We are doing a backyard remodel, and the first part of that is tearing out the old deck and replacing it with a new one using Trex plastic wood. In order to do this project, I have to submit plans and a plat map to the neighborhood architectural committee. I did that, and they replied that they need to see the color of the fake wood I plan to use, and a photo of the old deck.
Really? The old deck IS GOING AWAY. And, even if I wanted to use hot pink plastic wood on my new deck, IT’S IN THE BACKYARD WHERE ONLY I CAN SEE IT.
I’m not against HOAs in principle, and this isn’t really even an HOA. It’s more of a committee that makes sure we are staying within the restrictive covenants we agreed to when we bought. But I think this is just a little silly. And now, I have to wait for the committee to review it, which could take up to 30 days. My deck guy could have this done by Tuesday if I didn’t have to wait.