It’s important for you to evaluate your roofing contract carefully. The contract will outline the project and give you critical information. A good contract will make sure that you and your roofing contractor are on the same page, and it can help prevent disputes. Roof Masters explains the important items that you need to see in a roofing contract:
Scope of Work – This section will define exactly what will be done on your project and what labor and materials will be needed to finish the job. Make sure to review this section with your contractor to make sure that it includes all of the materials and labor necessary for your project. Take the time to check if the scope of the work meets the manufacturer’s warranty and installation requirements.
Materials and Services – Your roofing contract also needs to include all materials and services included within the project. For instance, a roof replacement contract needs to detail the ventilation, shingle underlayments and other roofing accessories. When discussing your contract, it will help if you ask about cleanup and disposal services and permit acquisition fees as well. As a roof replacement and roof maintenance expert, we recommend making sure that there is also a reference to manufacturer warranties that will cover all the products used.
Job Duration – The usual period from contract signing to job start is two to six weeks, but this can vary greatly depending on the contractor and their backlog. When discussing your contract it is important to get a realistic time estimate from your contractor. They need to be straightforward about their availability.
Deposit/Payment Schedule – The exact schedule will vary depending on the roofing contractor, but a common arrangement involves paying an initial deposit, a second payment when roofing materials are delivered and a final payment on job completion.
Roof Masters uses clear and effective roofing contracts on all of your roofing projects. You can rely on us for your roof replacement, roof repair, roof maintenance and other exterior home improvement needs. We are CertainTeed SELECT ShingleMaster™ with over two decades of experience and we have helped thousands of homeowners. We serve many areas, including Montgomery County, MD. Call us at (888) 889-7551 to learn more about our services and products. You can also ask for a free estimate.