Can HOA make me use replacement windows that don’t meet current code?
I recently replaced all windows in my condo (22). I thought that I had HOA approval, but I never thought to tell the HOA that I was getting energy efficient windows. (U-Factor of 0.41, SGC of 0.27). These have a greenish tint. My HOA wants me to replace them again with clear glass as they green tint is not in keeping with the community.
I don’t think that I can replace with clear glass and meet current building code (California). Especially since I had to use aluminum frames instead of vinyl to meet the HOA requirements for frames that match the community.
I assume that California does not require me to meet current code. However, can my HOA prevent me from using windows that do meet current code?
Thank you very much for any help or advice!