HOA & Multifamily Homes Roofing


Homeowners Association Boards & Property Managers Need a Roofing Contractor That Knows the Process

Multifamily housing differs from most commercial building situations because it is often managed by a North Carolina or South Carolina homeowners association looking out for the safety of residents and adhering to cost controls that align with a strict budget.  Homeowners Association management companies (HOA) typically have a budget set aside for common area maintenance and repairs, which can include big projects like a roof replacement for a condominium. The HOA South Carolina or North Carolina boards of directors at any given property will typically make the decision on when a roofing project is necessary, and will then put together a proposal for the project, including cost estimates. This proposal will then be presented to the members of the HOA for approval, composed of unit owners in a building or common property. Once approved, the HOA will hire a contractor, like Arnold Roofing & Restoration to complete the work. The cost of the project will typically be divided among all the unit owners in the form of a special assessment, through an increase in regular HOA dues, or from a reserve budget managed by the homeowners association. It is important for homeowners association management companies to follow the bylaws and state laws regarding the process for approving and funding such projects.

When selecting a contractor for a multi-family roofing project, the HOA or property manager should take several factors into consideration to ensure they choose the right contractor for the job. Some steps that can be taken include:

  1. Research: Look for contractors who specialize in commercial roofing and have experience working on similar projects. Arnold Roofing & Restoration welcomes you to ask us for references.
  2. Licensing and insurance: Make sure the contractor is licensed and insured in the state and/or the local jurisdiction, and that their insurance covers them for commercial roofing work.
  3. Price: Arnold Roofing & Restoration will never dissuade you from getting multiple quotes from different contractors in order to compare prices. But, be aware that the lowest bid may not always be the best option.
  4. Quality of materials: Ask the contractors about the quality of materials they will use and make sure they meet industry standards.
  5. Warranty: Ask about the warranty that the contractor provides on the materials and labor, and understand the conditions of the warranty.
  6. Communication: The contractor should be able to communicate effectively and answer any questions you have about the project.
  7. Safety standard: Ask about the safety standard that the contractor follows, and make sure they have OSHA safety training.
  8. Schedule: Make sure the contractor can complete the project within your required timeline.

It is also beneficial to seek out the advice of an expert in commercial roofing, like Arnold Roofing & Restoration. This could also be a trusted building consultant or an architect. They can help validate the reliability of Arnold Roofing and its process,  helping to ensure that the project is completed to a high standard and in compliance with local building codes and regulations.

There are several types of flat roofing systems, low slope roofing systems, and sloped roofing systems commonly used in multifamily housing such as apartment buildings and condos.

Flat Roofing Systems:

  1. Built-up roof (BUR): This is a traditional flat roofing system that uses layers of tar and gravel or asphalt to create a waterproof barrier.
  2. Modified bitumen: This is a more modern flat roofing system that uses a rubber or plastic-based material that is applied in layers to create a waterproof barrier.
  3. Single-ply membrane: This is a flat roofing system that uses a single layer of a synthetic rubber or plastic material to create a waterproof barrier.
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Low Slope Roofing Systems:

  1. Rubber roofing: This is a low-slope roofing system that uses a rubber membrane to create a waterproof barrier.
  2. Modified bitumen: Again, this is a low-slope roofing system that uses a rubber or plastic-based material that is applied in layers to create a waterproof barrier.

Sloped Roofing Systems:

  1. Asphalt shingles: This is a sloped roofing system that uses individual shingles made of asphalt to create a waterproof barrier.
  2. Metal roofing: This is a sloped roofing system that uses metal panels to create a waterproof barrier.
  3. Tile roofing: This is a sloped roofing system that uses individual tiles made of clay, concrete, or metal to create a waterproof barrier.


It’s important to note that some of the systems mentioned above have different variations and new products are being developed all the time. It’s also crucial to consider the local and/ or South Carolina building codes and regulations; the building structure; and the climate conditions when choosing the right roofing system. It’s recommended to consult with Arnold Roofing & Restoration to determine the best option for your specific project.

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For superior roofing solutions that serve South Carolina homeowners management company, boards, property managers, and owners in Lexington, Wake, Aiken and Orangeburg counties, count on Arnold Roofing & Restoration to bring the right skills and project management expertise, and budgeting to the job.