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Old 07-16-2012, 08:23 AM
 
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I'm looking to change my siding from wood to vinyl and put on a new roof. My plans are to keep the colors the same. Has anyone had any experience going through the Village's Architectural Review Board?
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Old 07-17-2012, 10:48 AM
 
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Yes. I suggest going down to the MVF office. They will have a form for you to fill out. Then They will vote on it. You can then see if it was approved or not. Is the vinyl going to be the same design as the wood was? MVF is known for being strict.
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Old 07-17-2012, 03:04 PM
 
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Yes. I suggest going down to the MVF office. They will have a form for you to fill out. Then They will vote on it. You can then see if it was approved or not. Is the vinyl going to be the same design as the wood was? MVF is known for being strict.
Thanks - I know they have a reputation but I'm planning on keeping everything the same except the material type (and 2 of the 4 houses in my quad already have vinyl) so I'm hoping that it's not a big deal.

I see that you can go to the hearing or just get your verdict by email. Is it worth going to the hearing?
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Old 07-17-2012, 03:42 PM
 
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Old 07-18-2012, 01:15 AM
 
Location: Maryland about 20 miles NW of DC
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Thanks - I know they have a reputation but I'm planning on keeping everything the same except the material type (and 2 of the 4 houses in my quad already have vinyl) so I'm hoping that it's not a big deal.

I see that you can go to the hearing or just get your verdict by email. Is it worth going to the hearing?

You can help your cause if you appear in person and bring samples of the siding and other materials to show that they are equivalent in appearance as the original materils and you should find out what vinyl siding has been recently installed in your Homes area for example Whetstone, Stedwick or Northgate for example). If you make the job of the Archectural Review Board a little easier and don't act confrontational things should go right through .A lot of the contractors who work in the Village know what materials pass Board examination and take their advice seriously.
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Old 07-18-2012, 09:34 AM
 
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You can help your cause if you appear in person and bring samples of the siding and other materials to show that they are equivalent in appearance as the original materils and you should find out what vinyl siding has been recently installed in your Homes area for example Whetstone, Stedwick or Northgate for example). If you make the job of the Archectural Review Board a little easier and don't act confrontational things should go right through .A lot of the contractors who work in the Village know what materials pass Board examination and take their advice seriously.
Very helpful; thanks! My contractor has a ton of references in the Village, so I'm sure his materials are acceptable. I'll talk to him today.
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