Does my HOA allow Vinyl Windows?

Homeowners are tired of their thirty-year-old windows that only have a single-pane that aren’t energy efficient, they want something new and fresh.

There are many advances in window technology that allow for a more energy efficient experience. Window Manufacturers give the option of purchasing vinyl, wood, fiberglass, or aluminum frames. The design options are endless with the trim and grids of a window. With all of these options, it can make things confusing to a consumer on which window will best fit their needs and also what regulations to follow according to their HOA.

Style Standards

The standards the HOA has on new windows can seem confusing on the do’s and dont’s, one thing you can always remember is that they must stay similar to the original windows. The reason for this is to not distract from other homes that have not replaced yet.

Your HOA goes off of the design of the neighborhood when determining the style standard. Different color options are available depending on the frame’s material. That being said, the portion of the window frame that is visible is a color such as white, tan, or almond for vinyl and wood can be painted any color. Depending on the window manufacturers choice of design a window can appear different even if it contains the same material.

HOA regulations are not something new to Efficiency Home Improvements. Many projects are in gated communities or in neighborhoods with very strict rules on new window installations. These homes are typically custom built with builder grade wood windows having SDL grilles.

When homeowners replace it is made to seem they must replace with wood windows primarily because of the SDL grilles, that isn’t always the case. There is the option of purchasing a vinyl window with a custom wood look. Vinyl is a more affordable option. Giving the alternative to replace with wood-clad gives homeowners the freedom to replace more than a few windows at a time because of the cost. If you’re wanting to replace your windows and still have that classic wood look for a great price contact EHI today!