Full-service roofing contractor for HOAs & condo associations in DuPage County
When DuPage County HOA and condo associations need roof work, they know to call on VIS Exterior. We’ve done condo roofing and HOA roofing projects, restoration and repairs across the county, so we know the special needs of condos and townhomes, the various challenges they offer and how to expertly approach each individual situation.
HOAs and condo associations need a seamless solution from professional roofers who are good communicators, as these projects often involve numerous people, all with individual concerns. Property managers are tasked with a variety of difficult duties, which is why our HOA and condo association customers appreciate our attention to detail, ability to clearly communicate all aspects of the project while delivering full service roofing solutions that are on budget, on time and exceed expectations.
- Certified, insured & bonded contractor
- Various roofing options from leading manufacturers: Shingle, Cedar
- 20 years of service with a long list of happy customers
- 50-year manufacture defect warranty for GAF roofing system
- Over 1000 successful projects and counting
- 10-year labor warranty
- Top-quality craftsmanship
- 0% APR financing
Superior quality HOA & condo roofing services at affordable prices
Offering roofing at affordable prices, VIS Exterior brings superior quality to all HOA roofing and condo roofing projects. With our wide range of services, we’re able to answer every need our customers have, no matter how big or small the project.
Our DuPage County customers always feel at ease when they partner with VIS Exterior, as our professionalism is evident from the first meeting to our final walkthrough. If you’re looking for quality roofing services at a competitive price, look no further than VIS Exterior.
Here’s a look at what we can do for your HOA:
- Roof inspection
- Roof replacement
- Roof repair after hail and storm damage
- Roof maintenance
- Free estimate for all roofing work
When you hire a roofing contractor, you want one that is dependable, trustworthy, accountable and focused on delivering quality services. As a licensed and insured business, VIS Exterior is a roofing contractor with experience and a track record that has earned us a reputation as a go-to roofing professional for HOA and condo associations.
The relationships we develop with our customers is more like a partnership, as we keep them well informed throughout the project. We also communicate about the types of materials we use in every project, including the various shapes and sizes of shingles we use.
At VIS Exterior, we’re known for our skills working on HOA and condo association properties, bringing top-notch craftsmanship to every project. From the roof inspection to developing a plan for repairs or replacement, we have all the skills necessary to see every job to a successful completion. Whether your project pops up after a heavy storm or if the project is months and months in the planning, VIS Exterior will help you with your roofing project and get your property looking great for years to come.
Professional HOA roof inspections
One of the first steps involved in roofing projects is roof inspections. For example, HOA roof inspections include looking over every aspect of the roofing system and determining the severity of the damage, how much life is left in the various parts of the roof and whether repairs can be made or if the roof needs to be completely replaced.
At VIS Exterior, our roofing professionals are trained to find the smallest issues that can turn into larger issues later, from hail damage, cracked shingles, damaged flashing, gutter problems or damaged vents and skylights. We are experts at inspecting HOA and condo roofing, and we can determine the exact areas where problems are occurring and we will develop a plan for fixing them.
Complete roof replacement for HOAs & condos
Complete roof replacement will be required on properties that have taken a significant hit from a recent storm. Also, if the roof has been on the property for 20-plus years and has weathered many storms, it could be near the end of its life and a replacement is more economically feasible than making several repairs. We work with condo and HOA managers to determine the best possible route for our customers to take.
Condo roof replacement and HOA roof replacement should only be addressed by trained professionals who know what to look for in their inspections and have the experience to draft a proposal for how to completely replace the roof.
Furthermore, your HOA roofing company or condo roofing professional should have experience dealing with the type of architecture of your home. Condo associations, property managers and owners all have different needs depending on the type of structure they are working with, so it pays to have a well-rounded roofing company assist you. Whether your project involves a small or large development, your roofing contractor should have the background that can handle it. At VIS Exterior, we work closely with project managers, owners, etc., to ensure even the smallest details of the project are covered.
Whether your property is severely damaged by a recent storm or if the roof is just old and near the end of its life, contact VIS Exterior for an inspection. We work in the best interests of our clients, communicate with the insurance company for you and finish every project on time and on budget.
