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Homeowners Willing to Pay Fine to HOA Regarding Their Garage Door

Our team at Neighborhood Garage Door Repair thinks it is important for you to know what is going on in the world of garage doors. If you are part of a Homeowners Association (HOA), then you might find this very informative. Here are some things that are happening with HOAs and garage doors.

The Homeowners Association of Auburn Greens, in California, have mandated that garage doors must be left up Monday-Friday from 8am-4pm. The residence can be stuck with a $200 fine and an administrative hearing. As we are sure you know, this doesn’t seem fair to some of the residents.

The Reasoning Behind This Mandate

According to some of the Auburn Green residents, some neighbors had someone living in their garage, which is a violation of the HOA. Apparently, the HOA is under the impression that this will prevent people living in the area from having tenants in their garage. But is this the best way to prevent something like that from happening?

The Problem Homeowners Have With This Rule

Almost no one actually has tenants living in their garage and they are being punished for someone else’s mistake. If someone is working a regular Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm job, they now have to worry about their personal belongings being stolen while they are working. It is also unclear how open the door actually needs to be.

Some homeowners wonder what the point of even having a garage door is if they aren’t allowed to close it during the day. Some people might not be able to afford security cameras or expensive systems. While it’s understood that the HOA has rules about your living conditions, this feels like a little much for most residents.

Is There A Solution?

Could the solution be as easy as scheduling visits with homeowners to ensure that nothing is going on in the garage that should be? However, if visits are scheduled, then the homeowner could potentially just rearrange the garage to look like how it should. Perhaps drop-in visits would still be alright with homeowners, rather than keeping their doors open and personal belongings out in plain sight.

Is the HOA willing to take some sort of liability if something were to be taken or a burglary happened through the door in the garage? We do feel like this could be easily taken care of without leaving homeowners feeling scared while they are gone all day. It shouldn’t be that the HOA requires that garage doors are open all day long.

Some homeowners are stating that they would rather pay the fine and deal with consequences instead of leaving themselves susceptible to theft.

Give Us A Call Today

If you ever run into any issues with rules regarding your garage door, please give Neighborhood Garage Door Repair a call. We might not have an answer right off the bat, but our knowledgeable phone staff will help you in any way they can. We look forward to hearing from you and answering any questions that you might have.

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They sent Doug Fussell out to my house on the day after Christmas! I had only called them three days before! Doug was a premier technician, very thorough and very efficient. I expected him to take two days, since he was replacing two doors and adding openers on each door. He only took the daylight hours of one day! I could not believe how fast he was! In addition, he thoroughly taught me how to use the remote openers. I highly recommend them to anyone!
~Donald B.

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We just bought a home and this company was so understanding as I had to change the appointment time a few times. Then the tech came out and was so kind and helpful. I could not have asked for a better experience and will suggest them to anyone who needs work done on their garage door!
~Tammy K.

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My garage door broke on a Saturday night as I was getting ready to leave for a holiday party. Kelvin was here within 30 minutes. He reviewed everything with me that was happening with my door. He gave me the estimates of what was immediately needed to be done in order for my door to raise and then what I will need to have done very soon. I could see all the problems he pointed out to me and I decided to have everything done. He completed everything that night. I was very satisfied with Kelvin’s professionalism and the work he did. Thank you again.
~Joyce N

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