HOA Fencing - Schaumburg Fence Contractors
HOA Fence Installation
What is HOA Fencing?
Home Owners Association Fencing
There are many communities around the Schaumburg area that require extensive lengths of fencing to encompass the entire community property. We at Schaumburg Fence take your HOA project seriously and want to help.
What type of fence does my HOA require?
That is a common question. Often it is included in the handbook or “bylaws” you received when you moved in. They often have strict regulation as to what you can and can’t put up. If you are unsure, its important to reach out to your property manager and ask. Its also very important to get EVERYTHING in writing, to avoid any confusion. Often times, the HOA wants the contractor to provide their insurance certificate to work on the property.
Fences in HOAs
HOMEOWNERS’ ASSOCIATION FENCE RULES: CONSIDERATIONS WHEN INSTALLING A NEW FENCE
Condominium Complex Fence
Condo Building Fencing
There are many condos, or condominium complexes, that require fence installation. Fencing not only provides privacy for the residents, it also provides a sense of property line designation. It can also provide a security barrier to keep unwanted guests from entering the premises.
We at Schaumburg Fence take your security seriously, and want to ensure you get a professional fence installation that will last for decades to come. A new privacy fence can do just that, provide privacy AND security for your condo building. Take the guess work out of choosing a local fence company, and choose Schaumburg Fence for your next fence project.
Homeowners Associations require a high quality fence installation. You don’t want to risk getting a low quality fence material that won’t last your HOA for a long time. We specialize in high quality vinyl fencing that has a 30 year warranty at a minimum.
Many Homeowners Associations or HOAs have townhomes. Townhome communities have become extremely popular in recent years. Getting a high quality commercial fence installed for your townhome community is extremely important.
Apartment buildings often require a high security fence. Most often we install chain link fencing for apartment complexes. Apartment buildings have high traffic and need something at least 6 feet high in height to provide that extra sense of security for the tenants. Rental units and rental apartments have a high amount of turnover, so we need to ensure that fence is strong and will last a long time for you.
Landlords often choose us because we provide a turn-key fence installation that is worry-free. The fence gets installed quickly and to a level of professionalism you should expect from any local fence company. We go deep in the ground with the fence posts to make sure that the fence will never come out.
We work with many investors and rental property owners to provide a worry-free installation that fits your budget. So if you have 1 rental property or a dozen rental properties, we can install fencing at all locations! We are in and out quickly as to not disturb your renters and provide a seamless customer service experience all the way through.
Housing Developments Fencing
Often times housing developments that are being built need new fencing around the entire perimeter of the community. We can handle large jobs like this because we have the expertise, the talent, and the heavy machinery to get it done quickly and to a high degree of quality.
Housing Development Fencing for All Applications
Recently, a client came to me looking for assistance with a complicated case. She had just finished building a lovely new wooden fence to surround her house. Within 24 hours, the HOA president confronted her and chastised her for impeding her neighbors' lake views. She was surprised to learn that during the bimonthly HOA meeting, her fence would become the subject of much rumors and discussion. Finally, she was given 14 days to repair or replace the fence, otherwise she would be subject to daily fines.
Who would have thought that a fence could bring about such commotion and anxiety? Actually, this is surprisingly typical. I frequently come across angry property owners who have been forced to adjust a recently erected fence because they neglected to get their homeowner's association's (HOA) approval before doing so.
My client was understandably disappointed since she had invested a lot of time and money in installing what she thought was the ideal fence. She had never lived in a gated community and had no idea that she needed to get the HOA's permission. Additionally, she was totally unprepared for the drama that would follow! In the end, my team was able to give her the materials and hardware she required to build a new fence that complied with the association's rules. If you reside in an area where there is a HOA, it is beneficial to take into account some of the typical fence restrictions they impose and to comprehend the rationale behind those limits.
Common HOA Fencing Requirements and Their Justification
At first glance, homeowner's association fencing regulations could appear a little nitpicky. However, a HOA's principal objective is to uphold local norms that raise living standards and, ultimately, property prices. Since it's in their line of sight, a fence might actually have a big impact on your neighbors. Additionally, a poorly located fence or the improper kind of fence might obscure views, which is a serious issue, especially if views are one of the main attractions in the neighborhood.
So what limitations or recommendations should you anticipate while building a new fence?