Asphalt shingle roof replacement from professional HOA roofer
Asphalt shingles are the most popular roofing material throughout the U.S. While their affordability is a main reason for their popularity, HOA and condo roofers use them because they come in so many shapes, sizes and colors. This means asphalt shingles will suit the aesthetic preferences of project managers and owners, as well as residents. Furthermore, asphalt shingles are made durable, which means they can last two decades or longer.
At VIS Exterior, we’re focused on quality, so we only purchase asphalt shingles from the top manufacturers, which includes Owens Corning, CertainTeed and GAF. Asphalt shingles are among the easiest roofing materials to install, but it still takes a great amount of skill to put them on correctly. When you take on an asphalt shingle roof replacement project, only work with top-quality contractors like VIS Exterior.
HOA & condo association’s roof repair after hail and storm damage
HOA and condo roof repair projects are common following big storms that include hail. Call in VIS Exterior for your hail damage roof repair or replacement and keep your residents safe and happy. Immediately following the storm, survey the damage from the ground. Look for missing shingles, dents, holes, displaced shingles or dark spots. If the hail is ¾ inches or more in diameter, there is a good chance it caused damage, even if you can’t see it.
When you bring in a storm damage roof repair specialist to inspect your roof, they will know exactly where to look. For example, at VIS Exterior, we get on the roof and look at very specific areas where damage can sometimes be tough to spot. We also look for more obvious signs of damage, such as curled shingles, exposed underlayment and any buildup of protective granules that have fallen off the shingles. Finally, we get into the attic and survey the interior for signs of leaks.
Hail damage roof repair services are our specialty. Whether it’s general storm damage roof repair or damage specific to hail, we know where to look and will get your roof in tip-top shape very quickly.
Choose condo association insurance claim specialists
Condominium association insurance claims can be complex, which is why getting condo insurance claim assistance is important. When you experience damage, be sure to contact VIS Exterior first. We can determine the extent of the damage and let you know if you should get your insurance company involved. If it is significant, we will take our findings to your HOA & condo association insurance adjuster and walk them through what we found.
We have worked with insurance companies for years, which means we know exactly what needs to be done. We’ll even file the paperwork for you. Rather than stress about whether or not you’re handling your insurance situation correctly, let VIS Exterior navigate the issue for you. Plus, our estimate for hail damage is free, which means costs are kept low and you can rest assured that your roof and tenants are taken care of.
Getting approval from your HOA for roof replacement
When a big storm rolls through and/or the roof on your HOA is particularly old, there is a good chance you’re going to need a roof replacement. Whether it’s an emergency situation or it’s been planned in advance, roof replacement approval from the HOA is usually required before we can begin the replacement process.
And while an HOA will not bar you from replacing your roof, they have requirements that must be met before the project begins. For example, they might require a specific color of asphalt shingle, or specific shape that they want you to use so it’s consistent with other roofs under the same management.
What to ask your HOA before replacing the roof
Before jumping the gun and hiring a roofing contractor without consulting with your HOA, cover your bases and develop a list of questions that span the scope of just about any roof replacement project. The following are some examples you should consider:
- Can I hire a roofing contractor without HOA approval?
- Are there material restrictions - such as style and color of shingles?
- Does the HOA have the power to rescind the approval of my project?
- Does the HOA require that I work with a specific contractor?
- Will the HOA cover any of the costs associated with my roof replacement?
One of the perks of living in an HOA is that you are afforded various benefits, including security, safety, maintenance, etc. HOAs have their own unique set of conditions and restrictions, which is why it’s smart to fully communicate with them before embarking on a roof replacement project.
How to deal with HOA standards & permits
HOAs establish a set of covenants that everyone in the community follows for more cohesive living. Most members of these communities are familiar with the rules, but some things require a double check, including standards and permits related to roofing repairs and replacement. If you fail to follow the guidelines and have your property reroofed incorrectly, the HOA could force you to redo the work.
You could also be fined for going against the rules that govern roofing projects, and you don’t need that extra expense. Have a copy of your HOA’s CC&Rs (covenants, conditions and restrictions) and go over it carefully. It’s likely that you will need approval from your HOA, as well as pull the proper permits from DuPage County code officials.
Common HOA roof requirements
To reiterate, HOAs can differ wildly from one to the next, which is why it’s important to refer to your CC&Rs before taking on a roofing project. There might be HOA roof color restrictions or if your community is roofed in cedar, you will likely be required to have your new roof follow that norm rather than having asphalt shingles put on your roof.
