HOA Violation Notices
There comes a time when your management company heads out into the neighborhood and sends violation notices. If you receive a letter that tells you that your roofing violates the HOA code, you may be able to fix the issue yourself or you may need to call a roofing company.
Common Quick Do It Yourself Fixes
One of the most common violations regarding roofing is a dirty roof. There are a few different types of dirty roof violations:
- Dirt or debris on the roof
- Overflowing gutters
- Stained or streaking roof
For the most part, these violations can be easily fixed.
If your roof has accumulated leaves and other debris, you can use a blower to remove the items. Make sure to clean your gutters after you blow as it’s likely that leaves and needles will end up in the gutter after blowing. If a blower doesn’t remove the items, use a garden hose but be aware of the amount of water pressure you are using. You could end up doing damage to the roof, by removing granules in the shingles if your spray is too hard. When you walk on your shingles, do it all so carefully and take proper safety precautions. If your roof is tile, is best to contact a roofing company to handle this, as you should never walk on a tile roof.
In addition, staining or streaking can often be cleaned by using a garden sprayer with mixtures of equal parts water and bleach. Do keep in mind that the bleach can harm your plants as it runs off the roof. It can be beneficial to water the garden and any plants below before working on the roof and to rinse the plants after you treat the roof.
Most roof staining is algae and should be killed with this treatment. You may need to rinse the roofing surface again a few days later.
Violations that Require a Roofing Company
On the other hand, if your violation states that you have a broken or missing tile or shingles, you likely need a roofing company to provide roof repairs. If your roof has missing shingles, there is a possibility that you may have a roof leak. You will need a complete inspection done by a licensed roofing contractor who can determine the extent of the damage.
Occasionally an HOA determines that your roof needs replacement due to the age and state of your roof. If this is your situation, you should contact a licensed roofer to inspect the roof and give you a professional opinion.
As for all roofing projects, there are repairs you may be able to conduct safely but at the same time there are more complex and dangerous repairs. It is best to call in a roofing contractor that know what they are doing, and they can save you time and headaches. IQV Construction & Roofing can get the job done efficiently while ensuring everyone’s safety. If you need an inspection or roof repair call us at 408-638-5500 or request a proposal online.