Think about the following:
Wind- and storm-resistance: Strong winds have the potential to turn fencing materials into hazardous projectiles in several storm-prone regions of the nation, such as Illinois. These projectiles have the potential to seriously harm people and seriously harm neighboring buildings and vehicles. Solid fences and fencing made of large slats are examples of this very well. A fence becomes a huge and extremely dangerous sail because wine cannot travel through it easily.
Due to their propensity to "catch" the wind, wooden fences and other more substantial fencing types are sometimes prohibited by HOAs. Associations may only permit fences with slender metal bars, cables, or other wind-resistant designs. In order to enhance longevity, it's also typical to find specifications for the hardware's design and construction, as well as the depth of the fence posts.
Fence height regulations: Fence height is frequently regulated, with laws frequently varied between front yard and backyard height restrictions. There are various exceptions to HOA fence height limitations, which are frequently motivated by concerns about appearance and visibility. Fences, for instance, can block a driver's view at a crossroads, making it impossible to notice if a second car, a pedestrian, or an unrestrained dog is about to emerge from the corner. (And similarly, a car may not be seen by a cyclist or pedestrian due to a strong fence.) Therefore, certain laws are designed to encourage increased community security. When this is the case, solid structures (like a solid timber or aluminum fence) may be subject to restrictions, although a tall metal picket fence may be considered acceptable.
Views and visibility: Gated neighborhoods and other subdivisions administered by HOAs frequently appear in beautiful areas. Many towns also make significant investments in landscaping, which may involve building lakes and ponds from scratch. It seems sense in these settings that people could object if a fence obstructs or interferes with their ability to see the surrounding area. Because of this, you can discover that you are either unable to build a fence or that there are limitations on the size, shape, kind, and location of your fence. Shorter fences with narrow metal or wood pickets, or other designs that do not hinder view, may be allowed instead of high, privacy-style fences that are completely prohibited.
Style and uniformity: While many HOA standards have a practical foundation, it's not unusual to come across rules and regulations that were developed with aesthetics in mind. Some neighborhoods have requirements that homes adhere to a particular aesthetic (e.g. modern and minimalist or ornate and elegant Victorian style.) Others have very explicit instructions, such as "only wrought iron fencing or replacement materials that look like wrought iron." Understanding your neighborhood's rules is crucial to preventing the need to modify or replace a brand-new fence because each community is different.
How to Choose a HOA-Friendly Fence and Why You Should Pay Attention to HOAs
HOAs and other groups with a similar mission may subject homeowners to harsh fines and penalties. If you choose to disregard a fine, the HOA may be forced to put a lien on your home, which could put you in a difficult situation. In the event that you ever want to sell your house, a lien might make things very difficult. The entire cost to the property owner may end up being many times the initial fine amount when fees, interest, and penalties are taken into account. And that doesn't even mention the worry and annoyance it brings.
Depending on your needs, or more specifically, the reasons you want to put the fence, your HOA's standards and the appropriate fence and hardware type will differ significantly. More privacy, security, beauty, or the safety of your kids and pets are just a few possible motives. Your HOA's specifications will determine the type of fence you select, but in my experience as a contractor, Fortress® fencing systems have worked well in a variety of settings.
Our ornamental fencing (often times aluminum fencing or steel fencing is used) is a terrific option for HOAs, especially those who want a wrought iron-like appearance and fences that hinder views barely at all. This fence is especially perfect for areas where frequent storms and strong winds could topple a sturdy fence structure. Additionally, you have a variety of gate styles to select from, such as walk gates, drive gates, and bespoke models. The layers of premium coating that make up this particular fencing style—which is available with top railing or in a picket fence style—make it distinctive. The zinc is applied to the galvanized steel before receiving a unique e-coat that guards against moisture-induced corrosion. At order to protect the metal from the sun, ensure a long lifespan, and require little maintenance, a premium powder coating is utilized in the end. You will profit from this (no scrubbing at rust or repainting), but as the fence ages, you will also be far less likely to face criticism from the HOA.
Additionally, Schaumburg Fencing provides a distinctive solution that combines privacy fencing and wrought iron-style fencing. This is perfect in a HOA scenario with many regulations since you can create several different styles with only one fence. The innovative wood infill on the Fortress Estate Fence gives it a distinctive appearance. It can be erected with or without the infill to create a privacy fence on one side of the property and an open-to-view security fence on the other. Schaumburg Fence offers a whole range of products, including decking, railings, framing, cladding, lighting, and ornamental hardware, if you're looking for more distinctive and long-lasting items. Regardless of how particular your HOA is, Fortress has a high-end, fashionable solution for you.