The following are some of the more common requirements shared by HOAs:
- Materials on the roof must have a specific hail resistance rating
- The roof material cannot deviate in material, style or color
- All plans for the roof must be reviewed by the HOA before it can be approved
Some HOAs are far more strict, which can make property improvement projects a bigger hassle than they should be, but if you follow the rules and regulations, jumping through the hoops will only be a slight inconvenience.
Once you meet all the HOA roof requirements and get approval for your project, be sure to hire a roofing contractor that can be trusted. Once you’ve gotten approval, don’t wait too long before getting started on the project, as minor roof damages will only get worse.
HOA and condo roof replacement costs
It’s unfortunate that roofs don’t last for a century, but even the best asphalt shingles won’t last past 20 or 30 years in most situations and cedar shingles won’t last much longer. After years of exposure to the elements, your HOA or condo roof will need to be replaced, and this comes at a cost averaging around $8,000.
Some roofs can be replaced for around $5,000, but this would be a smaller roof that is easy to work on. Condo roof replacement costs on a roof that is large, has a number of elements, such as vents, chimneys, skylights, etc. that have to be worked around, and if the roof is steep and difficult to work on, the cost could be closer to $11,000. HOA roof replacement costs will also differ per contractor, but affordable roofing experts are out there and offer excellent services at a competitive price.
Trusted HOA & condominium associations roofing company in DuPage County
When DuPage County condominium associations need roofing assistance, they know they can count on VIS Exterior, as we are insured, bonded and certified to do this type of work. Homeowner associations also know that our project managers are excellent communicators, attending to even the smallest details so that every project goes as planned.
As an HOA roofing company catering to all the needs of our DuPage County customers, examples of our work are evident throughout the region. From small repairs to total roof replacement, it’s clear to see that our roofers have a knack for perfection.
HOA and condo guidelines can be quite specific and each seem to have a variety of different rules and regulations, from colors to material size and shape – we communicate with condo and HOA managers to ensure everything we do is in perfect alignment with requirements.
Don’t risk bringing in a second rate contractor with little experience working with HOAs because doing so will cost you money in the long run and perhaps in the short term if the project isn’t done correctly and has to be fixed immediately. Contact us at VIS Exterior and schedule an inspection. We’re competitively priced, but bring years of experience to the job, which means we always exceed expectations.
Roof replacement FAQs for HOAs & condo associations
What are the HOA roofing guidelines?
While some guidelines are similar from one HOA to another, different types of properties will have different rules and regulations regarding exterior work on the structures. Most HOAs will offer a copy of these rules and regulations to new residents, so you can always refer to those when you have questions.
Before embarking on anything major, it’s always smart to inquire with the HOA board with specifics about your project. For example, if you’re looking to replace your roof, you can offer what details you have about your project to the board, inquire about what paperwork is required and if there are any issues with the project timeline. You can also ask about what roofing materials are not allowed or if there are any specific requirements regarding color. This way, when you move forward with your contractor, there will be no misunderstandings and the project will be a success. When you partner with VIS Exterior, we double check to make sure all rules and regulations are being followed.
Can you replace the roof without HOA approval?
Never take on a major project without consulting with your HOA board first. You could be fined if you do anything against regulations and you don’t want to get hit with the cost of having to redo something that runs completely afoul with your HOA guidelines. For example, some HOAs have rules regarding the appearance of a roof, so if you select the wrong shingles, you could be forced to have the work completely redone.
Can your HOA make you replace your roof?
The appearance of properties in an HOA are important, but so is structural integrity. Some HOAs will require you to replace your roof, as damage to your property could impact surrounding residents. Regardless of the rules, your roof protects your home, so when the time comes for a replacement, consult with your HOA on the rules and regulations and schedule an inspection from a qualified roofing contractor with experience working with HOAs.
When to bring in a roofing contractor to replace your HOA roof?
Rather than taking the DIY approach and risk making mistakes, losing time and money, consult with a professional roofing contractor and get started on the right foot. Not only will you avoid the stress of dealing with a roof issue, you will stay in the good graces of the HOA.
At VIS Exterior, we’re familiar with the many unique scenarios that differ from one HOA to another. When you bring us in to assist you, we take care of everything from the inspection to the planning to communicating with your HOA manager. We follow all the rules and meet every requirement.