A very common question we hear from people who are interested in buying one of our wooden or vinyl sheds is, \u201cWill this meet my HOA\u2019s shed restrictions?\u201d With over 26 million housing units and 69 million residents throughout the U.S. living in common-interest communities, mainly Homeowners Associations, it\u2019s very likely that you too may have to follow HOA requirements when choosing a shed for your backyard.\r\n\r\nBelow are some of the typical restrictions that we work with when building backyard sheds for our customers. However, it\u2019s important that you read up on the specific HOA shed restrictions that your community has regulated before you begin shopping for a shed or other outdoor structure.\r\n\r\nSize Restrictions\r\nYour HOA will almost certainly have restrictions on the size of the shed you can place in your backyard. Typically they put limits on the total footprint and max height of sheds:\r\n\r\nMaximum footprint: The maximum shed size may be regulated by the total square footage, the dimensions, or the percentage of land it covers (ex: 150 ft., 8\u2019 x 10\u2019, or no more than 1% of your parcel).\r\nMaximum height: Many HOA shed restrictions limit the maximum height of the side walls as well as the maximum height of the roof.\r\nPlacement of Your Shed\r\nYour HOA may have restrictions on the set-back required when placing your shed in your yard, including:\r\n\r\nSet-back from the interior side property line\r\nSet-back from the street side property line on corner lots\r\nSet-back from the rear property line\r\nMost HOA guidelines also state that sheds cannot be visible from the front of the home.\r\n\r\nMaterials &amp; Appearance\r\nThe majority of HOA shed restrictions revolve around the appearance of sheds. They often included clauses which state that:\r\n\r\nSheds include a solid floor, either a concrete slab or suitable building material. Dirt\u00a0or gravel floors\u00a0are typically not permitted.\r\nFlat roofs may not be permitted and instead, your shed must have a sloped roof.\r\nExterior cladding must be constructed of wood, vinyl, or aluminum. All metal sheds are typically not permitted.\r\nExterior colors, trim colors, roof shingles, and windows should all match your home\u2019s exterior as closely as possible. You may be required to match the style of your home as well. You may also be limited by the color palette you can choose for your shed.\r\nHOA Approvals\r\nDepending on your HOA Committee\u2019s approval process, you may be required to submit the following to get approval on your new shed:\r\n\r\nSite Plan: A scale drawing that shows the size of your lot, the size and location of your house (including the garage), and the size and location of the proposed shed.\r\nShed Image &amp; Dimensions: Photos, drawings, or even a product catalog that shows front, rear, and side views of the proposed shed. This may need to be accompanied by the dimensions (including the height) of the shed.\r\nTopographic Map: This document will show the proposed placement of the shed on your property, relative to property lines and easements.\r\nRemember that these guidelines are just a few examples of what your HOA may require when adding a shed to your backyard. You should always review your specific rules and regulations before making any large purchase.\r\n\r\nWe have a large selection of HOA-friendly wooden and vinyl sheds. Visit our product gallery for inspiration!