Importance of a Roofing Contract

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.

 
 

1. Names & Addresses

 Both parties’ names and addresses should be included as well as the roofer’s business address.

 

2. Scope of Work

The Scope of work should be 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.

 

3. 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, the homeowner needs to know the additional hourly rate to be charged.

 

4. Contractor’s Information

A reliable roofing contract includes the contractor’s insurance certification, license number, worker’s comp, and Liability.

 

5. 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.

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.

 

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Before signing a roofing contract, there are 3 things you should do.

 

1. Roof Inspection Request

Request quotes and compare them to the quality of service provided by the roof contractor.

 

2. Schedule

To avoid problems later on, confirm the length of time your project will take.

 

3. Insurance

Before you sign a contract with a roofing contractor, make sure they have the proper insurance.

 

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 your 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 license as well.

You want a team that is trained and experienced in all roofing systems and a team that can handle any  all repair, replacement, and diagnostic issues.

Crown Roofing looks forward to helping you with your residential or commercial roofing needs. We’re ready to handle your toughest projects with five offices and more than 600 employees across the state. Call today to schedule your free estimate. We’re answering calls 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. 855-CROWN-55

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Hire a professional roofing contractor and let him do his job

 

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, have a lower threat of dying on the job than professional roofers. Despite this, numerous DIYers put their lives in peril every time  to save plutocrats.

 

With that in mind, consider the following tips:

 

  • You may suppose you are comfortable with heights. Still, it’s a fully different experience when you are 40 bases up on a roof, knowing that you still have to install effects like leak hedge and roof sundeck protection before you can indeed-consider nailing on new shingles, indeed after you’ve ripped out all the old roofing and checked for damage.
  • All while wearing rubber-soled thrills to( hopefully) keep you from tripping on a slick place, safety spectacles to( hopefully) keep an errantly pounded nail from damaging an eye, and a harness to( hopefully) keep you from plunging to the earth when working on an acutelypitchedroof.
  • Minimize your threat of slipping. A normal of six roofers die each month in the U.S. from cascade, according to Professional Roofing magazine. So noway work on a wetroof, wearsoft- soled thrills for the stylish traction, and use safety outfit like a harness when working on an acutelypitchedroof. And if you do fall, supplicate that you flashed back to slip a helmet to cover your head.
  • Avoid electrical hazards. Roofersalsosufferfatalbecks and electrocution because electricity can vault, or “ bow, ” from a line to  graduation several basesdown. therefore, for starters, make sure your graduation is made ofnon-conductive wood or fiberglass.

Be careful,  contract and proposal are two different things

The proposal is a marketing document that tells prospective customers what the roofer will do and how much they will charge. A contract is a legally binding document that confirms the contractor’s work and the price. These examples of roofing contract templates will help you understand the differences and how they can look.

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Don’t miss these final recommendations

  1. Unexpected circumstances can cause roofing projects to cost more. If the contractor finds that the roofing has begun to rot, they might need to buy more materials or hire extra labor to finish the job on time or make the repairs properly. In the event of unforeseen circumstances, the estimate should be included in your roofing contract.
  2. The terms of the roofing contract should include the notice required, any payments needed, and information regarding refundable deposits. If clients wish to cancel after a certain date, or if the roofer has already incurred expenses, many roofers will require them to pay a fixed percentage of either the total contract value or the cost of materials.

1. Names & Addresses
2. Scope of Work
3. Change Orders
4. Contractor’s Information
5. Project Duration

1. Roof Inspection Request
2. Confirm Project Schedule
3.Verify Insurance

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