Mr. “P” was so patient. He waited over 2 months for HOA to approve this patio cover. Just because you live in an HOA neighborhood doesn’t mean you can’t have a metal patio cover. It’s usually just a matter of applying and waiting on approval. Sometimes they will request that the patio cover be shingled and we can certainly do that. But the advantages of metal, aluminum or steel, are so great. Mostly maintenance free for life. No painting. Just a rinse with the water hose every now and then. No termites, no wood rot. They look great for years!