Why Compliance Is Important
If you don’t follow the rules of HOA, there will be consequences, the biggest one being: a fine. While it’s true, HOA fines vary based on location, and community type, however; on average, fines start at around $50 then increase to $100 if you don’t pay or if the violation is still ongoing.
Not only is it easier if you simply comply with the rules, but it’s cost-effective. After all, you wouldn’t have to pay the fines and the cost of getting your home repainted.
Compliance also comes into effect if the HOA wants you to repaint your house due to chipping, old paint, or a new community color scheme. If you don’t repaint with the color the HOA has selected, fines are likely to be drawn.
After all, the HOA is in place to enforce community guidelines. One of the guidelines being that each house presents itself as part of the whole community.
Therefore, the exterior color choice should show little to no individual significance. Instead, it should match the community’s overall theme.
Appealing a Rejected Request
If your color request gets rejected, don’t fret, there are different ways you can appeal it. After all, the HOA-approved color choices are only strongly suggested; they aren’t set in stone.
If you notice the paint selections haven’t been updated or altered in a few years, talk to the HOA about it and see what they say. Who knows, they might agree and approve more modern color choices like the one you chose.
However, if they still reject the request, you can appeal either by changing minor details or incorporating some of the approved colors into your color scheme. That way, what you change isn’t too visible to the eye for guests and potential buyers to see. Instead, overall your house looks like it fits in even though there are a few unique specifications.
Use These HOA Painting Guidelines
It’s strongly suggested and even recommended that you use the HOA’s approved paint colors. If you go against the HOA painting guidelines without communicating with the HOA, you’ll likely be fined.
However, in some situations, you don’t have to pick the exact color scheme the HOA lays out if you don’t want to. If you want to add some diversity to your color choices, simply communicate with your HOA about changing your color selection.
Although, don’t assume they will be okay with it. Instead, add in some approved colors to make the overall theme of your house fit in with the rest of your community.
Once you’ve chosen your paint colors, hire an experienced painting company to paint your home. Here at the Painting Company, we have top-rated professionals who can give your home a new style simply based on your budget.
Whether it be styling exteriors or polished interiors, contact us today to get a free quote. We look forward to helping you!