Designing Metal Buildings for HOA Regulations
When you live in a community with a homeowner’s association, you have to follow certain rules when it comes to the condition of your home and property. Unfortunately, many HOA communities have outdated covenants in place, and some of these covenants limit your ability to construct a traditional pre-engineered metal building on your property.
Typically, HOAs have these restrictions in place because they want all the structures within their communities to share a uniform look. In many cases, this means they want use to use wood when constructing garages, storage sheds or other types of buildings. However, today’s steel buildings can have a wide array of different facades, making them appear as if they feature wood or other construction even if they aren’t.
Understanding your options
Steel buildings don’t have to look like boxes or factories – on the contrary, there are now numerous customization and facade options you can choose from to give your residential metal building the precise look you – or your HOA – want. Common facades used to enhance the exterior appearance of steel buildings include:
- Stone veneers
- Brick veneers
- Corrugated metal panels
- Mixed façade