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Friggin' HOA

My old deck. The new one is practically identical in size and shape (it’s three feet wider along the house), but it’s using fake wood. Not hot pink or purple fake wood, brown fake wood.
My old deck. The new one is practically identical in size and shape (it’s three feet wider along the house), but it’s using fake wood. Not hot pink or purple fake wood, brown fake wood.
Photo: Me

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.

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Is this okay?
Is this okay?
Photo: Home Depot or something, I don’t remember.

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.

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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.

:/

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