Protecting Your HOA Property with Paint
How Paint Protects HOA Homes
The Protective Properties of Paint
We often focus our sights on paint’s aesthetic benefits. However, the practical side of paint is arguably more important than its visual value. In addition to enhancing a surface’s appearance, paint shields said surface from the threats we outlined earlier. Different types of paint offer different levels of protection, of course, but virtually all types of paint at least provide a protective layer that keeps contaminants away from the underlying material. The best paint products include properties that specifically guard against threats such as UV rays (especially important for exterior painting applications), moisture, and chemicals.
Protecting Your Property Value
Protecting your Northern California HOA property isn’t merely about preserving your siding, walls, floors, and ceilings -- it’s also about maintaining your property’s market value. Of course, these matters go hand in hand. In other words, the better-protected and better-looking your surfaces are, the more highly-assessed your property is bound to be. In this way, investing in routine home or condo painting helps you retain a competitive edge on the market while boosting the entire HOA’s value in the process.
Complying With HOA Rules While Protecting Your Property
Painting an HOA property to protect its integrity and value isn’t always as straightforward as painting a property that is not affiliated with an HOA. While HOAs have a major stake in the preservation of their properties, it has to be on their terms. Virtually all HOAs come with a set of rules known as their Covenants, Conditions, and Restrictions (CC&Rs) which layout how, when, and why residents renovate their property in order to maintain some sense of unity and order in the community. Most CC&Rs have specific guidelines regarding paint colors and contractors. It’s important to understand and abide by these HOA painting rules to avoid getting penalized.
When Maintenance Painting Is Mandatory
Additionally, your HOA might set aside specific dates and times in which maintenance painting is acceptable and even required. In other words, you might not have much of a say in the residential painting company you hire or when to schedule their services. Either way, the point of this mandatory maintenance is to keep all homes within an HOA on the same page, so to speak. Of course, if you take great care of your home on your own, you might not need to undergo these mandatory painting periods -- it all depends on how your HOA operates.
Protecting your property can be challenging enough if you’re not associated with an HOA -- if you are, this task can be even more daunting, considering all the restrictions. On the other hand, plenty of HOAs are committed to helping their residents care for their properties, so it’s really a give and take. And if you do want to step outside the box regarding the colors you choose or the local interior painters you hire, you can always ask your HOA for permission and see what happens.
The experts at Endure Painting are here to help you protect your HOA property inside and out and navigate the unique challenges of HOA painting and maintenance. For more information regarding our skills and services, call us at (510) 458-2120 or send us an email at email@example.com.