an HOA roof installation:

  1. Identify the need for a new roof
  2. Consult with your HOA
  3. Review HOA recommendations
  4. Shop for roofing contractors and quotes
  5. Hire a roofing contractor

The need for a new roof must be demonstrated. This could be due to visible roof damage (such as missing shingles) or due to the age of your roof. Most roofs need replacing every 20 to 30 years, depending on the material.

When you consult with the HOA, they will determine whether a replacement is necessary and within budget. They will also offer guidance on the type of roof and appropriate roofing materials to install, based on the standards they set.

The HOA may also oversee work carried out by roofing contractors to ensure quality and compliance.

How an HOA Roof Replacement Enhances Curb Appeal

A new roof looks clean and fresh. It makes your home appear newer and, with the right roofing material and color, it can add an accent to the features that make your home unique.

Metal, for example, can look chic and modern. Tile roofs appear more elegant and refined.

But importantly, when all homes in the community have well-maintained roofs, people take notice. The neighborhood develops an attractive and cohesive appeal – attracting more potential buyers and increasing property values in the community.

Choosing a New Roof: Balancing Form and Function

Roofs are a classic balance of form and function.

The primary function? To protect your home from the elements.

The secondary function? To look good while doing it.

In terms of form, consider the style of your home and the general appearance of your neighbors’ houses. Choose roofing materials and colors that complement, rather than contrast with, these elements.

In terms of function, prioritize durability. Asphalt and shingle don’t last as long as metal and tile. Also, consider the climate in your state. Some materials are better suited to hotter climates (and unexpected heat waves) than others.

HOA ROof Replacement To Maximize Your Curb Appeal

An HOA roof replacement is a strategic investment. It enhances your home’s curb appeal, drives property values, and makes the local HOA happy.

It’s not just about fixing leaks or missing shingles. It’s about nailing the first impression people have of your home.

Serving local communities since the 1940s, the roofers at Novalis Roofing and Siding aren’t afraid of a hard day’s work. We work with top-quality materials and craftsmanship and always put the needs of our clients first. You can request a proposal here.


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