Every property manager and the homeowner will tell you that multi-family unit roofing projects are not for the faint-hearted. With large properties and many tenants, things could get overwhelming for those in charge. These projects are better left to a capable and seasoned professional who is familiar with the 2012 International Building Code (IBC) and who will answer and address all your roof repair concerns while the job is ongoing.
Keeping It by the Book
Many municipalities will have ordinances and regulations that generally follow the 2012 IBC. Homeowners and property managers who attempt to handle multi-family roof repairs themselves usually end up violation building codes. It is recommended that you hire a trusted local professional roofing contractor to do the work for you and worry about all those regulations. The roofer will be responsible for keeping the code, not you or your homeowners’ association (HOA)
Hire a Professional or Do It Yourself?
Multi-family housing roof repairs are challenging to say the least. A single leak can begin on an end unit and move through and across the sheathing and end up dripping into an attic space on a unit in the interior. Going up ladders to the attics of several houses is no easy task, certainly not for a homeowner or a property manager.
It is recommended that you always have a roofing professional do your roofing repairs, both for single-family residences and multi-family units. Trying to do the work yourself will most likely result in you violating HOA covenants and rules.
This is a big concern to homeowners in an HOA. Whose bank account is going to be billed for a multi-family housing roof repair? What comes next after the HOA has been notified of a potential leak? The homeowner and the property manager need to consult with the HOA Board of Directors. In most cases, HOAs tend to promptly respond to owners’ issues since this is vital to preserving the property value. Roof leaks usually affect a common area, thus are covered by the special reserves that everyone in the HOA pays for. An experienced roofing contractor will know how to handle the payment nitty-gritty for multi-family housing roof repair.
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