Tips for Getting Your Steel Building HOA-Approved

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Tips for Getting Your Steel Building HOA-Approved

Tips for Getting Your Steel Building HOA-Approved

If your community has a Homeowners Association (HOA), you are more than likely bound to the written guidelines they’ve established for your area. These guidelines often cover items such as how many guests you can have at the community pool, where cars can be parked, the size of outdoor buildings on your property, etc. Love it or hate it, the HOA has a lot more to say about what can happen on your property than you expect. Your relationship with the association can be annoying, reassuring and often risky.

Suspicion of HOAs for Metal Buildings

While it may be sad, it is true. The Homeowners Association are often hung up on using outdated methods to follow through with their guidelines, such as wooden structures. But if their rules are set in stone when it comes to prohibiting steel construction, it’s time to work on changing them. This is where things get tricky. Approval on any project will be based on the personal preferences of the board members. So, it’s important that you take plenty of evidence that a steel building will be very attractive and add to the overall value of your property. With one of their biggest concerns being the appearance of their community, it’s crucial that you can prove how these structures can enhance your property.

Steps to Getting Approved by the HOA

There are several steps you can take to ensure you get approved by the HOA; however, one of the early steps would be getting a permit from your city or your county. While you can still wait for your HOA approval, moving forward with your building plans after pulling a permit shows that you’ve planned for your unit to meet all requirements and codes. And before you start to worry, it isn’t costly! By having this done, you can continue to move forward with your project with no delays after it’s been signed off on. You can read about the other various steps below.

  • Reading HOA Guidelines/Rules – By reading through the guidelines the HOA has established, you can identify any section that may apply to your specific building project. This could include any restrictions on the size of your steel building or the materials used to complete the project.
  • Talking to Nearby Property Owners – If there are any nearby property owners who have previously completed a building project, speak with them about the process. They might be able to give you insight on how regularly the rules are enforced and if there are any tricks to getting the board to side with your project. By doing this, you may also befriend some neighbors!
  • Finding Out Who is In-Charge of Approvals – The board member who is in charge of approvals should be your new friend. You should ask them their opinion on your project informally and be sure to uncover any possible objects before submitting an approval request.
  • Preparing Request – When you are preparing your request for approval, be sure to include various images! This will help the HOA to see how your project will not only enhance your property, but the community as well. You can also include some positive comments about your project from your neighbors!
  • Following Up – When following up on your request, you need to be polite and confident. You should also be consistent when waiting for a response. Overall, make sure you document each interaction for future purposes.
  • Getting the Final Decision – When the final decision has been made, make sure it comes to you in writing. If you receive any negative response, ask for clarification and an explanation.

Get HOA Approved With Coast to Coast Carports Today

Your prefab metal building should be a dream come true and here at Coast to Coast Carports, we guarantee to make that happen. We understand how difficult it can be to get HOA approved in certain areas, so if you need assistance with codes and approvals, feel free to reach out to us and we’ll be happy to help in any way possible. You can find more information about products and services we offer by contacting us today at 866-681-7846 or by visiting our website for more information. Let us help you bring your dreams to life with a custom steel building!

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