A roofing project will undoubtedly be one of your most expensive home improvement endeavors. It’s important to be critical of the entire process from start to finish. The contract is something you’ll probably think of as mere documentation, but you should review it before you accept the terms.
Above It All Roofing and Construction discusses this further.
Roofing Contract: Reading Between the Lines
While the roofing bid and estimate may be something you should review, you should read between the lines when assessing your roofing contract. The contract, after all, is your binding agreement with them, and it’s a legal piece of paperwork.
Your prospective roofing contractor will list the specifics on payment terms on your contract, such as down payments, progress payments and the final payment. These shouldn’t be the only things there, though; the contract should also include particulars on the type of materials they’ll use and the quantity of each, plus any change orders and add-ons you may have agreed on.
Look for the Lien Release
The lien release protects you from any liability if the roofer you’re working with fails to pay their supplier, which is why it should always be part of your contract. A lien release also covers you from failure of payment on their part if your roofer employs subcontractors.
The Termination Clause
Finally, review the termination clause in your contract. This essentially spells out the reasons you or the roofer you’re working with can end the agreement without penalty. This clause also reviews many of the important contract terms that both parties should never violate.
Above It All Roofing and Construction is a properly licensed and insured roofing company. Call us at (918) 217-8890 for more information on our services. We are a roofing contractor serving homeowners throughout Tulsa, OK, and nearby areas.