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Subject: What kind of balcony privacy screen does your HOA allow?
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JamieL5
(California)

Posts:2


06/21/2021 11:04 PM  
Our railings are more than four inches a part, which I guess means homeowners can place screens that mitigate the risk of a small animal or child falling through or getting stuck. What kind of screens does your HOA allow? I’ve seen lattice screens, bamboo screens and even completely opaque solid screens. Which ones are your HOAs okay with?
MelissaP1
(Alabama)

Posts:10590


06/22/2021 4:23 AM  
That is subjective to your specific HOA. It is what your members are okay. Plus the bars width are set by code most likely. It's not just random. There are set codes for balcony railings. Which can vary on age of the building construction or other factors.

So if your HOA likes "lattice" then your ACC or board can approve that is okay to use. If most hate lattice, then you all say no to Lattice. Again it is what your HOA wants in regards to consistency.

Former HOA President
JamieL5
(California)

Posts:2


06/22/2021 10:35 AM  
All of that I understand, I just wanted to know what other HOAs have approved.
MaxB4
(California)

Posts:1601


06/22/2021 10:45 AM  
I manage HOA's and if an owner put up some type of screen to protect little animals or children I wouldn't have a issue nor would the HOA.
KerryL1
(California)

Posts:8729


06/22/2021 11:23 AM  
I guess you're a condo building, Jamie? Our balconies have a pony wall and then glass around them, so we don't have your issue.

I think your Architectural Guidelines will tell you what, if anything, you may attach to your balcony's vertical slats. Or, what, are you speaking go actual horizontal "rails?"

Also check the architectural section of your CC&Rs. Your balcony probably is "exclusive use common area <' and there might be certain rules about them. Ours, for instance, do't permit us to screw, nails to attach anything to our balcony walls, ceilings or rails to a void possible water intrusion into the building structure.




JohnC46
(South Carolina)

Posts:11665


06/22/2021 12:55 PM  
Posted By MaxB4 on 06/22/2021 10:45 AM
I manage HOA's and if an owner put up some type of screen to protect little animals or children I wouldn't have a issue nor would the HOA.



Max

I would not want a random approach. I much prefer a designated approach.
MikeB23
(Louisiana)

Posts:59


06/22/2021 5:02 PM  
We allow none, but we are in a Historic District and they also have a say on what is visible from the street.
LetA
(Nevada)

Posts:1466


06/23/2021 11:23 AM  
Walk your community and see what others are using.
EricN3
(California)

Posts:16


07/05/2021 7:25 PM  
i'm on the 19th floor!!! i put some small trees up. though my gard is close enough to the bottom of the balcony that nothing can fall through but water can pass through when it rains if needed
EricN3
(California)

Posts:16


07/05/2021 7:28 PM  
i did it because i don't want people looking in!!!
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