If you live in a deed restricted community, now is the time many of the association managers drive by every home and note various violations. Lots of people know that leaving their trash cans out and having a dead tree are not allowed. Few realize that staining or streaking on their roof is considered an HOA violation in many communities. If you’ve received a letter letting you know that your roof, gutters, siding, or another part of your home’s exterior is in violation, here’s what you need to know.
Common Roofing Citations
The most common question we hear is regarding the staining and streaking on a roof. Many older shingles don’t have algae protection and the staining you see is from algae or mold. You can likely get on your roof and clean it off with a mixture of one part bleach and two parts water using a pump sprayer. Never use a pressure washer or high-pressure hose as that will remove the granules. If you choose to do this yourself, take proper safety precautions. Remember that the bleach can also kill your plants below your eves if the water doesn’t go into the gutter so rinse them before and after to protect them.
Often the first time a homeowner realizes that they are missing shingles is when they receive a letter. If you have missing, broken, or misaligned shingles, you should call a roofing contractor for roof repair. Rarely is it as simple as reattaching the shingles. The reason for the shingles coming off could be poor installation or something wrong with the roof deck underneath. Only a professional roofer can inspect and determine why you’re experiencing this issue and if it’s likely to happen anywhere else on your roof.
Siding and Windows
The most common siding HOA violation is the presence of mildew. Check with the manufacturer as to the best method of cleaning but the same bleach and water mixture is typically safe for most siding. A pressure washer may be safe to use on your siding as well.
Window violations generally include missing screens, trim, or peeling paint. If you are tired of maintaining old windows, contact a replacement window company like Cooley Roofing and Construction for an estimate for new windows. Try ordering screens from a home improvement store.
If you are ready for an exterior home makeover, Cooley Roofing and Construction offers roof replacement, new siding, and window replacement. With just one call you can learn about the new options that will protect your home. Call us to schedule your no obligation estimate on any of our services – 336-766-6488.