Roofing jobs are complex, expensive undertakings. Many homeowners have questions regarding roofing and contracts and whether they are necessary. While many customers view contracts as a negative thing, a roofing contract is an important document crafted to protect the homeowner and the roofer. The days of undertaking a roofing project with a simple handshake are over and a clear roofing contract spelling out the scope of the work, materials, and payment is necessary. Having a clear, detailed contract allows both the roofer and homeowner to have protections should a problem arise. A roofing contract provides peace of mind to both parties and should include 5 important items.
Names & Addresses – Both parties’ names and addresses should be included as well as the roofer’s business address.
Scope of Work – Scope of work should be clearly articulated and specific. Examples include: layers tear off, products used, new flashing, cleanup, etc. The scope should also include what will not be done such as change orders.
Change Orders – Change orders do happen, and it is important to spell this out in the contract. If extra work is required on the project, it is important for the homeowner to know the additional hourly rate to be charged.
Contractor’s Information – A reliable roofing contract includes the contractor’s insurance certification, license number, worker’s comp, and Liability.
Project Duration – The length of time to complete the project should be clearly stated in the contract. Also, a payment schedule should be documented stating how and when the roof will be paid for.
Roofing contracts eliminate disagreements, help solve problems, and provide homeowners and roofers with deserved protections. A well-articulated contract will help ensure the roofing project is completed timely and eliminate hard feelings and frustrations resulting from the project. Because roofing jobs are so complex, a contract is vital to ensuring both parties are satisfied.
We are Your Trustworthy Roofer
As you wouldn’t let just anyone in your house, you shouldn’t let just anyone on your roof. Make sure you contract with a company that is local and will be there in your time of need. You want a roofer who can stand behind its warranty and who can provide the property insurance and licensing as well. You want a team that is trained and experienced in all roofing systems and a team that can handle any and all repair, replacement, and diagnostic issues.
Crown Roofing looks forward to helping you with your residential or commercial roofing needs. With five offices and more than 600 employees across the state, we’re ready to handle your toughest projects. Call today to schedule your free estimate. We’re answering calls 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. 855-CROWN-55