If your neighborhood has a homeowners’ association, the association’s covenant probably has very clear and precise guidelines about the style, size and material of the fences and gates in the neighborhood.
This also means that the first thing to do before you even start designing your fence, thinking about its material, style and size is to consult the document. Here are some of the aspects that you might need HOA approval for:
- Fence type – some HOA covenants do not allow to use certain materials, such as chain link or split rail, to be used on property sides facing the street because these types would disrupt the overall appearance of a neighborhood where most fences are made from masonry or wood;
- The height of the fence – this is another aspect that HOA covenants are usually very specific about. Having a fence that is too tall or too short compared to the other fences in the street or in the neighborhood also disrupts the harmonious appearance of the neighborhood.
Failing to comply with applicable HOA Westminster gate installation regulations and fencing requirements can have very serious consequences – you might be required to remove the uncomplying fence, therefore the best thing to do is to find out about the criteria that need to be observed when building a fence.